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The competition

Are you a talented artist or designer? If you are, then you’re in the right place

Villa 88 has joined forces with SMK Tennis to launch a trophy design competition for the 2021 edition of the annual Emirati women’s tournament in Abu Dhabi. Envisioned by Sheikha Shaikha bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan, the founder of SMK Tennis, this initiative offers female Emirati creatives the opportunity to develop innovative prototypes, using sustainable materials and interpreting the theme of ‘Connecting Champions’.

The goal is to create an avenue for emerging artists and designers and nurture their skills, bringing their unique aesthetic vocabularies to the fore. Participants will be judged by a panel of local industry veterans for their designs on the basis of SMK: sustainability, mastery and knack for creativity, and the winning design will be locally manufactured.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

The grand prize

The winner will be awarded a cash prize of AED30,000 and the chance to present the award at the closing ceremony of SMK Tennis 2021 in the presence of members of the UAE royal family.

You’re eligible if you’re…

• A woman
• A UAE national
• Aged between 18 and 45
• A student or alumni of art, design or architecture[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Registrations are open until 7 June. Click here and register now.

The next steps

After your entries have been assessed, we’ll announce the electronic process for prototype submission. Watch this space.

About SMK Tennis

SMK Tennis is an annual tournament that was founded by Sheikha Shaikha bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan in 2009. Inspired by her love of the sport and the need to create platform for Emirati women to practice and train in a private location, SMK Tennis offers a unique blend of state-of-the-art tennis and luxury.

The tournament’s mission is to elevate tennis in the United Arab Emirates by providing cutting-edge training programs and customized personal assessments to help tennis players upgrade their game.

The event is hosted annually at the Palace of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan, and has been supported by many luxury brands as event partners and sponsors over the years.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ts_ads code=”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” css=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]