Frequently asked questions
Participation is easy – you can register for an online account at: https://murals.waterfrontmarket.ae/submit-your-artwork
After sign-up, simply upload images of your draft mural painting, along with a brief explanation of your work.
Following submission, participants will have the option to edit and resubmit their work any time prior to the competition closing date, allowing time to evolve ideas if they so wish.
Only one piece of work may be submitted by each applicant – please refer to the Waterfront Market Murals and Art Competition Rules & Regulations (the “Rules”) for further information.
Once all creations have been submitted by the closing date of 24 November 2022, shortlisting will commence.
A panel of judges - chosen for their passion of supporting and growing the local art scene - will individually rate all submissions in relation to the criteria set by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
Once the individual ratings are tallied, a shortlist of five applicants will be notified.
The shortlisted candidates followed by the winner, will be announced by end of 2022.
Post announcement, the mural painting at Waterfront Market will commence.
Shoppers and tourists visiting the Waterfront Market will have the chance to see the painting of the winning mural artwork in progress before official unveiling of the murals in 2023.
The mural competition is part of the Waterfront Market’s community-focused initiative and is supported by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.