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25 February 2021

Emerging artist Prize 3.0 | World art dubai

Emerging Artist Prize 3.0 & Exhibition

Following last year’s success, Emerging Artist Prize & Exhibition returns for its third year in partnership with World Art Dubai.

If you are an up and coming artist looking for an opportunity to exhibit your art, this is your chance.

The competition theme is Rove Freely.

The competition is divided in two rounds:

  • First Round: Using the form below, artists can submit their artworks to the competition. Additional details below:
    • Accepted Media: Painting, drawing, digital artworks, digital printing, and mixed media are eligible.
    • Physical Artwork Size: Maximum A0 (841 x 1189 mm)
    • Digital submission file: must be an A3 PDF format, with a maximum size of 5Mb.
  • Second Round: 10 shortlisted art pieces will be exhibited at the Rove Corner in World Art Dubai 2021.

Competition Timeline:

  • 28th February to  25th March 2021 – Artwork Submission
  • 26th March to  31st March 2021 – Jury deliberation and shortlisting. Selected artists will be contacted and declared.
  • 7th to 10th April 2021 – The selected 10 artworks will be displayed at Rove Corner in World Art Dubai 2021.
    2 Winners will be declared.


  • Grand Prize: The grand winner, selected by the judges, will be awarded with complimentary space to exhibit his/her artworks at World Art Dubai 2022.
  • People’s Choice Prize: Exhibition Space at one of Rove Hotels’ properties for a period of 3 months and an overnight stay at one of Rove Hotels properties, inclusive of breakfast.


– Petra Kaltenbach – World Art Dubai curator and artist
– Batool Jafri – World Art Dubai curator
– Samar Kamel – World Art Dubai curator
– Rebia Naim – Emerging Scene
–  Tina McGonagill – Emerging Scene
– The Rove Hotels team