Emirates Post Group launches ‘Letter Mailbox Art’ competition to transform its mailboxes to storytelling monuments
Emirates Post Group launched the ‘Letter Mailbox Art’ competition, a creative initiative aiming to transform the iconic red mailboxes across the UAE into artistic icons, paying homage to the rich heritage and culture of the nation. Talented Emiratis are invited to showcase their creativity and recount fascinating stories of each emirate through unique and visually stunning artworks.
The competition is open to Emirati participants, whether they are aspiring artists, hand-drawing enthusiasts, digital art creators or graphic designers. Aspiring participants are encouraged to select one of the seven emirates and submit their artistic proposals that focus on the emirate’s distinctive culture and history. The competition offers an exceptional opportunity to transform the red mailboxes into historical landmarks that resonate with the spirit of the UAE.
Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “At a time when there were no internet, mobile phones or advanced courier services, people used to rely on traditional mail services as their primary means of communication. As a result, mailboxes assumed a pivotal role in facilitating connections between individuals and businesses, serving as their gateway to the world. It became an important part of human history that needs to be preserved. The idea behind organising the ‘Letter Mailbox Art’ competition is to breathe new life into these mailboxes and transform them into symbols of our heritage. This competition is a testament to our commitment in fostering and promoting Emirati art and culture. We are expecting overwhelming entries from talented individuals from across the nation.”
Seven exceptional art pieces will be selected from the submissions, and Emirate Post Group will print these winning designs and display them on the red mailboxes. Each winning artist will receive AED 10,000 cash award for their contribution, further recognising their unique talent and dedication towards the preservation of the UAE’s cultural heritage.
Emirates Post Group encourages all Emirati individuals to participate in this competition, especially those with artistic talents, and invites the community to support this creative endeavour. Detailed competition guidelines and additional information can be found at https://www.epg.ae/letter-mailbox-art-competition