Posted on November 17, 2013

Qatar Career Fair (QCF) announced its 2014 Design Competition at the Virginia Commonwealth University- Qatar (VCU-Q) on Thursday, November 14, 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 50,000 riyals 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 Qatar Career Fair, 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.

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

Criteria for participation:

16-26 year old Qatari Nationals currently residing in Qatar