VIVA Bahrain has successfully concluded its Bahrain National Day Fereej competition, organized under its corporate social responsibility arm VIVA Jusoor.
The competition involved four teams which were assigned to different governorates to create a spectacular artwork commemorating the National Day. The VIVA Isa Town team (Southern Governorate) won the first-place for their exceptional artwork celebrating Bahrain’s development and cultural heritage. VIVA awarded the winning team members with cash prizes and a certificate of participation.
The VIVA Isa Town team members – Ameena Haqiqi, Hawra Sharif, Sara Shareeda and Ali Al Hazeem – worked in an area located in the Traditional Souq and showcased a timeline of Bahrain’s development over the years. With the help of local artist, Abdulrahman Salami, the team expressed the growth of Bahrain as a Kingdom from the early days of pearl diving during Dilmun and Tylos days, to the discovery of oil and the financial hub it is today.
On the announcement of their win, the VIVA Isa Town team said, “We’re very grateful for this opportunity given to us by VIVA. We enjoyed every minute of this competition, right from submitting our group’s portfolio to conceptualizing the artwork and then executing it. Not only was this a wonderful chance for us to exhibit our love for Bahrain on the occasion of National Day, but also an opportunity to remind the local community of Bahrain’s history and remarkable development over the years.”
The VIVA Aali Team (Northern Governorate) assigned to the Aali Walkway won second place for their unique painting featuring the portrait of a girl as a symbol of Bahrain’s compassion and beauty. It portrayed the girl’s hair flowing across the artwork as an extension of Bahrain’s civilization and cultural heritage, featuring paintings of the Bahrain International Circuit, Bab al Bahrain, the Tree of Life and more.
The VIVA Umm Al Hassam team (Capital Governorate) and the VIVA Muharraq team (Muharraq Governorate) were tied at third place for their creative artworks portraying the timeline of Bahrain.
VIVA Jusoor’s Bahrain National Day Fereej competition marked this year’s National Day festivities by reaching out to local young talents with an opportunity to participate in a group-based design competition. The competition involved four shortlisted teams to create a unique artwork celebrating Bahrain in a seven-day period. Each of the teams was assigned a space provided by governorates and municipalities including Isa Town, Umm Al Hassam, Muharraq and Aali. The teams were also assisted with a budget, a VIVA volunteer and a local artist to help them through the challenge.
Final artworks were evaluated based on their portrayal of national day spirit, relevance to the national day, creativity, innovation, color-use, quality and originality in addition to teamwork and organization.