Calligraphy
Arabic Divan Award for Calligraphy Berlin 2019

Calligraphy

Arabic Divan Award for Calligraphy Berlin 2019

The Arabic Divan Calligraphy Award Berlin is open to everyone who wants to present themselves in their calligraphy area

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Prizes & Categories

ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY
1st Prize
3500€
2nd Prize
2500€
3rd Prize
1000€
Public Prize
1000€
ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY AND ORNAMENTS
1st Prize
3500€
2nd Prize
2500€
3rd Prize
1000€
Public Prize
1000€

Details

Arabic Diwan Award for Calligraphy Berlin 2019

In 2017, the Arabic Cultural House - The Divan was founded. As Qatar‘s first cultural center, outside the country, it provides a platform for vibrant, cultural exchange between Occident and the Orient. Against this background, the Arabic Divan Calligraphy Award Berlin will be awarded for the first time in 2019. This is used to create the networking of Arabic calligraphers and it offers anyone of any nation the chance to present their Arabic calligraphy work and compete with others.

Participant
The Arabic Divan Calligraphy Award Berlin is open to all to present themselves in their calligraphy area and have them evaluated by a six-member expert jury.
The competition is aimed at students and young calligraphers who are at most 35 years old (Attached copy of passport). In case you are younger than 18 years old please get into contact with Professor Rayan Abdullah. Submissions may include: theses or semester theses as well as further developed works in all Arabic known and unknown fonts, with or without ornaments. Each participant can submit one application.

Theme
The theme of the 1st Arabic Divan Calligraphy Prize Berlin is the Basmala, written in one Arabic font per sheet.

Categories
In the following categories participants can submit their copies:
- Arabic calligraphy
- Arabic calligraphy and ornaments
The assignment to a category must be made upon submission by the participant. Any changes can only be made by the jury. Supplements and declarations for submission should amount to no more than three DIN A4 pages.

Format
- Not smaller than DIN A3, that is 297 x 420 mm.
- The work must be provided with the calligrapher‘s signature.
- All copies must be originals and must not be older than three years.
- The copies must not previously have been enlisted in any other competition.

Photo upload and data requirements
* Resolution: 300 dpi
* Data format: JPEG or PNG
* min. / max. data size per picture: 500kb / 10mb

Judging criteria
The jury will evaluate the products according to the following criteria:
1. Design quality
-aesthetic quality
-solve formal problem areas
-complexity and conciseness of calligraphy
-sensual qualities
2. Innovative quality
-innovative solutions of the concept based on the Arabic fonts

Only when all the criteria, based on the respective category, are met, an applicant can achieve a good ranking.

The jury members are all experts in the areas mentioned above. Together they decide on the results of the competition.

The rankings will be determined in a non-public selection procedure. For participation in the Arabian Divan calligraphy award Berlin, up to three copies per application can be submitted.

Awards
Every participant who fulfills the conditions of participation has the chance to win the main prize. The prices have a total value of 16.000 €.

The first three award winners will be refunded the flight and the hotel in Berlin for five days.

The award-winning exhibits will be presented in an exhibition in Berlin and will be presented as a printed copy as well as on the homepage https://zenith.me/en/calligraphy/arabic-divan-award-for-calligraphy.
The results will be announced online via the Divan website http://www.arabicdivan.de and under https://zenith.me/en/calligraphy/arabic-divan-award-for-calligraphy.

Documentation
An exhibition book will be published as a documentation of the Arab Divan Calligraphy award Berlin in 2019 in the publishing house of Markenbau.

Cost contribution / Notification / Publication
There are no additional costs for the applicant. All participants will be informed about the results of their application in a written form (by e-mail). The upper seats will also be announced on the Internet. Following the selection of the jury of experts, an exhibition of the 30 best-placed works will take place during the award ceremony on 1 October 2019. All participants are cordially invited to the award ceremony and get their participation ceremoniously certified. Everyone has to pay the travel expenses themselves.

