With the vision of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for the objectives of the Royal Charity Organization; supported by the unlimited support of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, His Majesty’s representative for charitable works and youth affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Charity Organization; and the guidance of His Excellency Dr. Mustafa Al Sayed, Secretary-General of the Royal Charity Organization; and the efforts of all our colleagues in the Royal Charity Organization, especially the wonderful team of the charitable resources management department with whom we worked for the fifth year in a row led by His Excellency Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa; the exhibition sought this year to further expand philanthropic education and awareness among our students by inviting 20 schools and 6 universities and educational entities to participate.
The best 300 student artworks will be displayed at the Art Exhibition. The esteemed visitors will have the opportunity to view these artworks following an official opening ceremony during April 2020, and we invite you all to grace us with your presence. The exhibition is scheduled to run for 10 days.
The best artworks are selected by a panel of judges from each of the five age-group categories. The winning students and aforementioned 20 schools and 6 universities will be honored with the Sovereign Art Foundation Student Prize 2020, and win a cash prize courtesy of Sovereign Trust Consultancy Bahrain W.L.L.
A closing ceremony will be held in April 2020 under the patronage and kind attendance of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, in which we will present the in-kind and cash prizes to the winning students, hold the annual charity auction for the top three artworks from each category, and honor everyone who contributed to the success of this exhibition, from sponsors to media.
We are delighted to have more than 40,000 students participating in this year’s event which we expect will benefit more than 5,000 orphan boys and girls. We also have more than 1,500 partners, organizers, and supporters involved and are immensely proud that our exhibition is the largest education-related charity event in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2020.