ANNOUNCEMENTS

Appel à Candidatures: Concours International de Photographie pour les Jeunes “Visages Humains d’Al-Qods”

Appel à Candidatures: Concours International de Photographie pour les Jeunes “Visages Humains d’Al-Qods”

Forum de Jeunesse de Conférence Islamique pour le Dialogue et la Coopération (ICYF-DC), une institution internationale affiliée à l’Organisation de Coopération Islamique (OCI), annonce l’appel à candidatures lancé par le Conseil Supérieur de Jeunesse et des Sports de l’État de Palestine pour le concours international de Photographie des Jeunes “Visages Humains d’Al-Qods” qui se tiendra dans le cadre du programme international “Al-Qods Ash-Sharif – Capitale de Jeunesse de l’OCI 2018”.

Centré sur le patrimoine islamique et interculturel d’Al-Qods, “Visages Humains d’Al-Qods” envisage de décrire la vie quotidienne des résidents Palestiniens d’Al-Qods ainsi que les troubles et les injustices auxquels ils sont confrontés. Les photographes sont invités à démontrer leur vision d’Al-Qods Ash-Sharif et son importance en termes de patrimoine Islamique, de dialogue interculturel et inter-civilisationnel, et les défis à son caractère sacré sous l’occupation Israélienne. Il créera une solidarité avec les habitants de la ville sainte, mettant en lumière leur vie quotidienne, ainsi que les luttes et les injustices auxquelles ils sont confrontés au quotidien.

THÈMES DE CONCOURS

1. “Al-Qods Ash-Sharif: Berceau des Civilisations”

Photographies d’importance culturelle, civilisationnelle ou religieuse, scènes et sites, prises dans la ville sainte d’Al-Qods qui capturent les profondeurs spirituelles, historiques et civilisationnelles de la ville antique.

2. “Al-Qods Ash-Sharif: Ville sous les Victoires”

Photographies des difficultés et des défis de la vie ; en particulier lors de la visite des sanctuaires d’Al-Qods sous l’occupation Israélienne ; qui capturent et documentent les défis à la sainteté, l’âme et le caractère religieux d’Al-Qods Ash-Sharif.

3. “Visages Humains d’Al-Qods”

Photographies de la vie quotidienne des résidents d’Al-Qods Ash-Sharif sous l’occupation Israélienne ; qui capturent leur esprit de résilience, de défis, de persévérance, de tristesse et d’espoir.

POLITIQUE DE CONCOURS ET ADMISSIBILITÉ

  1. Ce concours est ouvert aux jeunes de toutes confessions et nationalités entre 18 et 35 ans. Les photographes non professionnels sont particulièrement encouragés à participer.
  2. La participation au concours est ouverte à tous et gratuite.
  3. Il n’y a pas de limite quant au nombre de soumissions.
  4. Pour tous les thèmes du concours, les photos monochromes (ou noir et blanc) et en couleur doivent être téléchargées sous forme de fichier avec DPI jusqu’à 72 pixels en format JPG et modèle couleur RGB. Le côté le plus long doit être de 1500 pixels avec un rapport de 2*3 ou 1*1. Le niveau de sortie Photoshop des photos ne doit pas être inférieur à 10. Les photos panoramiques ne sont pas acceptées.
  5. Aucune photo géométrique, filigrane ou édition structurelle n’est autorisée. Les photos ne peuvent être modifiées que dans la mesure où l’originalité de la photo n’est pas altérée. La recoloration, le réglage du contraste, de la luminosité et le recadrage des photos sont autorisés si l’originalité de la photo n’est pas altérée.
  6. Les inscriptions ne peuvent pas être soumises ailleurs.
  7. Les photos sélectionnées font l’objet de démonstrations supplémentaires dans les expositions qui seront organisées par les organisateurs du concours. Les photographes dont les photos sont sélectionnées et imprimées dans les visuels du concours sont récompensés (les photos finalistes sélectionnées seront la propriété des organisateurs).
  8. Les œuvres sélectionnées pour l’exposition seront exposées dans le cadre de différents événements dans le monde entier.
  9. En soumettant l’image, le candidat accepte les conditions du concours. Le participant est responsable de toute conséquence légale ou pénale découlant d’une violation du droit d’auteur de sa part.
  10. Les candidats sont invités à partager les photos téléchargées sur différents canaux de médias sociaux (en particulier Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr et Facebook) avec les Hashtags suivants : #AlQudsOICYouthCapital2018 et #HumanFacesOfAlQuds .

