ADCB announces winner of its Abu Dhabi Art Competition and donates AED20,000 to charity

07 December 2011

434 votes cast during the ADCB Art Competition

Abu Dhabi, 7 December 2011, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ("ADCB") has publically announced the winner of its "ADCB Art Competition", voted for by the general public who attended the spectacular Abu Dhabi Art 2011. Two ADCB Ambition Exhibition stands, displaying all six paintings, were set up in at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island's exhibition center, for all visitors to Abu Dhabi Art 2011 to see, critique and judge.

434 votes were cast for the three local artists who participated in the ADCB Art competition organised by ADCB. All three artists produced two pieces of art, one piece depicting the creative expression of ambition and the other their artistic take on the ADCB logo. The winner, receiving over 50% of the votes (239 votes in total) throughout the four day competition, is Moones Romdhane. His prize, pledged by ADCB, is a donation of AED 20,000 to the UAE charity of his choice, The Emirates Autism Centre, Abu Dhabi.

Martin Scott, Chief Marketing Officer at ADCB, said: "Organizing the ADCB Art competition helped us discover the hidden talents in the UAE. It also gave local artists an opportunity to present themselves to the arts community. Abu Dhabi has invested greatly to promote the arts in the region and ADCB sees it as an opportunity to confirm, once again, its commitment towards society and ambition."

"Artists are known for their sensitivity and generosity. For this reason, ADCB believed that giving the winner the opportunity to nominate a charity to receive the donation from ADCB would be a valuable and meaningful prize for the winning artist" added Martin Scott.

ADCB's team and Moones Romdhane visited The Emirates Autism Centre to present the cheque. The Centre was delighted at the unexpected donation and showed a deep gratitude to both ADCB and Romdhane.

The voters' names were all entered in a raffle to win three amazing prizes. The raffle prizes were generously presented by the luxurious Qasr Al Sarab, Desert Resort by Anantara, the stunning newSt Regis Saadiyat Island Resort as well as the famous Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat.