Posted by Bob Brunskill
A VIP guest gathering with lucrative rewards may have been attended by some people who have a property in the UAE.
In total the giveaways at the event came to AED 180,000 for the gala ceremony.
The occasion marked the celebration of the Young Artist Award 2009 in Dubai, conducted under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.
VIPs in attendance included board members from the Dubai Women's Establishment and representatives from the judges panel.
First prize went to Evan Paul Collisson with Blue Flower for the fine art award, with ten prizes being distributed in total.
The three categories were for Fine Art, Photography and Multimedia awards with every category winner, runner up and second runner getting a cash sum of AED 30,000 AED 20,000 and AED 10,000 respectively.
The event was sponsored exclusively by Etisalat – a telecommunications provider in the UAE since 1976.