AUC Competition Community Artwork to Decorate Public Schools
As part of AUC's efforts to engage high school students, the Department of the Arts and the Office of Enrollment, Admissions and Student Service Center recently planned and held a Wall Art Competition for high school students from seven different schools in Cairo. The competition aims to get talented high school students involved with AUC's graphic design program and promote community engagement, since the paintings will be donated to decorate public schools.
"The aim of the competition was to promote the arts at AUC and provide a platform for students from different schools in Cairo to meet, reflect and produce art around important issues such as global citizenship, gender equality and the environment," said Bahia Shehab (MA '09), associate professor of professional practice in the Department of the Arts. "We are hoping that this will become a yearly competition for different schools in Cairo to look forward to joining us in producing art on our beautiful campus."
The students, together with Tarek Abdelkawi, adjunct faculty member in the Department of the Arts, brainstormed and sketched three main themes for the workshop: global citizenship, gender equality and the environment. The event took place over two days, including an introductory workshop and a competition where the students implemented what was discussed at the workshop and painted the murals.
First Place: International School of Elite Education (Malak Ibrahim, Sohaila Tamer and Malak Hussien)
Second Place: Narmer American College (Farah Nashaat and Daniel Essam)
Third Place: Hayah International Academy (Zeina Ashour, Jana El Zaghal and Alia Abdelghaffour)
All participating members will be given participation certificates.