Egyptian Youth Salon winners announced

Ahram Online, Tuesday 17 Dec 2013

24th Youth Salon art competition at Palace of the Arts in Cairo announces winners

Mahmoud Marei and Mostafa El-Banna have jointly won the 24th Youth Salon Grand Prize, it was announced on Tuesday. The LE20,000 prize was divided between both artists.

The Youth Salon is an annual competition and exhibition in which a number of young artists submit their work and a committee selects the best art to be showcased in the final Salon, giving awards to outstanding pieces. The initiative was launched by the Ministry of Culture in 1989 to support young emerging visual artists.

The 24th round of the Salon was inaugurated by Minister of Culture Mohamed Saber Arab on Sunday 15 December at the Palace of the Arts in the Cairo Opera House grounds.

A number of other prizes were also awarded by the salon.

A LE10,000 prize was divided between Moawiya Salah Helal, Salma Badawy and Alaa Abul-Hamd, another between Salah Shaaban and Alaa Abdel-Hameed, another between Hoda Ahmed Ragaa and Mohamed Samir El-Gendy, and another between Hossam El-Sawah and Noha Mostafa Ali.

Other recipients of LE10,000 prizes were Bassem Abdel-Geleel and Soheir El-Sayed Mohamed, Mohamed El-Abd and Yasmine Hussein Hosny, Mahmoud Taymour and Nouran Sherif, Ahmed Shaer, Yasmine El-Ayyat, Youssef Falty, Diaa Hamed and Karim Othman, Mohamed Ezzeddin, Amr Abdel-Aziz and Yara Mekkawi.

The Salon’s ‘Encouragement Award’ of LE5,000 was given to Esraa El-Naggar and Amr Bayoumy.

Meanwhile, Amena Badawy won LE5,000 given in the name of revolutionary martyr Ahmed Bassiouny, and the LE5,000 'Ziad Bakir award' was given to Amr Abdel-Aziz, while Yasmine El-Meligy won a two-week residency at the Egyptian Arts Academy in Rome, Italy.

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