Age group (A)
- Be paper size 70x50 cm.
- Writing on paper only.
- It is permissible to use any type of Arabic calligraphy.
- Linguistic and spelling accuracy must be adhered to in writing, and in the event of an error, the work will be excluded from arbitration.
- Artworks are to be sent in airtight packaging.
Required text; any of the following verses:
- وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ
- إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا
- لَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُمْ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ رَحِيمٌ
Dr. Mohammed Farouk Al Haddad
Dr. Mohammed Farouk Al Haddad
Instructor of Arabic calligraphy at the Sharjah Centre for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy & Ornamentation. He holds a PhD in Fine Arts from the British University, 2018. He learnt Arabic calligraphy from Professor Adnan Sheikh Othman. He won many international awards, the first of which at the age of 17. He won 13 international prizes in the international calligraphy competitions organized by IRCICA in Istanbul under the supervision of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. He won the prizes of the International Festival of Calligraphy and Ornamentation in Iran 2001, the Golden Shield Award - Spring of Freedom- at the International Festival of Calligraphy and Ornamentation in Iran 2002, Al Owais Award Dubai 2004, Gargash Award Dubai 2004, 1st prize in the Sharjah Biennial (International Forum for Arabic Calligraphy / Sharjah 2006), 1st prize in the classical direction at the Islamic Arts Festival In Sharjah 2007. He also won the Al Burda Award Abu Dhabi for the years 2007, 2008 and 2011. He worked on jury committees for many competitions and awards, and contributed in the calligraphy art of a number of mosques, including (Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Mosque) and others. His works can be found in many countries and he has students from all over the world.
Mohammad Al Nouri
Mohammad Al Nouri
Instructor of Arabic calligraphy at the Sharjah Centre for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy & Ornamentation. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Baghdad, and has obtained three licenses in Arabic calligraphy from professors Mahdi Al-Jubouri, Sadiq Al-Douri and Hamid Al-Saadi. He worked as a calligrapher for Baghdad TV 1989-1990, and participated in many group and solo exhibitions over the past twenty years. He won many international awards in Arabic calligraphy, mainly: The main prize in the classical direction – 3rd Sharjah International Forum for Arabic Calligraphy 2008, the Arabic Calligraphy Award / Souk Okaz Competition for Arabic Calligraphy 2012, the first prize / Thuluth Calligraphy / Zarqa International Festival for Arabic Calligraphy / Jordan / 2010 First Prize for Classical Direction/ Fifth International Festival of Arabic Calligraphy/ Algeria/ 2013, First Prize in Jordan International Forum for Arabic Calligraphy (Universal Painting) 2020. He also served on jury committees for many awards and competitions and contributed in the calligraphy art for a number of mosques, including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - Abu Dhabi 2005, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Mosque / Dubai 2011, Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Mosque / Dubai 2019, and Al Dhaheri Mosque in Dubai Al Ain city 2020.
United Arab Emirates
Mohammed Mandi graduated from the Arabic Calligraphy Improvement School in Cairo in 1977 and continued his training in the 1970s under renowned Turkish calligrapher, Hassan Chalabi. For four years, starting from 1982, he worked at the Ministry of Information, inscribing Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s poetry. He has since become a leading calligrapher in the UAE. His designs can be found on passports in the UAE, Kuwait and Oman as well as on banknotes of the UAE, Bahrain and Syria. His solo exhibitions include: The UAE University’s Silver Jubilee (25th) Anniversary (2002); the Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris, 2001); Oman in the Eyes of an Artist (Salalah, Oman, 2001) and Barclays Bank (Abu Dhabi, 2000). Group exhibitions include: The Second International Forum of Islamic Calligraphy (Tehran, 2002); numerous appearances at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation; The Magic of the Pen, Majlis Gallery (Dubai, 2000), among many others.
Deadline 25 September 2022
Painting and calligraphy artwork should be sent to the following address:
United Arab Emirates, Fujairah
Meraisheed, Hamad bin Abdulla Street
Fujairah Fine Arts Academy Building
Phone:00971543077060 or 00971569147414
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