As the Sultanate gears up to celebrate the 49th Oman National Day, Y Magazine is bringing the nation’s young talent together once again to paint their patriotism with the 6th annual Portrait By A Nation competition.
Y’s Portrait By A Nation returns for its 6th annual competition alongside Presenting Sponsor Ahlibank in honour of the 49th Oman National Day on November 18. Powered by Mazoon Dairy and Asian Paints Berger, and in Association with Mall of Muscat, Minara, OSCO Shapoorji Pallonji, and Staedtler, young artists from schools across the Sultanate will come together to create a unique piece of art as a lasting tribute to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
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One of the biggest events of the year in Oman, Y’s Portrait By A Nation saw an impressive number of more than 2,800 entries received from children ages 5-17 years-old from Muscat, Nizwa, Sur, Sohar, and Salalah last year.
Children will receive a different sized canvas and a different portrait of His Majesty, across three age categories of competition:
5-9 years – Canvas size 20cm x 30cm
10-13 years – Canvas size 30cm x 40cm
14-17 years – Canvas size 40cm x 50cm
Forty-nine (49) finalists will be selected from participants – 17 from the ages 5-9 category, and 16 each from the ages 10-13 and 14-17 age categories, with three winners chosen among them from each age category, for a chance to win prizes worth a total of RO2,550. Each winner will win a prize worth RO500 in each age category, while runners-up will win prizes valued at RO250 in each age category, and there will be RO100 for third place in each age category.
Championing the patriotic heart of the nation through the artistic expression of the young generation, Y’s Portrait By A Nation will be featured across all of SABCO Media’s platforms, including Y Magazine, Merge 104.8, Al Wisal, and Virgin Radio Oman 100.9 FM.
The competition will be held on Friday, November 8 in Nizwa and Salalah, Saturday, November 9 in Sur and Sohar, and on Friday November 15 and Saturday, November 16 in Muscat as, over two days, hundreds of children create their own special pieces of art on the canvasses given to them with a pre-printed sketch of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. This initiative not only encourages talent but provides children with a platform to bring out their best artistic efforts while taking pride in their work.
Judging will take place on November 18, and the Y Portrait By A Nation judging panel will include sponsors, eminent local artists, and representatives of Team Y. The panel will select 16 winners from each age group for a total of 49 finalists.
Conducted in a 5-star venue, the Y Portrait By A Nation awards function will be held on November 25 and will see sponsors interacting with the 49 finalists from the three age categories. The finalists, along with their families, will be invited to be awarded commendation certificates and prizes. The event will be followed by dinner.
Special Coverage in Y Magazine
After the competition, there will be special coverage in Y Magazine’s issue on November 28 which will feature the works of the young artists along with their interviews, and those from sponsors and eminent local artists.
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Call (+968) 2442-6900.
Registration for participants in the interiors (Nizwa, Sohar, Sur & Salalah) closes November 2, 2019.
Registration for participants in the capital area of Muscat closes November 9, 2019.