PROCESSUS DE SÉLECTION

Un jury international qui sélectionnera les gagnants jugera les œuvres soumises par ces photographesLes décisions du jury sont définitives et obligatoires à tous égards et ne sont pas susceptibles d’appel. Les inscriptions soumises seront évaluées selon les critères suivants :

  • Message
  • Originalité et créativité d’expression
  • Composition de la photo
  • Qualité d’exécution

LIMITATION DE RESPONSABILITÉ

L’ICYF-DC et le Conseil Supérieur de Jeunesse et des Sports de l’État de Palestine n’assument aucune responsabilité pour toute erreur, omission, interruption, suppression, défaut ou retard dans le fonctionnement ou la transmission ; la défaillance des lignes de communication; le vol ou la destruction ou l’accès non autorisé aux inscriptions au concours ou aux formulaires d’inscription ; ou l’altération des inscriptions ou des formulaires d’inscription.

RÉCOMPENSES

Premier Prix: Prix en espèces de 1500 $.

Prix de la Meilleure Photo :  Prix en espèces de 1000 $.

Deuxième Prix : Prix en espèces de 500 $.

Récompenses Honorifiques Supplémentaires :

  • Photographe Amateur de l’Année : 5 participations
  • Photographe Professionnel de l’Année : une seule participation
  • Photographe Palestinien de l’Année : une seule participation
  • Photographe de l’Année pour les Jeunes : une seule participation
  • Meilleur Photographe Touristique : une seule participation
  • Meilleure Photographe Mobile : une seule participation
  • Meilleure Photographe de Portrait: une seule participation
  • Meilleure Photographe en Noir et Blanc: une seule participation

DATES IMPORTANTES

Date Limite de Candidature:  1er Août 2018, 23:59 Al-Qods Heure Locale

Annonce des résultats du concours : 3 Septembre 2018

 

Contactez-nous:

Instagram: instagram.com/humanfacesofalquds

Courriel Électronique: hfofalquds@gmail.com

Téléphone: +90 212 465 39 39, Ext. 13

 

Call for Applications: “Human Faces of Al-Quds” International Youth Photography Competition

Call for Applications: “Human Faces of Al-Quds” International Youth Photography Competition

Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF), an international institution affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announces the below call for application issued by the Higher Council of Youth and Sports of the State of Palestine on “Human Faces of Al-Quds” International Youth Photography Competition to be held within the framework of the “Al-Quds Ash-Sharif – OIC Youth Capital 2018”International Programme.

Focusing on Islamic and inter-cultural heritage of Al-Quds, the “Human Faces of Al-Quds” envisages to describe the daily life of Palestinian residents of Al-Quds as well as troubles and injustices they face. The photographers are invited to demonstrate their vision of Al-Quds Ash-Sharif, and its importance in terms of Islamic heritage, inter-cultural and inter-civilizational dialogue, and the challenges to its sanctity under Israeli occupation. It will create solidarity with the residents of the holy city, casting light on their daily lives, as well as the struggles and injustices they contend with on a daily basis.

COMPETITION THEMES

  1. “Al-Quds Ash-Sharif: Cradle of Civilizations”

Photographs of cultural, civilizational or religious significance, scenes and sites, taken in the holy city of Al-Quds that capture the spiritual, historical and civilizational depths of the ancient city.

2. “Al-Quds Ash-Sharif: City under Siege”

Photographs of the difficulties and challenges of life; specifically in visiting Al-Quds sanctuaries under Israeli occupation; that capture and document challenges to the sanctity, soul and religious character of Al-Quds Ash-Sharif.

3. “Human Faces of Al-Quds”

Photographs of the daily life of residents of Al-Quds Ash-Sharif under Israeli occupation; that capture their spirit of resilience, challenges, perseverance, griefs and hopes.

