Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to register in both the local and international competitions?
Each participant should participate in one category only, and one competition only.
Can people from inside and outside the UAE register for the international competition?
Yes. The international competition is open for ages and all countries including the UAE.
What is the measurement of the paper used in the local calligraphy competition and the size of the pen?
In the local competition the measurement of the paper should be 50x70 and participants are free to use the pen size suitable for them.
Can we use colored ink in the local calligraphy competition?
Yes. You can use colored ink in the local competition.
What is the size of paper and size of pen in the international competition?
Paper size: 30x20 cm Pen size for Thuluth: from 1.7 to 2 ml Pen size for Naskh: 0,7 or 0.8 ml
What are the allowed colors in the international competition?
Is it allowed to write one or two words in the Thuluth text with Naskh or Ijaza?
Yes that is allowed.
Is it allowed to participate with a copy or image of the artwork?
No. The original artwork must be delivered to the competition's address.
When is the deadline for receiving artwork/ participations?
The deadline is 25 September 2022.
How to send artwork participations?
Artworks (painting, calligraphy) are sent to the following address: United Arab Emirates – Fujairah – Merasheed – Hamad bin Abdulla Street – Fujairah Fine Arts Academy Building – P.O.Box: 7447 – phone:00971543077060 or 00971569147414
How to send poetry/ multimedia participations?
Poetry and multimedia entries, and any questions and correspondences relating to the award should be addressed to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it allowed to write the calligraphy text in the international competition in one page?
The text of the poem should be written in four separate pages as shown in the competition criteria.
Is it allowed to participate with an artwork that has won before?
No. It is not allowed to participate in an artwork that has won before.
What is the size of the canvas in the painting category?
Age group A: at least 20x30 cm. Age group B: at least 30x40 cm. Youth category: at least 40x60 cm.
Are there certain colors or materials that we have to use in the painting category?
It is available to use all types of commonly known materials such as colors and pens
Is it allowed to participate with more than one poem?
Participants must enter the competition with one poem only.
What is the number of verses for the poem in the poetry category?
In the local competition: If the poem is vertical, it should be between 10 – 25 verses. If the poem is free verse (tafilah), it should be between 15-30 sections. In the international competition: If the poem is vertical, it should be between 15 – 30 verses. If the poem is free verse (tafilah), it should be between 20-35 sections.
Is participation in the poetry category allowed in nabati or only formal Arabic?
Participation in the award should be in Formal Arabic only. The poem should be written in the style and form of either vertical or free verse (tafilah) poetry.