2015 Gratitude Contest: http://ayeina.com/gratitude-art-contest/
2016 Gratitude Contest: http://ayeina.com/gratitude-caption-art-contest/
2017 Gratitude Caption Contest: http://ayeina.com/gratitude-caption-contest-2017/
Alhamdulillah is a phrase Muslims use to show praise and gratitude towards their Creator – Creator of everything and everyone. This contest revolves around #AlhamdulillahForSeries – which is a series inspired by the following verse of the Qur’an, where Allah says:
“If you are grateful, I will surely increase you…” [14:7]
The idea behind this series is to instill the attitude of gratitude – to promote joy and positivity.
Happiness is contagious so spread it far with your ideas because we are holding a FREE to enter Gratitude ART Contest (in partnership with amazing Collaborators alhamdulillah) – something we do each year before Eid since the launch of the series and the gratitude journal based on it. (You can read all about the journal here: http://ayeina.com/muslims-mini-gratitude-journal/ )
#gratitudeARTcontest for ADULTS
1: Post your artwork (old or new – whatever you’re grateful for) on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook – Deadline: 7th AUGUST
(hint: watercolor illustrations get an extra point since we may use them in #AlhamdulillahForSeries (digital series) most probably with proper credit given to the artist – look at THIS FACEBOOK ALBUM to get an idea of how we make artwork for the series).
2: Hashtag it: #gratitudeARTcontest and #AlhamdulillahForSeries
(so it’s easier to track which artwork is a submission for the contest – you can hashtag an old artwork or post a new one (but it should be related to something you are grateful for! You should be mentioning a caption along with it – “Alhamdulillah for _________” – preference will be given to the new artwork). Do not DM/PM (Direct/Private Message) or email your entry – it won’t be accepted. For the first step, your artwork should be public and tagged accordingly.
3: Tag your artist friends ❤
Even if you don’t win, you’ll still be spreading positivity by sharing what gratitude means to you 💜 Joy is toxic and entry from you can make someone feel blessed in their life as well in shaa Allah 🙂 You can follow Ayeina and the collaborators to stay updated with the contest and prize shipping etc. (optional – this won’t affect your chances of winning). Please make sure to complete all 3 steps otherwise your entry may get lost amidst all the notifications.
There will be three winners (70% judgment and 30% votes – judgement will be based on originality and creativity) plus one SPECIAL winner from ALL THESE ENTRIES – 4 winners in total.
Finalists will be chosen purely by judges while the winners will be chosen by YOU! (through the voting system). The most voted entry will get to choose which prize package they’d like!
Artwork of ONE special winner will be featured in our upcoming PRODUCTIVITY JOURNAL 💜 & of course they’ll be sent the journal once it’s out (their name and art will forever be a part of the book 🙂 in shaa Allah).
One of the winners will receive 4 of the following products:
1. Colored Qurán + Silver Bookmark by Deen Square
2. Two Educational Arabic Card Games (Flash Cards) – ChkobbaKids & Arabicouples by Daradam Kids
Another winner will receive a package of 7 products as follows:
1. Hajj Kit (Brother’s or Sister’s) – including 3 bags (shoe bag, jamaraat pouch, ihram belt/shoulder bag), hand sanitizer and cleansing wipes by Hajj Safe
2. ‘Salaam Gorgeous’ gold text tote + personalized key chain by Jasmine Dew Boutique
A package of 7 products for one of the winners is as follows:
1. Cut-out Notebook of your choice + set of 4 small bookmarks (laser cut and etched) by Kdevision
2. Black glitter Eid Mubarak cake topper by Made by Ummi
3. Evolve & Emerge – Reflection Journal by Layinka Sanni
We chose 9 artworks out of 150+ submissions within a span of 7 days! Alhamdulillah for the sponsors who helped pick out the semifinalists 💞 We couldn’t have done it without them!
Now the HARDEST part is in YOUR hands! Please help us choose the winners by casting your votes because this decision is super hard for us to make on our own! Deadline: 12th August 2017
Just like always – we end up choosing more winners than we are supposed to! Jazakumullah khairan katheera @maxime__c from France and @fatima.creates from Pakistan for adorning our journal with these beautiful art pieces!
@maxime__c art would be used in the “strengthening relationships” category of the journal – “I will in shaa Allah Express my love to my loved ones more” Aka relationship goals! The exercise beside it will in shaa Allah help you figure out who are the most important people in your life and how can you improve your relationship with them. It could be your spouse, your parents, your children! Anyone!
