KARACHI - The 15th Sadequain Awards will be held on September 1 under the aegis of CDGK at Gallery Sadequain in Frere Hall Library. City Nazim Mustafa Kamal will be the chief guest on the occasion, The Nation has learnt here on Friday. Sadequain awards is a regular annual event of city government but it was continuously lingering on for the past two years due to various reasons, but now the event has been finalised, the sources in the Community Development Department (CDD) said. More than 300 young artists from across the country are participating in the 15th Sadequain awards. The event is being organised by the CDGK's cultural wing of CDD to promote art and encourage young artists' community. Informed sources mentioned that the prize money for the winners have also been increased from this year. The EDO, CDD, Rehana Saif, when contacted said that all arrangements for organising the event had been finalised and confirmed that City Nazim Mustafa Kamal would be the chief guest on the ceremony. Every year the artists' community participated in the awards competition across the country. Young and emerging painters from all the provinces send their two paintings or calligraphy to participate in the competition. A five-member judgement committee comprising renowned artists and critics select the winner of the competition. The committee comprises artists like Mashkoor Raza, Jimmy Engineer, Ustad Abdul Rauf, Marjorie Hussain and Shakeel Ismail. They said that the committee had given its judgement about the participants which is confidential and would be made public on September 1. The awards ceremony is a one-day event but the exhibition of the participating paintings would be continued till September 3.