The National Archives organizes a “Memory of the Nation” national competition at Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

The National Archives organizes a “Memory of the Nation” national competition at Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

The National Archives organizes a “Memory of the Nation” national competition at Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival


The UAE National Archives has organized a weekly competition entitled “The Memory of the Nation in a Photo” and “A Question on the Memory of the Nation” on its Instagram account. The competition, which was held at the “Memory of the Nation” pavilion at Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, took place at the beginning of the Year of Zayed 2018 and continued until the final day of the festival at the end of January.  
The competition was organized in two stages. The first involved taking photographs at the “Memory of the Nation” exhibition, while the second featured an educational question inspired by the “Memory of the Nation” exhibition. Therefore, the competition required participants to visit the exhibition and follow the NA Instagram account. The NA has designated a number of invaluable prizes for the winners in the competition stages.
The national competition organized by the NA aimed at encouraging the public at Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival to visit the “Memory of the Nation” exhibition, the focal point of the festival, and take a look at its acquisitions, which record the UAE’s past and present with documents, photographs and documentary films. It also provided visitors with reliable information about the efforts made by the founding fathers, particularly Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the formation of the UAE and in achieving UAE prosperity and development for the benefit of its citizens and residents. The competition sought to acquaint visitors with the UAE history, which is the witness that testifies to its monumental growth and development. The competition questions were inspired by the UAE’s history and heritage and the history of the founding leader Sheikh Zayed who shaped the momentous events leading up to the foundation of the UAE.
The relevant department at the NA has received a large number of photographs. There were two winning photographs taken at the “Memory of the Nation” exhibition, which were of artistic and aesthetic value.