To apply, all entrants need to complete an application form, which must include a proposed budget. The final winning work will be exhibited at NYUAD Abu Dhabi campus in October 2019.

To be eligible entrants must be a Full-time degree students enrolled at a university or college in the UAE, or a resident of the UAE who has graduated from a university or college within the last five years.

All applicants must apply for the Award with the support and nomination of a mentor (either within or out- side the university system). By nominating that student or graduate, the nominator commits to mentoring them through the application, production and exhibition process.