Dangote Extends Closing Date for N.5m ‘Dangote Salt Art Challenge 2021

  • Says It’s redefining the way we engage with art in Nigeria

DANGOTE Salt has extended the closing date for the second edition of its “Dangote Salt Art Challenge 2021 – Unleash Your Creativity” to Friday, August 13, 2021; a press release by the on Tuesday announced.

Dangote Salt had on Monday, 28th June 2021 in Lagos announced calls for creative entries in the second edition of the Dangote Salt Art Challenge which began receiving submissions from, Thursday, July 1, 2021.

The press release quoted the Executive Director Commercial, NASCON Allied Industries Plc (A subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited), Hajia Fatima Aliko-Dangote, to have stated 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 noted that the Dangote Salt Challenge would become an annual art challenge to highlight, reward and connect with young art enthusiasts across the country. The challenge is holding digitally on Dangote salt social media pages: Instagram: @Dangote_Salt; Facebook: Dangote Salt and www.nasconplc.com. Details on terms and conditions for participation are available on the social media pages.

Outlining the criteria for entry; the Head of Marketing, Mr. 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 further 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.

The 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 Mr. Enotie Ogbebor, the resident Creative Director of the Foundation, will mentor him or her.

The runners-up will also receive a cash prize of N250, 000 and N100, 000 respectively. Dangote Salt will also provide consolation prizes for 20 other entries.


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