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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the "Maïssane Design Awards 2023"?

A. The Maïssane Design Awards 2023 is a prestigious design competition that recognizes and celebrates design excellence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In collaboration with Magzoid Magazine, these awards showcase the vibrancy and diversity of the design industry within the UAE.

Exclusively open to UAE-based companies, the Maïssane Design Awards 2023 provide a platform for designers, creators, craftsmen, and artists to showcase their creativity, innovation, and design skills to a global audience. Whether you're involved in cabinetmaking, framing, violin making, ironwork, basketry, pottery, ceramics, art glass, textiles, sculpture, tannery, jewelry, painting, photography, and more, these awards welcome a wide range of design and art professionals.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to step into the spotlight, assert your presence, and elevate your design journey to new heights. Participate in the Maïssane Design Awards 2023 and join the ranks of design excellence in the UAE.

Q. Who is eligible to nominate craftsmen, artists, designers, and companies for the "Maïssane Design Awards 2023"?

A. Nominations can be submitted online through the following link:, and anyone can nominate a craftsmen, artists, designers, or companies that they believe deserves recognition.

Q. What creative disciplines are eligible for the awards?

A. The awards celebrate the innovative, visionary, and influential contributions of emerging talents in various Creative disciplines, including Visual arts, Abstract arts, Digital arts, among others. You can see the different categories of awards by using the following link:

Q. Are self-nominations allowed for the awards?

A. Yes, self-nominations are allowed, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.

Q. Can a Designer nominate themselves for multiple categories?

A. Yes, multiple nominations of categories is accepted.

Q. What are the criteria for selecting the winners of the "Maïssane Design Awards 2023" Awards?

A. Design Merit: Assess the quality, originality, and value of the design project.

Innovation and Creativity: Evaluate the level of innovation, creativity, and uniqueness demonstrated in the design.

Impact: Consider the impact of the design on the design industry, culture, society, and the environment.

Professionalism: Assess the level of professionalism and dedication displayed by the individual, institution, or brand.

Relevance: Evaluate the relevance of the design to current social and cultural issues, trends, and themes.

Collaboration: Consider the ability to collaborate and create partnerships that enhance the impact of the design.

Sustainability: Evaluate the consideration of environmental, social, and economic sustainability in the creation and execution of the design.

Community Engagement: Assess the level of community engagement and involvement in the design, including outreach, education, and public participation.

Technical Expertise: Evaluate the level of technical expertise demonstrated in the creation and execution of the design.

Future Potential: Consider the potential for the individual, institution, or brand to continue making significant contributions to their respective fields and the design industry at large.

Q. Who will judge the nominations?

A. Coming soon.

Q. When and where will the winners be announced?

A. The winners of the "Maïssane Design Awards 2023" Awards will be announced at a grand ceremony in The Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Q. When is the deadline for submitting nominations?

A. The deadline for submitting nominations is 31th August, 2023.

Q. Can anyone attend the "Maïssane Design Awards 2023" Awards ceremony?

A. The "Maïssane Design Awards 2023" Awards ceremony is an invitation-only event, and attendance is limited to the shortlisted nominees, sponsors, industry leaders, and invited guests.

Q. Can nominated artists be a part of the award ceremony?

A. No, the shortlisted artists among the nominated ones will be contacted by our team with invitation to the award ceremony. We will not be able to allow any entry without a formal invitation.

Q. How do I nominate someone for an award?

A. To nominate someone for an award, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the homepage of the awards website.

  2. Look for the "Nominate" button and click on it.

  3. Fill out the nomination form with the required details, including the award category you are nominating for.

  4. Provide clear and complete responses to all the necessary questions in the form.

  5. In your submission, make sure to include compelling details and reasons why your entry deserves the award.

  6. Once you have filled out the form, click on the "Submit" button to complete the nomination process.

  7. After submission, you will receive an automatic confirmation message, confirming that your nomination has been successfully submitted.

If you have any further queries or need assistance, you can email your questions to

Q. Is there a fee for submitting a nomination?

A. There is no fee for submitting a nomination.

Q. How can I become a sponsor of the "Maïssane Design Awards 2023" Awards?

To become a sponsor, please get in touch with Sakshi(+971 58 596 6036 | or Astou DIALLO (+33 6 76 61 85 78 | to discuss sponsorship opportunities and benefits for your brand requirements precisely.

Q. Can I target a specific audience or demographic through my sponsorship?

A. Yes, you can target a specific audience or demographic through your sponsorship by selecting the appropriate sponsorship level and promotional opportunities. We can provide you with more information about the audience demographics and how to target them effectively.

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