Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020-21 ‘Bangabandhu Youth Art Competition’ will commence online from June 17.
The month-long virtual exhibition will feature 100 selected works in four categories, including Contemporary Art, Calligraphy, Photography and Graphic Design, from three regions namely Bangladesh, Asia and the rest of the world.
Each category will include a grand award comprising a certificate and USD2500.
Besides, all four categories will feature 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for artists representing the three regions. Each 1st prize winner will receive USD500 while the 2nd prize winner will get USD300 and the 3rd prize winner will receive USD200.
The announcement was made at a virtual press conference held on Tuesday on the official Facebook page of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky and the academy’s fine arts department director Syeda Mahbuba Karim Mini spoke at the event, which was anchored by the public relations officer of the academy Hasan Mahmud.
‘Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has been organising various cultural events virtually to promote cultural practices. Eight programmes have been initiated throughout the year to celebrate the selection of Dhaka as the OIC Youth Capital 2020-21. The programmes include OIC Knowledge Master, Sheikh Hasina Youth Volunteer Award, Entrepreneurship Skill Development and Employment Camp, Film Festival, Debate Competition, Art Exhibition, Scout Conference for Sustainable Development and Holy Quran Recitation Competition,’ said Liaquat Ali Lucky.
The competition will feature artworks on themes namely Bangabandhu and Bangladesh, Covid Pandemic, Humanity in Refugee Crisis, Youth Spirit in Technology, Islamic Art and Climate Change.
State minister for youth and sports Zahid Ahsan Russell will be present as chief guest at the virtual inaugural ceremony of the exhibition on Thursday.
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