Prepared by Mohammed Tamimi
İstanbul, 2004 (in Arabic, English and Turkish)
This catalogue contains the reproductions of the seventy-seven calligraphies which won prizes in the Sixth International Calligraphy Competition organised by IRCICA. The competition was dedicated to the illustrious Iranian calligrapher and pioneer of the nestaliq style Mir Imad al-Haseni, on the 400th year of his death (1024 H–1615 M). It was conducted in the fourteen major styles of calligraphy that are known and widespread in the world.
The winning works, which were selected from among 1800 entries submitted by 930 participants from 36 countries, were announced at a press conference held on 25 March 2004. In addition to the awards distributed in the various categories of styles, thirty-three incentive prizes were given to promising calligraphers from countries where this art is newly flourishing. In total, 110 awards and incentive prizes were presented to ninety-four calligraphers from thirty countries. The catalogue contains a roster of the award-winners with contact information, to promote communications among them.