All content-related questions can be clarified directly with Prof. Rayan Abdullah by e-mail: ra@markenbau.de

Publication

Opening Portal:                              30.04.2019

Registration deadline:                   01.07.2019

End of submission by post:          01.07.2019 (post stamp)

Public Voting:                                 01.08 – 16.08.2019

Announcement of winners:          16.08.2019

Exhibition :                                     01.10.2019

Postal Adress:

Arabic Cultural House, the Divan Schützallee 27, 14169 Berlin, Deutschland

Jury

Ambassador Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

Chairman of the Advisory Board Of the Arabic Culture House, The Divan

Prof. Rayan Abdullah

Professor of Typography, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Claus-Peter Haase

Former Director of the Museum of Islamic Art

Prof. Dr. Udo Steinbach

Head of the MENA Study Centre at the Maecenata Foundation

Prof. Dr. Ayad Husseini

Former Dean, Scientific College of Design Muscat, Oman

Prof. Dr. Idham Mohammed

Institute of Traditional Islamic Arts & Architecture Amman, Jordan

Dr. Jeremias Kettner

Deputy Director, Arabic Cultural House, The Divan (Observer status)

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Participants in the Arabic Divan Calligraphy Award Berlin 2019 must be at least 18 years old and have to register a user account on www.zenith.me, in order to upload their entries. The prizes awarded by the Arabic Cultural House - The Divan, which is hosting the competition, include two categories. Participants have to choose whether they submit their entry in the caligraphy or the caligraphy and ornamantic competition. The jury will determine the winners in both categories. The jury's decision will be final and no correspondence can be entered into. In addition to that, all entries can be voted upon online users to determine the winner of the popular choice award. We will notify all winning particpants by mail or phone.

 

Registering a user account
In order to upload your entrees, you need to create a user account which is free of charge: www.zenith.me/en/user/register

In addition you have to fill out a registration foam which you can download from http://www.arabicdivan.de. This foam has to be sent via Email until the 1st of June to ra@markenbau.de.   

 

Participant

The Arabic Divan Calligraphy Award Berlin is open to all to present themselves in their calligraphy area and have them evaluated by a six-member expert jury.

The competition is aimed at students and young calligraphers who are at most 35 years old (Attached copy of passport). Submissions may include: theses or semester theses as well as further developed works in all Arabic known and unknown fonts, with or without

ornaments. Each participant can submit one application.

 

Theme

The theme of the 1st Arabic Divan Calligraphy Prize Berlin is the Basmala, written in one Arabic font per sheet.

 

Format

- Not smaller than DIN A3, that is 297 x 420 mm.

- The work must be provided with the calligrapher's signature.

- All copies must be originals and must not be older than three years.

- The copies must not previously have been enlisted in any other competition.

 

Photo upload and data requirements
* Resolution: 300 dpi  
* Data format: JPEG or PNG
* min. / max. data size per picture:  500kb / 10mb

Upload of colour photos through the web site of zenith.me

 

Awards

Every participant who fulfills the conditions of participation has the chance to win the main prize. The prices have a total value of 16.000 €.

- The first prize is endowed with 7.000 €

- the runner-up receives 5.000 €

- The third-place winner receives 2.000 € for his work.

- In addition, a public prize is awarded, which is endowed with 2.000 €

 

The first three award winners will be refunded the flight and the hotel in Berlin for five

days. The award-winning exhibits will be presented in an exhibition in Berlin and will be presented as a printed copy as well as on the homepage of Divan. The results will be announced online via zenith.me and the Divan website http://www.arabicdivan.de

 

Categories

In the following categories participants can submit their copies:

- Arabic calligraphy

- Arabic calligraphy and ornaments

The assignment to a category must be made upon submission by the participant. Any changes can only be made by the jury. Supplements and declarations for submission should amount to no more than three DIN A4 pages.

