Prepared by Mohammed Tamimi
İstanbul, 2010 (in Arabic, English and Turkish)
IRCICA publishes catalogues containing reproductions of the works having won awards in the calligraphy competitions it organizes once every three years. 64 calligraphers from 15 countries won awards in the Eighth International Calligraphy Competition which was announced in 2008 and finalized in 2010. The competition was dedicated to the Syrian calligrapher Muhammad Badawi al-Dirani (1894-1967). It was conducted in ten categories of writing styles: jaly thuluth, thuluth, naskh, jaly taliq, taliq, jaly diwani, diwani, qufi, riq’a and maghribi. It contains information on the competition and on the participants, in order to encourage communication and cooperation among the latter.