“Everyday we are faced with problems, which if given some thought can be overcome by well-designed solutions. This year’s competition is an opportunity for students to respond to small or large problems that people all over the world are faced with daily,” stated Ms. Dima Salameh, VCUQatar, Recruitment Officer.
Based on this year’s theme of Better Living through Better Design students in the competition countries will get a chance to express their creative solutions to problems they see in their surroundings.
“Design is about inspiring other people with wonderful ideas. Bringing better living through better design is what we are looking for from students. We want them to design a solution that will improve everyday living,” explained Donna Duffett, VCUQatar Events Manager.
Students interested in the competition can visit the Design Competition link from www.qatar.vcu.edu to get the rules and details for the competition.
The competition offers students to win cash prizes in each country ranging from $1000 for first place to $200 for fifth place. This year there will be five winners from each country that receive cash prizes sponsored by Regency Group Holding. All of the country winners can compete for a chance for a full four-year Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned Scholarship for Creativity to attend VCUQatar. The scholarship includes, tuition, housing and academic expenses for students applying to VCUQatar. The deadline to submit the entry online is January 8, 2009.
The competition is open to students in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Students may email VCUQADMISSIONS@qatar.vcu.edu or call +974 492 7238 for more information.