Adding Colors To Sino-Mauritian Friendship

1.      Theme

Adding Colors To Sino-Mauritian Friendship

 

2.      Objective of the event

The competition is hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Mauritius and is co-organized by the China Cultural Center and the Mauritius Chinese Fine Arts Association, with the collaboration of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, the Confucius Institute at University of Mauritius, the National Art Gallery of Mauritius and the International Watercolor Society. The aim of the competition is to encourage Mauritians to know more about China, to further promote cultural exchanges between China and Mauritius, to deepen the friendship between the two countries, and at the same time, to scout for Mauritian painters, therefore establishing a good platform for painting enthusiasts to display their talents and for mutual learning and exchanges.

 

3.      Rules of competition

The competition consists of four categories: Western painting- Experienced Artist, Western Painting- General Public, Traditional Chinese painting and Children. Western Painting category covers watercolor, pastel, gouache, oil painting, acrylic painting and mixed media on canvas. Chinese painting category comprises 'gongbi' style painting (fine brushwork) and 'xieyi' style painting (freehand style). Children category has no restriction on painting type.

The rules are as follows:

(1)   For Western painting- Experienced Artist category, participants will submit an original Western painting with dimensions not exceeding 2m*1m, within the deadline (see ‘Method of Registration’).

(2)   For Western painting- General Public category, participants will submit an original Western painting with dimensions not exceeding 2m*1m, within the deadline (see ‘Method of Registration’).

(3)   For Traditional Chinese painting category, participants will submit an original traditional Chinese painting with dimensions not exceeding 50cms*90cms, within the deadline (see ‘Method of Registration’).

(4)   For the Children category, participants should be under 14 years old and should submit an original painting (no restriction on painting type) on an A3 size paper within the deadline (see ‘Method of Registration’).

 

Note:

(1)   Each contestant may participate in more than one category but can only submit one painting per category and cannot use the same painting more than once.

(2)   Participants under 14 years of age can choose to participate in any category; non- experienced painters can choose to participate in either Western painting for Experienced Artist category or Western painting for General Public category whilst experienced painters cannot participate in Western painting in General Public category.

(3)   The jury panel will assess the contestants’ paintings according to their respective categories and will make final decisions for the competition correspondingly.

(4)   The decisions of the jury are final.

 

4.      Method of registration

Participants from Western painting –Experienced Artist, Western painting – General Public and Children categories need to fill in the registration form ( can be downloaded from the following website:cccmau.com  (le Centre culturel chinois à Maurice)) and submit electronically, together with a picture of their painting to the following email address: paintingcompetition2019@gmail.com before 4th August 2019. No submission will be accepted outside the state time period. The list of selected paintings will be officially published on 12th August on the website of the China Cultural Center. All qualified works shall be framed and shall be deposited at the China Cultural Center, between 18:30hrs to 20:00hrs, as from 19th to 21st August, for final selection by the jury and for display at the exhibition.

Participants from the Traditional Chinese painting category need to fill in the registration form which can be downloaded from the following website:cccmau.com and submit together with their original painting already framed to the China Cultural Center, between 18:30hrs to 20:00hrs from 21st to 23rd August 2019.

 

5.      Prizes

Western Painting- Experienced Artist Category:

1st Prize:  1 winner; prize of a round-trip air ticket Mauritius - China + visits.

2nd Prize:  3 winners; prize money of Rs10,000 per person.

3rd Prize:  5 winners; prize money of Rs5,000 per person.

Outstanding Prizes: 15 winners; prize money of Rs2,000 per person.

 

Western Painting- General Public Category:

1st Prize:  1 winner; prize money of Rs10,000

2nd Prize:  3 winners; prize money of Rs5,000 per person.

3rd Prize:  5 winners; prize money of Rs2,500 per person.

Outstanding Prizes: 15 winners; prize money of Rs1,000 per person.

 

Traditional Chinese Painting Category:

1st Prize:  1 winner; prize of a round-trip air ticket Mauritius - China + visits.

2nd Prize:  3 winners; prize money of Rs10,000 per person.

3rd Prize:  5 winners; prize money of Rs5,000 per person.

Outstanding Prizes: 15 winners; prize money of Rs2,000 per person.

 

Children category:

Excellence Award: 30 winners; each person gets a children's gift pack.

Best Creativity Award: 3 winners; each person gets a children's gift pack + other prizes.

Best Technique Award: each person gets a children's gift pack + other prizes.

 

6.      Additional remarks

(1)   The participants agree that their works will be displayed during the prize-giving ceremony, prize- winners’ paintings exhibition and other non-commercial events such as National Day’s Reception etc.

(2)   The participants agree that their works shall be reproduced into a photo album entitled “Adding Color To Sino-Mauritian Friendship”, which will be printed and displayed for non-commercial purposes.

(3)   1st and 2nd prize winners of Western Painting- Experienced Artist Category and Traditional Chinese Painting Category will describe their painting during the prize-giving ceremony and participate in a live painting.

(4)   The China Cultural Center reserves all the rights to interpret and amend the rules of the competition at its discretion.