ISLAMABAD: Week long National Calligraphy Competition and Exhibition will start from February 23 at a local hotel. Various calligraphers from across the country will be participating in the event. This includes participants from FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The art will be divided into three categories. These categories include Nastaleeq, Thuluth and Modern style calligraphy. Cash prizes worth Rs75,000, Rs50,000, Rs40,000, Rs20,000 and Rs15,000 will be given to the best five calligraphers of each category. The selection of best calligraphers will be made by a jury comprising of senior calligraphers in transparent manner. There will be a total of 15 awards given away. The intention of the competition is to discover artistic talents from remote corners of the country, the initiative serving as a means to promote and revive the Islamic art of Calligraphy in the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 23rd, 2018.