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Ithra And Saudia Launch Art Design Competition

PARIS. France - The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and national carrier Saudia have launched an art design competition, with the winning entry to adorn one of Saudia's aircraft.

The competition is part of Ithra and Saudia's efforts to support local art talent and provide global platforms for people to show off their creativity and skill. The competition runs from June until July 23.

Ithra said the winner would be announced in August.

Entrants are encouraged to draw inspiration from the center's slogan 'Inspire Your World' when creating their designs.

A jury panel of Saudi experts and creatives will assess all the submitted works.

The competition judging committee comprises Ammar Alabdali, the general manager of the airline's branding department, renowned Saudi artist Luluwah Al - Homoud, whose works have been included in international exhibitions, Haya Saad Al - Yahya, a graphic design and multimedia lecturer at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Suliman Al - Fulaij, partner and CEO of Shift marketing agency, and Meaad Al - Khathlan, a representative from the branding division at Ithra.

Yousef Al Mutairi, head of Ithra's communication and partnership division, said the center was excited to team up with Saudia as part of the two sides' long - term cooperation to provide dynamic collaboration initiatives in the Kingdom.

'The exciting competition presents the abundant talent pool we have here in the Kingdom, with a creative opportunity to make their mark. Ithra is committed to advancing the Kingdom's creative sector and nurturing its talent by providing impact - driven opportunities showcasing the imagination, innovation, and creativity of these talent individuals across global platforms', Al - Mutairi said.

Every year, Ithra launches open calls for submissions by Saudi and Saudi - based artists as well as by artists from the Arab world.



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