Islamic Arts Society

Art for the Love of Muhammad (PBUH)

Call for Art:

The Islamic Arts Society is inviting artists to submit pieces that shows their love and reverence for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

 

About:

The recent controversy over the cartoons of our beloved prophet has attracted much worldwide attention. While some see it as freedom of speech, we believe that our beloved Prophet’s position is higher than these slurs. Exalted is his place and he is the source of blessing upon the entire universe.

While the majority of Muslim world has expressed sorrow over the senseless abuse of freedom of speech, some have taken matters into their own hands and resorted to violence. We feel these isolated acts of violence are contrary to our prophet’s teachings. Throughout his life the prophet was the target of such attacks and he always prayed for those who tried to hurt him. Never did he resort to violence and aggression such as that shown by some individuals.

The Islamic Arts society believes that the best approach for us to show reverence and devotion for our beloved prophet is for our art society to invite artists to create art which expresses our love for the prophet.

Possible Themes:

Figurative art depicting revered personalities in Islam are NOT allowed.

Who can enter the Competition?

Any artist anywhere in the world can submit up to two pieces of art created specifically to show our love for Muhammad (PBUH).

Submission of art:

Fill the form after clicking on submit button below and then email three high resolution JPEG images of a piece of art (from different angles) to the Islamic Arts society at info@islamicartssociety.org. Please write “Art Competition” in subject heading. A brief description of the artwork (up to 50 words maximum) should accompany all entries.

1. There is no submission Fee.
2. All Works must be original, entirely the work of the Artist.
3. Each artist can submit up to a maximum of two art pieces.
4. IAS reserves the right to use entry photographs for purposes of publicity, documentation, and promotion.
5. The images of selected art pieces will be displayed at our website for the next 3 months.

 

Media

Calligraphy, Painting, Drawing, Graphics, Paper Art, Mixed Media, Print Media, New Media, Photography, Sculpture, Henna, Ebru, Woodwork, Metal Work, Glass Work, Textiles, Ceramics. (Figurative art depicting revered personalities in Islam are NOT allowed.)

Submissions Open:

Date: January 1st, 2021

Submissions Deadline:

Date: February 28th 2021

Selection of winner:

All art pieces will be reviewed by a three-member selection committee of the Islamic Art society. All decisions are final.

Prize money:

The winner of the contest will receive $1000 as prize money from the Islamic arts Society.

Closing date for submission of Art is Feb 28, 2021.

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Announcement of the Grand Winner:

Date: March 11th 2021 (Shab-e Meraj)