National Bank of Fujairah concludes the ‘NBF Art Competition’ to commemorate UAE’s 50-year legacy
Bank commits to supporting the local art scene by providing growth opportunities to young talent
28 November 2021: National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) PJSC announced the completion of its inaugural ‘NBF Art Competition’ to mark the UAE’s upcoming 50th National Day that was launched in October 2021. The competition received over 200+ entries from emerging and established artists from across the UAE. The artworks were themed around the UAE’s 50-year of legacy and portrayed how the artists foresee the country’s next 50 years.
In accordance, NBF announced the top 3 winning positions during an event held at DIFC on November 25th. The first position was secured by Mohamed Hussein, with Yulia Verigina placing second, while the third position was secured by two winners, Yasmeen Naeem and an Emirati artist, Hend Rashed. This was preceded by a judging session hosted by a prominent committee comprised of leading figures of the UAE’s art community to select the winners.
The art competition is part of NBF’s celebrations of this important milestone in the history of the country. It is also closely aligned with our corporate social responsibility strategy that focuses on supporting local communities and in line with the UAE leadership’s vision to promote and grow the art and cultural sectors. “NBF has always been at the forefront of exploring new opportunities to support the various evolving communities within the country. We are particularly excited to be able to support the burgeoning creative sector in this way and the art scene, in particular, is one of the areas that the bank will be focusing on in the coming years. In the same way that the bank is known for its support to the SME sector so we want to provide artists with a platform to express themselves, to flourish and be recognised. There is so much to celebrate in this field and we would like to play a part in showcasing the country’s rich culture and heritage to the world,” said Vince Cook, NBF’s CEO.
Winners of the NBF Art Competition will have an opportunity to showcase their artwork at the Capital Club DIFC. In future art projects, the bank has plans to support selected artists with art mentorship and possible collaborations to further build their profiles.
About National Bank of Fujairah PJSC:
Incorporated in 1982, National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) is a full services corporate bank with strong corporate and commercial banking, treasury and trade finance expertise as well as an expanding suite of personal banking options and Shari’a compliant services. Leveraging its deep banking experience and market insight within Fujairah and the UAE, NBF is well-positioned to build lasting relationships with its clients and help them achieve their business goals.
NBF’s key shareholders include the Government of Fujairah, Easa Saleh Al Gurg LLC and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Rated Baa1 / Prime-2 for deposits and A3 for counterparty risk assessment by Moody’s with a stable outlook; and BBB / A-2 by Standard & Poor’s with a stable outlook, the bank is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange under the symbol “NBF”. It has a branch network of 15 (of which 1 is an electronic banking service unit) across the UAE.
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