Terms of Entry

Terms of Entry:

1- Eligibility:

Anyone who wants to share a picture with us of his/her country:

A- from 4 to 5 years old.

B- from 6 to 9 years old.

C- from 10 to 13 years old.

D- from 14 to 18 years old.

E- Children with special abilities under 18 years old.

2- Media can be used:

All the available materials may be used including colored pencils, oil pastels, felt-tip pens, oil paints, watercolors, colored papers, newspaper and magazine clippings, as well as digital photography.

3- Fields of Art:

Drawing, painting, collage, engraving, photography, digital photography, and media arts.

Black and white, and color pictures must be printed. Motion images and movies are submitted on DVD.

4- Number of Entries:

Each artist may submit only one entry.

5- Artwork Specifications:

Authenticity, Expressing the Thought of the Little Artist:

We encourage cooperation between teachers, supervisors or parents with the little artist through discussing artwork theme and using audio, sensory and visual media to help illustrate it and stimulate him/her, or through discussion and dialogue to help children to talk about the places they want to express. The artwork should be pure artistic innovation derived entirely from the child, the artist himself, who will draw, produce and prepare it by himself in the case of solo artworks or with his friends in the case of collective artworks, without any intervention or assistance from anyone. The artwork should not also be traced or transferred from artwork or photograph; regrettably, artworks that have intervention or addition by other persons will be excluded.

Artwork Dimensions:

Two-dimensional solo artworks should not be less than 50 × 35 cm and not more than 70 × 50 cm.

Two-dimensional collective artworks should not be less than 140 × 100 cm and not more than 280 × 100 cm.

Noting that flat works should be presented on a single unfolded paper, with nothing stapled or adhered to it. Collective works should be rolled up, with a copy of the registration form attached to their back.

6-  Artwork Presentation:

Artworks will be organized as follows:

A-Artworks will be classified by age group.

B-A section of the exhibition will be dedicated to children with special abilities.

C-The Biennale administration has the right to retain the artworks submitted for the competition.

D-The Biennale administration has the right to use the artworks in the booklets of the conference and the cultural purposes.

7-The Registration Form and Participation:

Firstly, a 300 DPI image of the artwork and the data of the participant are sent to the Biennale’s website for the first selection. The names of the selected artists shall be announced on the Biennale’s website. Secondly, the selected artworks shall be sent, attached with the registration form and a personal photo of the artist, for the second selection.

The registration form should be carefully completed and then attached to the participating artwork. The information in the form will help us classify the artworks, and write down the right information about them, as well as facilitate contacting the participants.

8 - Evaluation:

Evaluation is based on two criteria:

Experiences and knowledge related to the stages of art expression for each school level. The art expression of children changes according to the stages of their development.

The elementary stage: The art expression is based on the initial explorations of the place concept. The elementary skills and concepts are simple.

The preparatory stage: The art expression is based on the exploration of the place the development of the skills and concepts.

The secondary stage: The art expression is based on a deeper level of awareness of the formal and symbolic concept of place, and a higher degree of proficiency and reflection of self-experiences.

-The Fine Art and Aesthetic Values of the Artworks:

  • Aesthetic values.
  • Innovative values.
  • Symbolic values.
  • Technique values.
  • Expression values.

9-Awards and Certificates of Appreciation:

Three awards are presented to each age group of the participants.

10-Timeline:

1 Feb. 2022

Online Registration Close

15  Feb. 2022

Accepted Works Announcement 

-The opening ceremony of the Biennale is on……..

-The awards and certificates of appreciation presentation ceremony is on…… 

-The Biennale is accompanied by cultural, artistic, and educational events.

Biennale’s Registration Websites:

Registration through the website of the Biennale: https://cairoibca.com or the website of the Fine Arts Sector: www.fineart.gov.eg.

Online registration can be done via the Biennale’s website:

https://cairoibca.com

or Fine Arts Sector’s website:

http://www.fineart.gov.eg