 

Judging criteria

The jury will evaluate the products according to the following criteria:

1. Design quality

- aesthetic quality

- solve formal problem areas

- complexity and conciseness of calligraphy - sensual qualities

2. Innovative quality

- innovative solutions of the concept based on the Arabic fonts

Only when all the criteria, based on the respective category, are met, an applicant can achieve a good ranking.

 

Documentation

An exhibition book will be published as a documentation of the Arab Divan Calligraphy award Berlin in 2019 in the publishing house of Markenbau.

 

Jury

The jury members are all experts in the areas mentioned above. Together they decide on the results of the competition. The rankings will be determined in a non-public selection procedure. For participation in the Arabian Divan calligraphy award Berlin, up to three copies per application can be submitted.

The following specifications apply to the preselection:

1. Registration form

The registration form must be downloaded from http://www.arabicdivan.de and

completely filled by e-mail.

2. Short description

The basis for the jury's decision is a description submitted on a maximum of 3 pages DIN A4 and it should be written in Arabic, English or German, which can be drawn in the event of an exhibition or publication.

 

3. Colour photos / Concept

A concept note with description and corresponding images must be submitted through the online plattform of zenith. The file should be in high resolution.

All entries must be also submitted in the original to the following post address: Arabic Cultural House – the  Divan Schützenallee 27,  14169 Berlin Germany

 

4. Communication Arrangements

In the categories described below in German, English and Arabic.

Please note that all your documents will be used for preselection.

 

5. Registration / Selection

The deadline for applications by E-mail ends on 01/06/2019.

The postal submission deadline is 07/31/2019 (Postmark). Submissions made afterwards receive no consideration. All documents must be received by the above mentioned deadline.

 

More Informations about the application:

Prof. Rayan Abdullah

E-Mail: ra@markenbau.de

www.arabicdivan.de

 

A return of the documents is excluded.

With the receipt of the application at our office, the participant confirms the correctness of the information and that no third-party rights are violated. At the same time, he transfers the rights to publish his data and work within the framework of the competition and beyond.

 

Cost contribution / Notification / Publication

There are no additional costs for the applicant. All participants will be informed about the results of their application in a written form (by e-mail). The upper seats will also be announced on the Internet. Following the selection of the jury of experts, an exhibition of the 30 best-placed works will take place during the award ceremony on 1 October 2019.

 

All participants are cordially invited to the award ceremony and get their participation

ceremoniously certified. Everyone has to pay the travel expenses themselves.

 

All content-related questions can be clarified directly with Prof. Rayan Abdullah by e-mail: ra@markenbau.de

 

Publication

Opening Portal:                              30.04.2019

Registration deadline:                    01.07.2019

End of submission by post:            01.07.2019 (post stamp)

Public Voting:                                 01.08–16.08.2019

Announcement of winners:             16.08.2019

Exhibition :                                     01.10.2019

 

Image rights
All participants declare that they are copyright holders of their submitted contributions and that all persons depicted on the submitted photos have consented to publication. However, should the media partner publish material from the Arabic Divan Calligraphy Award entries that violate copyright law, zenith is not liable to claims by affected third parties.

Submitting your entry entails granting the non-exclusive, free of charge and temporally unrestricted right to make use of the photos for the implementation, advertisement and coverage of the Arabic Divan Calligraphy Award. These rights to publish and will be granted accordingly to the Candid Foundation, Arabic Cultural House - The Divan, its media partners, especially the Deutscher Levante Verlag GmbH, and its sponsors, as well as in the context of exhibitions, brochures and print-publications.

Storage and use of personal data
Personal data submitted while registering the user account will be stored in accordance with our privacy terms. Participants agree that they will be referred to by their full name in the context of participation at the Arabic Divan Calligraphy Award.

Exclusion of entries
We reserve the right to exclude entries from the competition, if they don’t fit the topic of the competition or include racist, discriminatory, defamatory or pornographic elements. We retain the right to exclude entries from the competition without giving reasons.