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'Poetry in Pictures' Ramadan Creative Art Competition

01 Mar 2023

Spirit of Ramadan Children’s Art Competition 2022

'Poetry in Pictures' Children's Art Competition

Get creative with your Ramadan rhymes, pictures and poems at Premier Inn!

Following the success of our Spirit of Ramadan art competition last year, we are delighted to announce the 2023 Creative Art & Poetry competition.  We are inviting children across the UAE and Qatar to get creative whilst reflecting on the themes and meaning of Ramadan, and share their poetry and creative words with paintings, drawings, collages, crafts and more.

Budding wordsmiths and artists in the UAE and Qatar can unleash their creativity with Premier Inn’s Poetry in Pictures initiative, using words and drawings to describe what Ramadan means to them.  The best entries will be displayed online and at Premier Inn hotels in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha during the Eid al Fitr celebrations.

The competition is open to anybody aged 16 or below, with categories for kids aged 7and under, 8 to 12 and 13 to 16.  Children can enter with poems, drawings or a mixture of both.

Simon Leigh, Managing Director of Premier Inn MENA said: “Poetry in Pictures builds on the success of our Ramadan contests in 2021 and 2022, which produced stunning works of art and revealed the true artistic flair of hundreds of children. This year, we’ve enhanced the initiative by bringing words into the mix and are using the competition to celebrate World Poetry Day, which falls on 21 March. We hope that parents, teachers, mentors, the arts and literature fraternity and residential community groups will encourage children to take part, and can’t wait to receive this year’s creations.”

How to take part

Take a photo of your ‘Ramadan’ work of art and upload to our form here or share with Premier Inn on Instagram or Facebook with #PremierInnGulf. Be sure to include the name and age of the artist and your contact details. Should you have any problems uploading your image please reach out to us on social@mena.premierinn.com. Entries must be shared by Monday 10th April 2023.

Head to Premier Inn Instagram and TikTok channels for inspiration!


There are 3 age group categories to submit your art:

  • 7 and under
  • 8 to 12
  • 13 to 16


Share your works of art with us by Monday 10th April 2023 to be in with a chance to win family dining prizes from Mr Toad's, gift vouchers and Premier Inn Prize Packs. Plus your artwork may feature in our Eid Art Gallery!


The winners will be announced the week of 17 April 2023.