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Public visiting the Dubai Canvas Festival have an opportunity to take part in an Instagram photography competition by posting their pictures of artworks exhibited at the event on the social networking platform.

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Individuals can enter the competition by posting their photos on Instagram using the hash tag #DubaiCanvas. The competition, whose theme is “Shoot – Post – Win”, aims to harness the power of social media to build engagement between the public and the artworks.

The public are invited to post pictures that creatively bring the artworks to life. In order to allow the public to post photographs of artworks created on the last day of the Festival, the organisers have extended the deadline for the competition until after the event. All photos must be taken with a mobile phone and cannot be enhanced or edited in any way.

A dedicated jury will evaluate the entries and choose three winners based on quality, creativity and 3D representation. The winner will receive AED 20,000, the first runner-up AED 15,000 and the second runner up AED 10,000.

Organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), in partnership with Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), a renowned destination developed and managed by Dubai Properties (DP), the Dubai Canvas Festival will feature over 60 works of 30 well-known international, regional and local artists.

Participating artists include the inventor of 3D street art Kurt Wenner; New York-based artist and cyborg activist Neil Harbisson; Dutch pop-surrealist artist Leon Keer; Portuguese street artist Sergio Odeith; London-based graffiti artist Fanakapan; Chinese street artist Qi Xinghua; and Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra.

The artworks are being exhibited in an area stretching over two kilometres within Jumeirah Beach Residence. The public visiting the Festival have numerous opportunities to watch master street artists at work. Workshops at the Festival enable the public to interact closely with the artists and gain an understanding of their techniques, use of materials and creative approach.

The Festival is free to attend. The event runs from 1 March to 14 March 2016 from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm on weekdays and from 10.00 am to 11.00 pm on the weekend.

Source: Govt of Dubai Media Office.

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