Saudi Arabia: National Creativity Competition!

It’s not too late!  If you are a Saudi national or a resident of Saudi Arabia between the ages of 16 to 25 here is a unique opportunity for you to be part of a groundbreaking opportunity to showcase the talent and creativity of those from the Kingdom!





Edge of Arabia have partnered with SAGIA and the British Council to deliver the Arts & Creativity Category of the groundbreaking ‘Most Competitive Youth’ Awards. This unique nationwide competition will encourage youth in Saudi Arabia to express their creative potential and inspire others to make a positive difference in their community, or raise awareness of a social issue that has a negative impact on society. To enter the competition, Saudi Nationals and Saudi Residents aged 16 to 25 will be invited to express their creativity through art, digital media, film or photography. Eligible youth can apply online in English and Arabic at


Entrants with the most original and imaginative applications will be asked for interview in December 2010 and winners will be announced at a gala event at the Global Competitiveness Forum in January 2011.  The judging panel will include: Manal Al-Dowayan (Saudi Photographer), Sarah Al-Faour (Head of Visual Arts, SAGIA), Venetia Porter (Curator of Islamic and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, The British Museum), Abdullah Al-Turki (Creative Director, Edge of Arabia), and Stephen Stapleton (Founder of Edge of Arabia & Offscreen).


Winners will take part in an Offscreen Expedition in the Summer of 2011 and work with professional artists, designers, social entrepreneurs, museum curators and filmmakers to develop the key skills of leadership, communications and creativity. The journey will include a special collaboration with major cultural institutions including the British Museum. Throughout the once in a lifetime journey, winners will explore the theme of ‘pilgrimage’ and ‘journeys’ by taking part in various historical journeys across Britain.



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4 Responses

  1. ahh i missed it, 😦 i wish i could turn back time and participate, I soo wanted to value my creativity, will this competition run again?

  2. I’ve been told that they plan to run the competition again next year, yes. My daughter was one of the top ten winners in the Technology category, and we found the competition to be very well organized, supportive, and professional. What a great way to celebrate the talent and potential of youth in this part of the world. Keep your eye on for announcements about next year.

  3. Masha’allah, Mabrook Huda to your daughter!

  4. Hey… when is this competition gonna start again.. I would like to participate..

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