The Fourth Bi-annual Competition (Pencil Drawing)

From 09 Aug 2015 To 20 Aug 2015 Bayt Al-Sinnari Center for Science, Arts and Culture; in Cairo

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) invites young talents from the ages of 12-16 and 18-34 to enter its upcoming competition in painting (pencil drawing).

The competition is regarded the fourth round of the Bi-annual Art Production Competitions organized by the BA within the framework of the program Support to Cultural Diversity and Creativity in Egypt, and hosted by Bayt Al-Sinnari Center for Science, Culture and Arts, in Sayeda Zeinab district in Cairo.

Through this competition, the BA aims to give young Egyptian talents the chance to showcase their work in an exhibition organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and held at the historical building of Bayt Al-Sinnari. The winners of the competitions will be selected by a team of judges composed of experts and Egyptian artists. All young talents presenting in the Bayt Al-Sinnari’s painting exhibition will receive certificates of participation and their works will be featured in a publication documenting the event. All submissions should be made in accordance to the criteria specified below.

The Bi-annual Art Production Competitions are held twice a year and are centered on various art forms including; photography, graphic design, film making, painting, and literature. These competitions strive to connect the participants and create visibility for their works, as well as provide them with the opportunity to network with each other and other artists.

Competition Calendar:

  • Announcement of the competition: 9th of August, 2015.
  • Deadline for submitting entries: 18th of August, 2015
  • Jury meetings:19th of August, 2015.
  • Announcement of the competition results and the exhibition of artworks: 20th of August 2015, at Bayt Al-Sinnari, starting from 03:00 p.m. to 04:00 p.m.

Criteria for Participation:

  • The competition is open to Egyptian youth from the ages of 12-16 years and 18-34, from all Egyptian governorates.
  • The competition is open for amateurs, with an understanding of the artistic principles of the art form.
  • Each entrant must fill out the application form listed below.

Criteria for Submission:

  • All works must touch upon the theme of “Nature: Human – Animal – plants”.
  • All works entered must be original in concept, design, and execution.
  • All works must not have been submitted in previous competitions.
  • Participants must produce their work on standard white paper size A3
  • Participants must produce their work using the pencil.
  • All drawings must be delivered to Bayt Al-Sinnari in Cairo by hand or by mail, with the information of the participant on the back or on the envelop. (Participants are allowed to send soft copies of their works until the hard copies are delivered to Bayet Al-Sinnari ).
  • Participants must fill out the attached application form and send it to

Criteria for the Selection of Winners and Artworks to be Exhibited

  • A panel of experts in the field of painting will be responsible for selecting the winning artworks.
  • The works submitted will be assessed according to the following bases:
    • Interpretation of the theme to the viewer.
    • Creativity and originality of the work.
    • Quality of artistic composition.
  • Following the exhibition, Bayt Al-Sinnari will keep all the winning works, which will be showcased in another exhibition at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. All other works will returned to participants from Bayt Al-Sinnari.
  • Winners of the competition will receive non-cash awards.
The deadline for submitting the entries is on the  18th of August, 2015.


Bayt Al-Sinnari
: Haret Mongue, Sayeda Zeinab (near the Saneya girls school), Cairo. View Map.
Contact number: 01007182570