Qatar Career Fair (QCF) announced its 2014 Design Competition at the Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar (VCU-Q) on Thursday 14 November 2013.

The Design competition which is held annually is one of the several competitions led by Qatar Career Fair. To inform and encourage Qatari designers to participate in the competition, QCF hosted a briefing session at VCU-Q where attendees had the chance to learn more about the rules and guidelines of the competition.

Participants will submit concepts for a gift trophy worth QR50,000 and the winning designer will get the chance to work closely with a production team to bring their concept to life. The winner of the competition will be announced at the QCF Opening Ceremony in April 2014.

Each year, the concept of this competition revolves around designing a gift that embodies the vision of QCF, which plays an active role in the development of Qatar’s youth by providing opportunities for education, employment, training, and development. The winner of last year’s competition Jowaher Al Marri was present at the briefing session to motivate and provide inspirational tips to this year’s aspiring Qatari designers. Al Marri said:

To this day, I believe that I have won the most prestigious gift any Qatari designer could ever win. I wanted to achieve QCF’s vision through my design to become an inspiration to all other designers in Qatar. My gift symbolises QFC’s vision in empowering the youth through education, training, development, and employment and I believe I successfully created a trophy that embodies these attributes.”

To participate, you must in the age group of 16 to 26-years-old and a Qatari national currently residing in Qatar. Closing date for registration is 10 December 2013.

For more information and registration, contact Public Relations officer, Elizabeth Wood, at [email protected] or 4454 6811.