Islamic Calligraphy Competition

The purpose of this Islamic calligraphy competition is to write neatly & present the content in a proper manner and revive and promote the classical art of Islamic calligraphy. Thus, it aims to provide a common ground for all Muslim calligraphers to exhibited their writing skills through different forms of calligraphic fonts and exchange their knowledge and experiences and enable the development of a commonly appreciated artistic taste among Muslims all over the world.

Islamic Calligraphy Competition
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Islamic Calligraphy Competition Benefits

  • Spiritual Connection: Islamic calligraphy is often associated with Quranic verses and Islamic teachings. The intricate designs and careful craftsmanship serve to enhance the spiritual connection of individuals with the divine, providing a visual representation of sacred texts.
  • Cultural Identity: Calligraphy is deeply ingrained in Islamic culture and serves as a distinctive visual element. It plays a crucial role in preserving and promoting Islamic cultural identity, showcasing the rich history and traditions of the Islamic world.
  • Artistic Expression: Islamic calligraphy is considered a highly esteemed form of art. Artists use various styles and scripts to express creativity while adhering to the aesthetic principles outlined in Islamic art. The combination of geometry, color, and form makes it a unique and captivating art form.
  • Educational Tool: Calligraphy has been historically used as a means of preserving and transmitting knowledge. Manuscripts and texts were often adorned with intricate calligraphy, making them visually appealing and facilitating the learning process for students.
  • Decoration and Architecture: Islamic calligraphy is widely used to decorate mosques, palaces, and other architectural structures. The art form adds an element of sophistication and beauty to the design, creating a harmonious blend of aesthetics and functionality.
  • Cultural Appreciation: The study and appreciation of Islamic calligraphy foster an understanding of the cultural and religious nuances within the Islamic world. It encourages cross-cultural dialogue and appreciation for the diversity of artistic expression within the broader Islamic community.
  • Healing and Meditation: Some individuals find solace and a meditative quality in the process of creating or observing Islamic calligraphy. The repetitive and focused nature of writing or creating intricate designs can have a calming effect, promoting a sense of inner peace and mindfulness.
  • Community Bonding: Calligraphy workshops and events bring people together to learn and practice this art form. This fosters a sense of community, where individuals can share their knowledge, experiences, and appreciation for Islamic calligraphy.
  • Preservation of Tradition: Through the continued practice and promotion of Islamic calligraphy, traditions are preserved and passed down through generations. This helps maintain a connection with the past and ensures the longevity of this important cultural and artistic heritage.
  • Global Appreciation: Islamic calligraphy transcends cultural boundaries and has gained recognition and appreciation worldwide. It serves as a bridge for cultural exchange and understanding, allowing people from different backgrounds to connect through the universal language of art.

Rules and Regulations

  1. The artwork can include pictures or designs to complement the calligraphic work (as long as it does not depict human or animals figure).
  2. Participants must include their first and last name in the file name of their submission. Entries that do not meet these criteria will be rejected..
  3. Judgment criteria shall be on creativity, design, clarity, content and elements present.
  4. By entering the contest, the artist agrees with the rules mentioned above and the decisions of the Selection Committee. Their decision shall be final and is not subject to appeal. The works entered in this contest must be free of any third-party rights. The Contest organizer shall not be liable in relation to any such third-party rights.

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