The creative talent of Abu Dhabi Women’s College (ADWC) students and alumnae is on display at the college as part of the inaugural Al Khaial Awards
The awards encourage students to use their imaginations to create something of lasting value and will have a different theme each year, to prompt students’ creative work.
This year, ADWC students and alumnae were challenged to create any kind of work related to the theme, ‘The Key’.
The work could be in written form, such as poetry, an essay or a story, a work of visual or multimedia art or it could be a maths project.
ADWC Dean of General Education Stephen Munns said there were no restrictions on the submission as long as it addressed the theme.
“This competition has really allowed the students to step outside their curriculum studies and show their creative talents.”
According to ADWC Director Dr Bradley Cook, the Al Khaial Awards were established to encourage students to use their imaginative skills in addition to their academic training.
Entries ranged from musical compositions to fashion design and photography, among other genres.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 23 December 2008 and entries are currently on display throughout the college from now until 25 December. ‘Freej’ creator Mohammed Saeed Harib will be a special guest at the award ceremony and will speak about creativity and innovation.