Organized by Munawwar Abdulla

Uyghur Collective Art Contest 2021


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Impact: Quincy, MA

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This campaign will collect all funds raised by October 30, 2021 at 4:15 AM EDT

Support Uyghur artists in this annual art contest that celebrates our culture and diversity

Salam, yaxshimusiler! We're back for our 3rd year of the Uyghur Collective Art Contest, where artists and artists-to-be from the global Uyghur community showcase their art work and win cash prizes! 

The Context of the Contest

On our Uyghur Collective Instagram page, we share images that speak to the Uyghur culture, daily life, politics and history. We aim to be educational but also communal. We want to bring Uyghurs in the diaspora together by showcasing shared experiences.

In that sense, art has always been an important part of the platform, so this contest began naturally in 2019 to provide a platform, audience, and professional feedback for budding artists. We focus on themes that relate to the Uyghur experience.

Why Do We Need Funding?

The contest is run on a totally voluntary basis and is an endeavour of love. Our judge and commentator, @orda.artmind, shares this passion and has volunteered his services each year. 

But we wanted to give back to our community and support our artists' talents and passions. We wanted to create a professional, competitive space where our artists can be recognised and praised through tangible means.

For our first year, we had an out-of-pocket prize pool of $100 which went to the first place winner. In our second year, our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners received $150, $100, and $50 respectively, thanks to support from the community. 

This year we want to be more ambitious! Can we reach our goal?

​Previous Contests

Our art contests have showcased the works of really talented people who have moved on to work with brands to create beautiful products, or started selling their art online. You can read more about our previous contests on our website.

Please support our young artists by donating and sharing both this campaign and our art contest.



Who Are We?

Read more about Uyghur Collective on our About page. UC was created by Munawwar, who speaks about it more here

Orda is a professional artist based in Australia. You can read more about him and his art classes here.

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