COMPETITION POLICY & ELIGIBILITY

  1. This competition is open to youth of all faiths and nationalities between the ages of 18 and 35. Non-professional photographers are particularly encouraged to participate.
  2. Participation in the competition is open to all and free of charge.
  3. There is no limit regarding the number of submissions.
  4. Under all competition themes, monochrome (or black and white) and colour photos must be uploaded as a file with DPI up to 72 pixels in JPG format and RGB colour model. The longest side should be 1500 pixels with a ratio of 2*3 or 1*1. The Photoshop output level of the photos should not be less than 10. Panorama photos are not accepted.
  5. No photo geometric, watermarking or structural editing is allowed. The photos can only be edited up to the extent that the originality of the photo is not altered. Recoloring, adjusting contrast, brightness and cropping photos are allowed if the originality of the photo is not altered.
  6. Entries cannot be submitted elsewhere.
  7. The selected photos are subject to further demonstration in the exhibitions to be held by the Organizers of the competition. The photographers whose photos are selected and printed in the competition visuals are conferred award recognition (the selected finalist photos will be property of the organizers).
  8. Selected entries for the exhibition will be put on display throughout different events around the world.
  9. By submission of the image, the applicant accepts the terms of the competition. The entrant is accountable for any legal or penal consequences arising from copyright infringement on the part of them.
  10. The applicants are invited to share the uploaded photos in different social media channels (in particular, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook) with the following Hashtags: #AlQudsOICYouthCapital2018 and #HumanFacesOfAlQuds .

SELECTION PROCESS

An international jury who will select winners will judge the entries submitted by these photographersThe jury’s decisions are final and binding in all respects and not subject to appeal. Submitted entries will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Message
  • Originality and creativity of expression
  • Photo composition
  • Quality of execution

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The ICYF and Higher Council of Youth and Sports of the State of Palestine assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to the competition entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms.

AWARDS

First-place Winner: $1500 cash prize

Best Photograph Award:  $1000 cash prize

Runner-up Award: $500 cash prize

Additional Honorary Awards:

  • Amateur Photographer of the Year: 5 entries
  • Professional Photographer of the Year: one entry
  • Palestinian Photographer of the Year: one entry
  • Youth Photographer of the Year: one entry
  • Best Tourist Photographer: one entry
  • Best Mobile Photograph: one entry
  • Best Portrait Photograph: one entry
  • Best Black and White Photograph: one entry

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Deadline:  1st August 2018, 23:59 Al-Quds Local Time

Announcement of competition results: 3 September 2018

 

Contact us:

Instagram: instagram.com/humanfacesofalquds

Email Address: hfofalquds@gmail.com

Telephone: +90 212 465 39 39, Ext. 13

 

 

 

1st Model OIC Arabic for High Schools

1st Model OIC Arabic for High Schools
This year, ICYF and it’s partners will invite 75 outstanding students from top-tier High Schools of the OIC Member States with scholars, diplomats and state officials to participate in the 1st HSMOIC on 26-30 April. The group of outstanding high school students will receive high-end trainings over 4 days of the Global Summit simulations, learning critical tools of understanding and further promoting a knowledge based approach to contemporary international relations where they will have a chance to practice their skills in a two day simulation game. The 1st Model OIC Arabic for High Schools will take place in the Haliç Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey with the theme of “Preserving international status and Islamic character of Al-Quds Al-Sharif”, where the Program Agenda will consist of 5 main topics, namely; Human Rights, Youth Policy, Economic Issues, Al-Quds.

The simulation will run for 4 days, during which participants will assume roles as diplomats and representatives of real countries, research these countries and practice their policies. The official language of the simulation is Arabic.

In advance, delegates will prepare position papers and resolutions, present and debate them and adopt resolutions in the bodies. Participants represent a country as a team of three. Participants will need to act authentically and represent their country to the best of their knowledge and ability, making the simulation as realistic as possible. MOICs can focus on the work of the following OIC bodies: General Assembly or council of Ministries.

Accommodation and flight ticket costs of selected participants will be covered by HSMOIC Secretariat.

Application Criterias:
– Being a High School Student (Age of between 14-18)
– Having experience in diplomatic simulations
– Fluency of Arabic Language
– Letter from High School

Application Form:
https://goo.gl/4xz2tP

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: OIC Start-up Platform

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: OIC Start-up Platform
Sign up now @ www.oicstartups.org before 5.03.2018!

“4th Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum
The Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), an international institution affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), welcomes applications from interested youth and entrepreneurs for the “4th Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum”, an international entrepreneurship event initiated by ICYF in cooperation with the Government of Tatarstan (RF) to be held on 6-12 May 2018 in Kazan. The program is dedicated to young entrepreneurs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States and Muslim minorities from non-members. The event is held under ICYF’S Start-up Platform Project.

Who can participate?
Participants will be selected after successfully submitting their projects through www.oicstartups.org. After which, they will be offered 8 weeks of online training in the fields of finance, marketing, and business plan development. Following this, they will be matched with outstanding Mentors to assist them in the preparation process for investment, to establish successful start-up companies. Projects that successfully accomplish online training and the evaluation of financial and Technical committee will be invited to the Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum.

