The Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA, Istanbul), subsidiary organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is pleased to announce the launch of the twelfth edition of the International Calligraphy Competition, which is organized this time in the name of the late calligrapher Mustafa Rākim (1171-1241 AH / 1758-1826 AD).
IRCICA organizes this competition every three years, and the purpose of it is to preserve and perpetuate this ancient, inherited art, as well as to encourage calligraphers to innovate in calligraphy according to its traditional rules, which ensures the permanence of this art and protects it from some practices that contradict its rules. Moreover, this competition, given the competitiveness resulting from the large number of calligraphers participating in it, is a motivating factor for them to hone their talents.
Since its establishment, this competition has enjoyed leadership and fame, and it is still witnessing a very large turnout in every edition, and from all over the world, which indicates its position among calligraphers and specialists.
The value of the prizes distributed to the contestant calligraphers, who numbered 927, since 1986, date of the start of the first competition, until the eleventh one, is: $1,027,000.
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