The Farouk Hosny Foundation for Culture and Arts launched the second round of its Art Prize on Saturday night.
According to the official announcement that was made at the Foundation’s headquarters in Zamalek, the number of awards it offered has been increased from one in the previous session to 5 this year.
In its new outfit, the award includes most branches of contemporary plastic arts, including photography, sculpture, architecture, and artistic criticism.
In the press conference, artist Farouk Hosny, Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, thanked the Ministers of Culture and Social Solidarity, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and the media professionals who follow the Foundation’s news and celebrate it.
Hosny said that this high turnout is what prompted the Foundation to increase the branches of the awards offered.
The value of each of these prizes is EGP 100,000, given to youth from 18 to 35 years old.
Each prize is divided into three centers, the first prize winner gets EGP 50,000, the second prize winner gets EGP 30,000, and the third prize, the winner gets 20,000 pounds.
The fifth prize for artistic criticism, its prizes amount to EGP 60000. It is given to young people from the age of 18 to 40 years. The value of the first prize is 30 thousand pounds, while the second prize for the sculpture is 20 thousand pounds, and the third prize is 10 thousand pounds.
The jury for the art criticism contest consists of Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid, former Minister of Culture, Dr. Amal Nasr, Dr. Yasser Munji, Dr. Hani Abul-Hassan, and the critic Fatima Ali.
Contributed by Ahmad El-Assasy