Participants should be between 18-35 years, and citizens of OIC Member States, Observer States or Muslim minorities from non-member states.

Project criteria requirements:
a. Project prototype availability,
b. Project road map availability,
c. Project Business plan availability

Start-up Project in IT
The OIC Start-up Project (OSP) aims at educating participants about social and business entrepreneurship, to train them on current trends of Innovation Management, Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as networking between participants from different OIC Member States. During the event, Young Entrepreneurs from around 50 countries will receive high-end training in critical tools of understanding of social innovations and applying of knowledge and skills based approach towards the field of entrepreneurship.

The Forum is open for all interested youth and to apply for, please fill up the application form at www.oicstartups.org before 5 March 2018.

Local hospitality and a portion of flight costs will be provided by organizers. Only successful candidates will be invited for the 4th Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum.

For further info please visit: 
www.oicstartups.org

CALL FOR APPLICATION Fine Arts Festival Islamic Calligraphy Workshop Shiraz-OIC Youth Capital 2017

 CALL FOR APPLICATION

Fine Arts Festival

Islamic Calligraphy Workshop

Shiraz-OIC Youth Capital 2017

Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), an international organization affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announces the call for application for the Shiraz OIC Youth Capital 2017 – Fine Arts Festival & Islamic Calligraphy Workshop issued by the hosts of the “Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017” international programme. The Workshop aiming to bring together young calligraphers from the OIC geography will be held in the city of Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), on 17th  – 19th  December, 2017.

Main Objectives of the Workshop:

  • Highlighting the necessity of development among the OIC Youth the art of Calligraphy.
  • Supporting young calligraphers from the OIC Geography.

Main Information and Details:

  1. The calligraphy workshop is open to all youth from the OIC Member States and Muslim minorities of the non-member states, aged between 18 and 35.
  2. Participation is free of charge.
  3. The hosts will cover transportation and accommodation expenses for the successful applicants.
  4. On the first day, 17 December 2017, there will be lectures on the theories of Islamic Calligraphy and also the characteristics of Iranian Calligraphy.
  5. On the second day, 18 December 2017, the calligraphers should produce calligraphy works under the direct supervision of Iranian calligraphers and professors and the produced works will be put on display on the same day.
  6. On the third day, 19 December 2017, the calligraphers will receive a Participation Certificate in the Grand Closing Ceremony of Shiraz-OIC Youth Capital 2017.
  7. Application Form should be sent in the format of DOC file, along with the attached passport copy of applicant to: syz.icyf.calligraphy@gmail.com .

Deadline for Applications: 24 November 2017

Contacts of the Organizers : +989367419457 (Mobile); syz.icyf.calligraphy@gmail.com (Email)

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CALL FOR APPLICATION Islamic Youth Forum: Youth and Volunteerism and the Prevention of Extremism and Violence Fez – OIC Youth Capital 2017

CALL FOR APPLICATION

YOUTH FORUM FOR THE PREVENTION OF EXTREMISM AND VIOLENCE

Fez – OIC Youth Capital 2017

Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), an international organization affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announces the call for application for the Fez –OIC Youth Capital 2017, Youth Forum for the Prevention of Extremism and Violence issued by the hosts of the “Fes– OIC Youth Capital 2017” international programme. The Festival aiming to bring together young artists from the OIC geography and beyond will be held in the city of Fez, Kingdom of Morocco, on 22-23 November, 2017.

Main Objectives:

The Forum is an opportunity to meet and interact with leading youth from various OIC countries to work on the concepts related to volunteering and the various approaches that are effective in preventing extremism and violence, through workshops and seminars with specialists.

  1. To support the development of young people sensitive to global and social issues, capable of contributing society and humanity and to empower young people with leadership qualities.
  2. To enable young people to think about “Youth Forum for the Prevention of Extremism and Violence” and exchange ideas on these matters and find solutions for them and to make a contribution to establishing a fundamentally more equitable and peaceful world.
  3. To enable young people to gain new experiences by improving their sense of solidarity and cooperation.
  4. To establish youth networks and platforms.

The Format and Programme Details

The 2 days forum programme is expected to bring young people together to contribute to the success of the event and discuss about youth volunteerism & preventing extremism and violence. The programme will be a combination of;

  • First plenary session and workshops
  • Workshops and group work
  • Second plenary session and workshops
  • Cultural City Tour

Application and Selection Process

The final selection will be made by the organizing team according to the criteria described below;

  • To be a citizen of the OIC Member States or representative of Muslim community in non-OIC Member States;
  • Able to speak English;
  • Aged 18-30;
  • Involved in/coordinated any innovative youth social project,
  • Active in community services,
  • Motivated to attend the full duration;

**** Application form should be sent in the format of DOC file to this email address: fescapitale@mjs.gov.ma .Please also take note that all the participants should fill the participation application form up and attach it to their email.

