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08 March 2020 Sunday



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“Geleceğin Ustaları 6. Geleneksel Sanatlar Tasarım Yarışması 2018”

Dear art enthusiasts,

These lands that we transformed with the yeast we brought from the central Asia centuries ago now have the soul that is capable of telling “us” to the world, with their mountains, stones and any kind of works we derived from those. This soul appears as the forms that can be seen, heard and felt all trough our universe of civilization, and maintains its existence like a title deed beyond Anatolia and Thrace, in the Middle East, Balkans, Caucasus and North Africa.

All traditional arts of ours with their capabilities to express “the truth of what we are” such as ornamentations blossoming in the dome of a sacred mosque, calligraphies awaiting to be read on the wall of a dervish lodge, miniatures, marbling and ceramics reinforcing what we know about our history with imagination…. All those are our assets that we cannot measure but know, that say “I exist”, that create memories for our cities, suburbs, spaces, graves in three continents where our one thousand-story stems from.

“Masters of the Future Traditional Arts Design Contest” that is organized for the seventh time this year has been realized with the hope of raising masters who can understand, tell our civilization and ensure sustainability of our traditional arts. This way, in 2021, our traditional arts will revive in the works of artists who are to pay attention to the contest from the home country and abroad, in the fields of Islamic calligraphy, ornamentation, miniature, marbling, ceramics and binding. It is a unique experience for me to witness the manifestation of our ideals, civilization inheritance in the works of arts with the hands of young artists and to conduce to the composition of the spirit of our time through the hands of young artists.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all artists of ours who are to make contributions to the “Masters of the Future Traditional Arts Design Contest” with their works, precious members of our selection committee who are to evaluate the works with a great scrupulousness and my colleagues who have worked with self-devotion in all stages of the contest.

  • The name of this competition, which is being launched in order to contribute to the development of the Traditional Arts, is “Future Masters Traditional Arts Design Competition”.
  • The competition will be organized in the following four branches.
    • Islamic Calligraphy
      1. Jali Thuluth
      2. Verses in Thuluth/Naskh
      3. Jali Ta'liq
    • Islamic Illumination
    • Art of Miniature
    • Tile Art
  • Submitted works will be evaluated by the announced jury members.
  • 4- The principles regarding the competition branches are included in the "Competition Terms and Conditions".
  • Participation is open to all artists, professionals or amateurs, and art students. Selection committee (jury) members and their first degree relatives are excluded from the competition. Students of the selection committee are allowed to compete.
  • Every artist can participate with one work and in one branch only.
  • There is neither age nor education level restriction to participate in the competition.
  • Both Turkish citizens and aliens can apply. In addition, applications can be submitted either from Turkey or from any other country.
  • The participant acknowledges, declares and undertakes that the work sent to the competition is entirely his own and that all permissions have been obtained. The legal responsibility of the copyright infringement, that may arise in case the work belongs to someone else, belongs entirely to the participant. If it turns out that a participant acted in contradiction of these statements and acceptances, the prize, title and gains he obtained will be taken away. However, this does not mean that other competitors' rankings will be changed.
  • The work to be submitted must neither have participated in any competition nor have received an award before. It must be unexhibited and unpublished as well. Otherwise, in case this type of work is awarded, the award will be canceled and the jury will be entitled to substitute another work for the canceled one or to cancel the award completely.
  • The works awarded in all of the branches (1st, 2nd,3rd and two incentive prizes) will stay in the Municipality’s Collection. Those works that have not been awarded will be given back to the participants after the exhibition.
  • A certain number of works from every branch will be selected for the exhibition as the jury deems appropriate.
  • Municipality of Zeytinburnu is entitled to use the images of the works submitted for the competition and information about the works and artists, regardless of whether they were awarded or not, in printed materials directly or indirectly related to the competition such as books, catalogs, brochures, posters etc. as well as on websites, the internet and in press promotion activities for promotional purposes. No royalties will be paid to the work owners for this.
  • Municipality of Zeytinburnu is entitled to exhibit the works submitted for the competition, their images and the information about them regardless of whether they were awarded or not.
  • Works that are not taken back within three months of the announcement of the awards will be recorded on the inventory of the Municipal Collection. Also Zeytinburnu Municipality will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused by shipping.
  • No any introductory symbols such as name, signature, seal etc. can be used anywhere in any way on the work to be submitted for the competition. A nickname consisting of three letters and four numbers should be written in indelible ink on the back and upper right corner of the work. The artist should write his name, surname, e-mail address, website if available, home phone number, mobile phone number, correspondence address, date of birth, branch of application and other information on a file paper and put it in an envelope, then seal the envelope and write in indelible ink the same nickname as behind the work on the envelope. He will deliver this envelope together with his work./span>
  • The artists whose works take 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and incentive prizes in the competition will receive prize money. No prize money will be awarded to the works that have been granted the right to be exhibited.
  • Those works that do not comply with the general participation conditions and the conditions listed above, have spelling errors or have not been submitted on time will be disqualified from the competition.
  • Each stage of the selection process of the competition will be photographed.
  • All the information about the competition, announcements and the results of the competition will be available on the website>
  • Every participant, regardless of whether he received an award or not, will be presented a certificate of participation.
  • Every artist, who applied to this competition and was accepted, is deemed to have accepted all the terms and conditions of the competition.
Address of Application
Municipality of Zeytinburnu
Zeytinburnu Cultural Arts Center
Semiha Şakir St., 15 Temmuz Square
Telephone:+90 212 413 11 11 / 3608