The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara announced the launch of the Novel and Fine Art Competition, part of the various competititions under the Katara Summer Events 2020.

Katara is inviting artists to submit paintings of covers of the Katara Prize for Arabic Novel 2020 publications for unpublished novels, published novels and unpublished novels for boys.

The winner of the best cover design for each novel will receive US$500. Winning artists will also get their names published.

Individuals interested to join the competition should submit a 19cm x 16cm painting which can be enlarged to maintain the aspect ratio. The painting should be submitted via email in JPG format with NO signature on the canvas.

Participating artists can submit more than one painting in any of the novel categories. The paintings, however, should reflect and express the content of the novel.

For more information about the competition, visit You can also send your queries to [email protected]. Deadline for submission is on 10 July.