Costs

Travel: Participants are themselves will cover round trip travel expenses from his/her own country to Fez city including the visa, medical and travel insurance and personal expenses.

Accommodation and other costs: Host organization will cover domestic transportation, accommodation, food and other costs related to the festival.

Contact

*** For further questions, please contact at Email: fescapitale@mjs.gov.ma and Phone: +212 537 68 00 28

The Festival’s Timeline:

Deadline: 1 November 2017 at 18:00 according to Rabat Time.

 

CALL FOR APPLICATION OIC Youth Street Art Festival Fez – OIC Youth Capital 2017

CALL FOR APPLICATION

OIC Youth Street Art Festival

Fez – OIC Youth Capital 2017

Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), an international organization affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announces the call for application for the Fez –OIC Youth Capital 2017, OIC Youth Street Art Festival issued by the hosts of the “Fez– OIC Youth Capital 2017” international programme. The Festival aiming to bring together young artists from the OIC geography and beyond will be held in the city of Fez, Kingdom of Morocco, on 22-23 November, 2017.

Main Objectives:

“OIC Youth Street Art Festival” is considered as an international art exhibition, for the benefit of Muslim Youth.  The Festival will provide a platform where young people experience different cultures and values and also demonstrate their artistic expressions in writing, graffiti, music and physical expression.

  1. To raise awareness of young people towards our prevalent values, history, culture and civilization and to reunite them under a common vision of future.
  2. To enable young people to gain new experiences through art and improve their sense of solidarity and cooperation.

The Format and Programme Details

The 2 days international programme is expected to bring young people together to contribute to the success of the event and explore different cultures. The programme will be a combination of;

  • Professional singing and musical arts
  • Professional dance and performing arts

Participants are allowed (if desired) to bring their traditional clothes and  authentic national items to be showed among participants and other attendees of the Festival.

Application and Selection Process

The final selection will be made by the organizing team according to the criteria described below;

  • To be a citizen of the OIC Member States or representative of Muslim community in non-OIC Member States;
  • Aged 18-30;
  • Involved in/coordinated any creative youth art project,
  • Active in community services,
  • Motivated to attend the full duration;

**** Application forms should be sent in the format of DOC file to this email address: fescapitale@mjs.gov.ma Please also take note that all the participants should fill the participation application form up and attach it to their email.

 Costs

Travel: Participants are  to cover themselves round trip travel expenses from his/her own country to Fez city including the visa, medical and travel insurance and personal expenses.

Accommodation and other costs: Host organization will cover domestic transportation, accommodation, food and other costs related to the festival.

Contact

*** For further questions, please contact at Email: fescapitale@mjs.gov.ma and Phone: +212 537 68 00 28

The Festival’s Timeline:

Deadline: 1 November 2017 at 23:59 according to Rabat Time.

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CALL FOR APPLICATION Fine Arts Festival The 1st Short Story Contest (Shiraz Literary Award) Shiraz-OIC Youth Capital 2017

CALL FOR APPLICATION

Fine Arts Festival

The 1st Short Story Contest (Shiraz Literary Award)  

Shiraz-OIC Youth Capital 2017

Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), an international organization affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announces the call for application for the Shiraz OIC Youth Capital 2017 – Fine Arts Festival & The  1st Short Story Contest issued by the hosts of the “Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017” international programme. The Contest aiming to bring together young writers from the OIC geography and Award Ceremony will be held in the city of Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), on 19 December, 2017.

The Festival’s Main Objectives:

  • Expanding and valuing short stories.
  • Highlighting the necessity of the development of writing and publishing short stories in OIC Member States.
  • Supporting production and publication of short stories which revolve around Peace and Human Respect.

The Festival’s Policy:

Short stories, which meet the following requirements, may enter the festival’s competitive section:

  1. Short stories should be written Only in English Language and up to 1500 words.
  2. Short stories should be typed in Microsoft Word (Font: Times New Roman (Headings CS), Size: 14)
  3. Short stories should be sent in the format of DOC file and via this email (syz.icyf.story@gmail.com) to the secretariat of the festival. Please also take note that all the participants should fill out a participation application form and attach it to their email. It is obvious that completing the form means that the participant is the writer of the short story and if any legal claim is filed against it, he/she will bear the responsibility and that the festival carries no responsibility for the rights regarding the ownership of short stories.
  4. Subjects of Peace and Human-Moral Values constitute the salient and main axes of the festival.
  5. Defective files and/or formats other than those mentioned here will not be included in the best work selection phase.

