28th July 2015

Wasl Announces Grand Prize Winner from Ramadan Arts Competition

[Dubai, UAE, July 28, 2015] – A talented young artist has received AED 25,000 to put towards his education thanks to Wasl. Dubai’s leading real estate organisation has revealed the overall winner from its Ramadan Painting Competition, with 13 year old Daniel Densley De Jesus Chavenia announced as the recipient of the top prize. 

Wasl's Ramadan Painting Competition is an annual holy month contest the company organises for its young tenants. Daniel, a resident at Wasl’s R440 Building, scooped the grand prize by impressing the judges and the public voters with his beautiful composition of the spirit of the holy month. His entry was deemed the best from the four weeks of the competition, which also handed weekly winners an iPad each.

“We were delighted to be able to award Daniel with AED 25,000 that will go towards his education fees and hopefully allow him to develop his obvious great skills as an artist even further. As with every year, we received a very high standard of entries for our Ramadan Painting Competition, but Daniel’s stood out as the best from the four weeks of the contest and he richly deserves the win. We sincerely wish him well in his future studies,” said Zainab Mohamed, CEO Property Management and Marketing, Wasl.

Wasl's Ramadan Painting Competition is open every year to tenants up to 13 years of age, with entrants encouraged to paint and draw what they see around them during the holy month. They then upload their completed work to the competition’s website and the submissions are voted on by visitors to the site and a panel of Wasl judges. The contest ran in parallel with a Ramadan Instagram Photography Competition for Wasl tenants over the age of 13 years. Weekly winners from Wasl’s competition for older residents received an Apple TV, with four sets given away over the course of the competition