While @fatimah.creates art will be used in our “spiritual goals” category. “I will in shaa Allah save money to go to Hajj” – which hosts a hajj budget plan along with it. I know how we all crave to go to Hajj but simply keep waiting for it to happen! This exercise will in shaa Allah help you device a plan on how to take practical steps towards that deep desire. Towards that obligation. How to put this need forward before other financial wants!
These honorable mentions will be getting our digital #AlhamdulillahForSeries Gratitude Journal for spreading positive vibes 💞 Jazakumullah khair to all those who participated – not simply to win the contest but to be a part of gratitude & positivity!
#gratitudeARTcontest for KIDS (under 13)
1: Paint/Draw whatever you are grateful for! and let your parents post your artwork (old or new) with your gender and age (they may not share your name if they don’t want to) – on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook (since kids under 13 are not allowed social media access) – Deadline: 21st AUGUST
(HINT: Think of something specific, something little, something special, something different – draw things not people 😀 ).
2: Ask your parents to hashtag it: #gratitudeARTcontest and #AlhamdulillahForSeries
(so it’s easier to track which artwork is a submission for the contest! A caption along with it should mention – “Alhamdulillah for _________”). If the account is private, we may not be able to see the entry so please DM/PM (Direct/Private Message) the screenshot of your entry post.
3: The person who is posting on your behalf should tag at least one other person who can participate in this contest in shaa Allah ❤
You’ll be spreading positivity by sharing what gratitude means to you 💜 An entry from you can make someone feel blessed in their life as well in shaa Allah 🙂
There will be three winners (judgement will be based on originality and creativity) plus one SPECIAL winner from ALL THESE ENTRIES – 4 winners in total in shaa Allah. While there will be 9 special mentions who will get a free digital #AlhamdulillahForSeries Gratitude Journal from us and one month subscription to Ali Huda TV in shaa Allah.
Artwork of ONE special winner will be featured in our upcoming JOURNAL for kids 💜 & of course they’ll be sent the journal once it’s out (their name and art will forever be a part of the book 🙂 in shaa Allah).
P.S. Can you guess what will the journal be about? 😀 It will have half watercolor paintings in it like #AlhamdulillahForSeries Gratitude Journal for you to frame and half of the drawings will be for you to color! so it will be a mix of learning, journaling and coloring in shaa Allah 🙂
One of the winners will receive 3 of the following products:
1. Wooden Arabic alphabet puzzle by ThinkerNation
2. Children’s Arabic books (an Arabic workbook + basic Arabic sentences for kids) by Alif2Yaa
Another winner will receive 2 of the following products:
1. Islamic subscription box for kids containing various crafts and books by My Deen Box
2. Islamic board book for kids ( designed by us – My first ABC words of Islam) by My Shelf
One more winner will receive 5 of the following products:
1. A plush hijabi doll by Dzaltastic
2. Children’s books (1: “Who could I be?”, 2: “Kamilah the Butterfly”, 3: “Imagine” and 4: “Little blue skater boy”) published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing
Since each and every participating kid is a winner to us, as a token of appreciation, everyone (yes! every participant!) gets a free digital #AlhamdulillahForSeries Gratitude Journal for spreading positive vibes 💞 while the three winners (4 year old Linah, 6 year old Nadia and 9 year old Uswah) wins the prize packages (shown above).
Jazakumullah khairan katheera to Ali Huda TV team who came forward to offer a one month subscription to the 9 special mentions!
▪This competition is open to every adult around the world regardless of race, religion or nationality (although the prize and its shipment may be subject to legal restrictions according to your country).
Although the phrase Alhamdulillah is mostly used by Muslims but non-Muslims are most welcome to enter as well.
▪Open for 13 years and above only (those who have access to social media). For children under 13, the contest will start once this campaign ends in shaa Allah.
▪You can enter as many art pieces as you wish as long as they are posted in a different post each time (One person cannot win more than one prize bundle).
▪Please do not submit obscene and racially, religiously or sexually offensive artworks – Portraits/artwork with faces will also be rejected (You can check our Facebook album to get a better idea of how we do it)
▪All prize packages are eligible for free international shipping (Any and all prize related expenses (except for shipping), including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or customs, local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of the Winner).
▪These entries may be used in Ayeina’s social media/website with credit given to the original entrant. They might also be used in #AlhamdulillahForSeries as mentioned above.
▪By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these terms and conditions.
hOPE TO SEE YOU IN 2018 WITH THESE CONTESTS AGAIN IN SHAA ALLAH 🙂