The Art of Recycling Competition is NOW LIVE

Get designing and submit your entry by 30 June 2022.

The Art of Recycling competition is underway with Abu Dhabians dreaming up the perfect recycled or upcycled artwork to catch the eye of our readers, followers, shoppers in Abu Dhabi Mall and most importantly, the judges.

The Yalla – Abu Dhabi Life and Abu Dhabi Mall in partnership with SchoolsCompared.com ‘The Art of Recycling’ competition offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your passion for the planet and show off your creative skills and WIN brilliant prizes.

Your stunning artworks will need to infuse creativity, innovation and sustainable practices to produce a single piece of art which can be 2D or 3D sculptures, an installation, architectural piece, A1 or A2 Canvas or an accessory such as a head piece, belt, purse, etc, upcycled from your wardrobe or using recyclable materials.

The great news is that the competition is open to all ages across Abu Dhabi and that can only mean one thing – the competition is going to be fierce, so you will need to channel your inner artistic genius if you want to walk away with any of the prizes.

But before the final results are announced, shortlisted artworks will be showcased in Abu Dhabi Mall for the members of the public to peruse and critique.


9 Categories


  1. Nurseries
  2. Schools




  1. University students
  2. Individual

-Up to 10 years

-10 -15 years

-16 -18 years



How to enter


STEP 1: Get your thinking cap on and dream up the perfect artwork

STEP 2: Gather your recycled materials and begin your masterpiece

STEP 3: Full Terms & Conditions apply to all entries. Please read fully before entering

STEP 4: Your completed artwork can be delivered to Abu Dhabi Mall on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm or Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm from 7th May 2022 until the 30th June 2022.

STEP 5: All applicants will receive an Entry Certificate and number when you submit your entry.

STEP 6: We will reveal all the shortlisted entries by 31 July which will be displayed in Abu Dhabi Mall.


The Judges


The expert panel of judges (to be announced) will go through all entries and grade them according to predetermined criteria before the shortlisted winners are announced in July 2022.


The Prizes


The nursery winner will receive book tokens to redeem in Abu Dhabi Mall worth up to AED 2,500.

The top three winning schools will receive book tokens to redeem in Abu Dhabi Mall:

– Kindergarten – AED 2,500

– Primary – AED 5,000

– Secondary – AED 5,000

All schools will also be awarded a ‘submission accreditation’ certificate and The Art of Recycling logo to share their commitment to this campaign on their website and social media channels.

The winners of the university student and each individual category will receive vouchers to redeem at Abu Dhabi Mall:

University – AED 5,000

Up to 10 years – AED 2,000

10 -15 years – AED 3,000

16 -18 years – AED 4,000

Adult – AED 5,000

Each individual category runners up, of which there will be two, will receive a AED 1,000 voucher to redeem at Abu Dhabi Mall.




There are reasons why both Yalla – Abu Dhabi Life and Abu Dhabi Mall have partnered to launch this amazing art competition, The Art of Recycling. Both companies are based in the heart of capital with a finger on the pulse of our vibrant city and beyond and exist to serve the needs of the local community of Abu Dhabi.

Yalla – Abu Dhabi Life and Abu Dhabi Mall hope the Art of Recycling competition inspires and raises awareness among members of the public to increase their knowledge and skills on the values and actions required to create a sustainable world, which ensures environmental protection and conservation, and encourages economic sustainability.


For more information, see The Art of Recycling


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Matt Cassidy

When he is not hunting for the latest piece of Abu Dhabi news, Matt is ticking off his UAE bucket-list experiences (although he does love to take a break to test out the fine restaurants and bars of the capital). An armchair sports lover, he is on a personal mission to attend every sporting event in the UAE to make out for most likely missing the big one in Doha in November.