2014 Emirates Skywards Future Artists Competition Connects Emerging Artists with the World

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Emirates invites artists to express share and submit work for the 2014 Skywards’ membership cards


Emirates, which flies daily direct from Lusaka to Dubai, announces the launch of the Emirates Skywards’ Future Artists Competition to connect the world’s emerging artists with the global audience of Emirates award-winning frequent flyer programme. The competition, in its fourth year and open to all artists worldwide, is designed to give undiscovered talent the chance to be seen by millions.

The Emirates Skywards Future Artists Competition is open to artwork across three broad media categories: photography/digital media, painting/illustration, and 3D (sculpture, ceramic and glass). Four winning entries will be chosen, one for each tier of Emirates Skywards membership. Winners of the competition will have their artwork featured on the Emirates Skywards 2014 membership cards; giving artists an exciting opportunity to express their creativity while connecting them with a global and esteemed platform of over nine million Emirates Skywards members. In addition, the creators of the winning artworks will receive a commission of US $5000 and their selected artwork will be featured in supporting online and offline communications and promotional material, plus each artist’s name will be displayed alongside their winning artwork.

“Being frequent flyers of Emirates, our members are accustomed to the best – in their travels and during their leisure time – and they represent a diverse group with discerning tastes and interests. Because of this, the Emirates Skywards’ Future Artists competition is the perfect match for our members,” says Brian LaBelle, Senior Vice-President Skywards. “By seeking out undiscovered talent – be it self-taught, art students or even experienced individuals who have not yet achieved their artistic aspirations – the competition engages the Emirates Skywards community by not only introducing them to these talented new artists but also allows them to vote for their favourite artwork; giving them a voice in design of their membership cards each year. This level of involvement has led to our valued members discovering cutting-edge artwork which they would otherwise not have had the opportunity to experience.”

The competition is now open for submissions and details can be found at: www. All entries must be submitted by 23 July 2013. After the artwork is evaluated and short-listed, judging will commence; conducted by a panel of highly regarded industry professionals and experts. Voting by Emirates Skywards members will be open from the 1st to the 16th of September, 2013, with the four winner announced at the end of that month. Voting is open to all current and new Emirates Skywards members. Enrolment in Emirates Skywards is completely free and can be done online at:

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