Katara declares winners of cover art competition
August 10 2020 12:44 AM

Katara – the Cultural Village has announced the winners of its novel and formative art competition. There are 13 winners out of a total 856 participants from different countries. 
The entries included 350 covers of unpublished novels, 274 covers of published novels and 232 covers of juniors unpublished novels. The winners are six Algerians, five Egyptians, a Tunisian, a Sudanese and a Moroccan. 
Gender wise, five female formative artists won out of 453 participants, nine males won out of 403 participants. The online competition was open for all Arab formative artists from June 18 to July 15 this year. 
The main topic was about painting the cover of Katara Arab Novel Award publications for 2020 in the categories of the unpublished, published and junior novels.
Katara’s novel and formative art competition had its debut during the third edition of Katara Arab Novel Award 2017. At first only Qatari artists were assigned the task of painting the covers of such novels but starting from the sixth edition of the award, the competition was open for artists from around the world. 
The winner of the most beautiful painting of a novel cover will get a prize of $500 for each cover, in addition to having the winning painting on the cover of the novel alongside the name of the artist.

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