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The Blank Slate (Art Competition)


Welcome & Peace be Upon You All.

Nour is calling out to all creative individuals for an unmissable, unbelievable and extremely incredible Art competition open to everyone far and wide on the theme:


The mind is a blank slate, thus we want you fill it with your own interpretation using these three key words in your own creative way.

So unite your paint brushes, your pens, your cameras, your hands and your imagination in a symphony of art and expression.

Submit any type of media your interpretation desires; whether it be a collage, a sketchbook, a canvas, a photograph or even a cushion… let your imagination run wild and let your creative senses take over!

The Competition:

The top 15 jaw-dropping, heart-softening, visually-stunning pieces of artwork will appear in an exhibition highlighting just how amazing they are AND they will be entered into Nour’s live auction to raise money for victims who are in dire need of ‘Strength, Support & Solace’.

The Rules:

There are NO rules. Submit as many pieces as you like.

The Entries & Winners:

All entries will be automatically entered into 3 categorises in the competition:

1. Innovative: Best creative interpretation
2. Abstract: Weird & Wonderful
3. Graphics: Technological marvel

ALL entries will be judged upon by YOU the public, so you can get your friends and families to vote for you.

The top 30 will be judged by a panel of guest judges then the winning top 15 will be entered into Nours live auction to raise money for victims who are in dire need of ‘Strength Support Solace’ during our Domestic violence week.

Send in photographs of your entries to competition@nour-dv.org.uk along with the dimensions and a short description of your artwork (100 words), for your chance to partake in this artistic movement.


A hamper basket full of art goodies, Alongside a few other surprises, so stay tuned.

Whether you’re an aspiring artist or an avid doodler, get your creative juices flowing!

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  • Abiemair

    A very good prize!!

    December 12, 2011 - at 9:03 pm
  • Chez660

    what are the 3 words

    December 31, 2011 - at 3:56 am
  • Nour DV

    Strength, Support, Solace 🙂

    December 31, 2011 - at 1:42 pm
  • Azizbarzinjy

    Salam ,
    My quistion is : the work should contains that three words only?

    January 6, 2012 - at 12:25 am
  • Nour DV

    wa’alaikum assalaam,

    the work should contain the theme of Strenght | Support | Solace, so however you interpret those words should be represented on to your work. 🙂

    January 6, 2012 - at 12:32 am
  • lisa gordon

    what do you mean by dimensions?

    January 21, 2012 - at 3:33 pm
  • Lisadc

    When do we find out which work has been selected?

    January 31, 2012 - at 8:50 pm
  • Nour

    this is required so we know what exactly we are dealing with for the exhibition space

    January 31, 2012 - at 9:50 pm
  • Nour DV

    that’ll be confirmed at a later date, so keep an eye out on the website. in february, those who were shortlisted will be announced and march the winner will be decided at the exhibition

    January 31, 2012 - at 9:53 pm
  • Nour DV

    this is required so we know what exactly we are dealing with for the exhibition space

    January 31, 2012 - at 9:53 pm
  • Hem123

    how do other people vote?

    February 1, 2012 - at 12:07 pm
  • Hem123

    do you have to live in a specific country to enter this competition?

    February 1, 2012 - at 12:16 pm
  • Hazel


    February 2, 2012 - at 5:31 pm
  • Hem123

    how do u get onto the link to vote? or does it pop up on this page?

    February 2, 2012 - at 7:10 pm
  • guest

    when do we find out?

    February 6, 2012 - at 5:54 pm
  • Azizbarzinjy

    Where is the result of this competition?

    February 6, 2012 - at 8:03 pm
  • 786

    Are those that have been short listed going to be announced soon?

    February 20, 2012 - at 1:34 pm
  • Emiliajenks

    it was bad

    February 25, 2012 - at 8:08 am
  • Azizbarzinjy

    Assalam u Alaikum,

    How do we know wheather we’re among the top 15 winners or not?Best regards,Aziz 

    February 27, 2012 - at 12:09 am
  • Sana


    has this competition taken place already? 
    If not how do ii enter?

    Jazakallah 🙂

    March 24, 2012 - at 10:40 pm
  • John Berry

     is the competition for 2012 closed, I think you’re great by the way, what a great idea, if you are legit

    April 17, 2012 - at 7:03 pm
  • John Berry

    Is the competition for 2012 closed now. I think you are great, by the way, if you are legit.

    April 17, 2012 - at 7:06 pm
  • Nour DV

     we had professional judges who judged

    April 17, 2012 - at 8:57 pm
  • Nour DV

    in the UK

    April 17, 2012 - at 8:57 pm
  • Nour DV

    they have been emailed

    April 17, 2012 - at 8:58 pm
  • Nour DV

     wa’alaikum assalaam , the event has surpassed

    you can read the review here http://nour-dv.org.uk/2012/03/18/the-blank-slate-review/

    April 17, 2012 - at 8:58 pm
  • Rhiannon G C


    May 27, 2012 - at 10:42 pm
  • Shazia Rahaman

    you dont know how much i want to enter aouthough i paint canvases and my friendds think i shold enter what about age resrtictions cuz am….well…11 years old but im mature for my age

    June 17, 2012 - at 9:00 am
  • Sydney123123

    hs it closed then cozi really want to enter how old do u have to be

    August 7, 2012 - at 8:15 pm
  • ellie's bells

    where do you post ur art?

    September 3, 2012 - at 5:53 pm

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