Fintech Saudi, an initiative launched by the Saudi Central Bank and the Capital Markets Authority to support the growth of the financial services technology (“fintech”) industry in Saudi Arabia, is pleased to announce the launch of the Fintech Saudi Youth Art Competition.
The Fintech Saudi Youth Art Competition is open to anyone under 16 years old in Saudi Arabia. Youth are invited to submit artwork related to the theme “living in the future”, which encourages them to imagine and draw what their future and what the future of the Saudi Arabia will look like.
Three lucky winners will each receive a prize of SAR 5,000 and have their artwork re-created to be displayed in Fintech Saudi’s soon to be launched Fintech Hub in King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), Riyadh.
“Our National Youth Art Competition aims to introduce concepts such as fintech and financial literacy to our youth in a fun and engaging way. Creativity is a key skill that our youth will require in the future of the workplace. We therefore want children to use the art competition to imagine and prepare artwork related to what it would be like living in the future. This could include areas such as what jobs will they do, what will they do for fun, where will they travel etc. Whilst children are preparing their artwork, we encourage parents and guardians to talk to their children about how they will pay for things and how they will save and earn money in the future,” said Nejoud Almulaik, Director of Fintech Saudi.
The Fintech Saudi Youth Art Competition will run from 15 June 2021 to 15 July 2021. Participants can prepare artwork on paper or digitally. Parents and Guardians can upload the artwork to the competition website and share the link with friends and family that can up-vote the artwork. The entries with the most up-votes will be shortlisted and a judging panel will select a winner in the three categories; under 7 years, 7 to 11 years and 11 to 16 years.