Dangote Salt has called for creative entries in the second edition of the Dangote Salt Art Challenge
The organisation made this known through a press statement, adding that Dangote Salt is redefining the way to engage with art in Nigeria.
The closing date of the challenge has been stated to be Friday, 13th of August 2021.
The Executive Director, Commercial, NASCON Allied Industries Plc (A subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited), Hajia Fatima Aliko-Dangote said that the inaugural edition of the Salt Challenge in 2020 provided an impactful platform for art enthusiasts in Nigeria to explore their imagination, create and share artwork produced using salt.
She mentioned that the Dangote salt challenge would become an annual art challenge to highlight, reward and connect with the young art enthusiasts across the country.
The challenge is holding digitally on Dangote salt social media pages.
Outlining the criteria for entry; the Head of Marketing, Olusegun Ajala said that the creative “salt art” process should be recorded, photographed and submitted to the Dangote Salt social media pages(Facebook & Instagram) using the hashtag #dangotesaltartchallenge2.
He also disclosed that the panel of judges for the competition would comprise of Kaduna born multi-disciplinary artist William’s Chechet and visual artist Haneefah Adams.
Winner of the 2021 Dangote Salt Art Challenge will receive a cash price of N500,000 and a Dangote Salt-sponsored art residency at the renowned Edo Global Art Foundation in Benin, where Enotie Ogbebor, the resident Creative Director of the Foundation, will mentor him or her.
The runner-ups will also receive a cash prize of N250, 000 and N100, 000 respectively. Dangote Salt will also provide consolation prizes for 20 other entries.