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22 September 2020

New calligraphy competition at The Fujairah Fine Arts Academy

Fujairah Fine Arts Academy launched the Fujairah International Competition for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, Chairman of the Academy’s Board of Trustees, for all age groups from inside and outside the country.

The Academy has set the deadline for sending the Arabic calligraphy panels participating in the competition on December 20, provided that the jury meets January 10 and then announces the final results of the winners on February 10 of next year. Ali Obaid Al Hafiti, Director General of the Fujairah Academy of Fine Arts, stressed the importance of the competition in highlighting the role of Arabic calligraphy as a distinct Islamic art, which reflects feelings of pride and pride in the ancient Islamic values, pointing to the importance of discovering the young talents of calligraphers who are fluent in Arabic calligraphy and know the meanings of Arabic letters.

He said that the requirements of the competition were set within international standards in selecting the winning paintings through a jury composed of the flags of Arabic calligraphy in the Arab world and the world, pointing out that the works submitted to the competition will be evaluated on the basis and rules of traditional Arabic calligraphy.

It is noteworthy that the Arabic Calligraphy Competition defined the clear thuluth font, by selecting eight texts from the Holy Qur’an. Participants of all age groups are free to choose one of these texts.

For more details see here: https://www.ffaa.ae/fiacc2020