12th IRCICA International Calligraphy Competition results announced at a ceremony held at IRCICA headquarters

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The results of the 12th International Calligraphy Competition organized by the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) were announced at a ceremony held at IRCICA headquarters on 21 May 2022 and attended by diplomatic missions, artistic and academic circles and representatives of the press and media.

The 12th International Calligraphy Competition, dedicated to Calligrapher Mustafa Râkım Efendi (1758-1826), was declared open in June 2021. A total of 697 works were submitted to the competition in the ten categories of writing styles by 535 calligraphers from 31 countries. After evaluations by the Jury chaired by the IRCICA Director General Prof. Dr. Mahmud Erol Kılıç and composed of calligraphy experts from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, 61 works by 49 calligraphers from 10 countries won awards. First, second, third prizes and mentions were distributed in each category. An exhibition of the award-winning works will be open for visits in IRCICA’s exhibition hall from 10.00 to 16.00 hrs. through 21-27 May.

The announcement of the winners on 21 May 2022 was followed by the presentation of Ijaza (certificate) to 15 calligraphers from 9 countries (India, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Yemen) who successfully completed the training programs coordinated by IRCICA.

The Winners’ list

The winning works

Contact information:
Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA)
Alemdar Cad., Bâbıâli girişi, No: 15, Cağaloğlu, Fatih-Istanbul / Türkiye
Phone: +90 212 402 00 00 Ext.401
Email: calligraphy@ircica.org

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