11th International Calligraphy Competition is finalized

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The 11th International Calligraphy Competition organized by Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), the cultural subsidiary centre of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is finalized. The award winners of the competition were announced on 20 April 2019, at a press conference held at IRCICA headquarters at 3 p.m.

IRCICA’s 11th International Calligraphy Competition is finalized. The list of prize winners can be accessed belowed links…


This competition organized by IRCICA every three years since 1986 aims at protecting and promoting the classical art of Islamic calligraphy and acknowledging the artists. Each round of the competition is dedicated to a recognized master of this art in order to commemorate masters’ contributions and at the same time, to encourage young calligraphers to follow their examples.

The 11th competition implemented this year is dedicated to master of calligraphy Mehmed Shawqi Efendi (1829-1887).

613 participants from 38 countries submitted a total of 833 works to this competition. Awards totaling US$206.500 are distributed to the artists of 66 works selected by the Jury.

The winning works will be on display at IRCICA until 30 April 2019.

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