Awards:

The First-Rank Winner: $1000 Cash prize

The Second-Rank Winner: $700 Cash prize

The Third-Rank Winner: $500 Cash prize

General Regulations for Participation in the Festival:

  1. The festival is open to all youth of OIC Member States and beyond between the ages of 18 and 35.
  2. Participation is open to public and free of charge.
  3. Short stories ascending to the final stage of the contest will receive a Participation Certificate.
  4. There is no limitation on the number of works to be submitted.
  5. The festival’s secretariat bears no responsibility towards damages to works due to failed submission on the part of participants.
  6. After the short stories are submitted to the festival, they cannot be excluded from it.
  7. It is the secretariat’s task to adopt final decisions as regards unexpected cases, which are not included in the present regulations, or obscurities resulted from its content as well as making changes in some of them.
  8. Completion of participation application form means all the regulations are accepted by the participants.
  9. The process of sending short stories to the secretariat is one-staged and submitted files are directly and unchangeably judged.
  10. The works may not be changed or re-sent at all.
  11. No award will be presented to two or more works with similar values.
  12. The presence of selected writer or his/her representative at the closing ceremony is required to pay homage to the festival and receive the award.
  13. The secretariat of festival shall bear the complete costs of round-trip tickets and accommodation of the final winners to participate in award ceremony.

The Festival’s Timeline:

Deadline: 1 December 2017 at 23:59 according to Tehran Time.

Announcing the final winners: 11 December 2017

Award Ceremony: 19 December 2017

Backup Mobile Number: +989367419457

Festival’s Email: syz.icyf.story@gmail.com

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CALL FOR APPLICATION Y-SHIRAZ – 2nd OIC Youth Capital Film Awards Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017 

CALL FOR APPLICATION

Y-SHIRAZ – 2nd OIC Youth Capital Film Awards

Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017 

Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), an international organization affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announces the call for application for the Shiraz OIC Youth Capital 2017, Y – SHIRAZ 2nd OIC Youth Capital Film Festival issued by the hosts of the “Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017” international programme. The Contest aiming to bring together young film makers from the OIC geography and Award Ceremony will be held in the city of Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), on 19 December, 2017.

The Festival’s Main Objectives:

  1. Expanding and valuing short films in three documentary, narrative (fictional) and animated forms.
  2. Highlighting the necessity of developing short films in Islamic countries.
  3. Supporting production of short films which revolve around Peace and Human Respect.

The Festival’s Main Parts:

Narrative (Fictional) Short Films Contest

Narrative short films, which meet the following requirements, may enter the festival’s competitive section:

  • The film’s running time: short films with running time ranging from 100 seconds to 15 minutes may be involved in the festival.
  • The applicants for participation in the festival should fill in a registration form. It is obvious that completing the form means that the participant is the owner of the film and if any legal claim is filed against it, he/she will bear the responsibility and that the festival carries no responsibility for the rights regarding the ownership of films.
  • If a film contains dialogues, it is strongly suggested that English subtitle be included as the festival is not responsible for providing it.
  • Subjects of Peace and Human-Moral Values constitute the salient and main axes of the festival.
  • There is no limitation on the films’ techniques.

Animated Short Films Contest

Animated short films, which fulfill the following requirements, may enter the festival’s competitive section:

  • The film’s running time: short films with running time ranging from 100 seconds to 15 minutes may be involved in the festival.
  • The applicants for participation in the festival should fill out a registration form. It is obvious that completing the form means that the participant is the owner of the film and if any legal claim is filed against it, he/she will bear the responsibility and that the festival carries no responsibility for the rights regarding the ownership of films.
  • If a film contains dialogues, it is strongly suggested that English subtitle be included as the festival is not responsible for providing it.
  • Subjects of Peace and Human-Moral Values constitute the salient and main axes of the festival.
  • There is no limitation on the films’ techniques.

Documentary Short Films Contest:

Documentary short films, which comply with the following requirements, may enter the festival’s competitive section:

  • The film’s running time: short films with running time ranging from 100 seconds to 15 minutes may be involved in the festival.
  • The applicants for participation in the festival should fill in a registration form. It is obvious that completing the form means that the participant is the owner of the film and if any legal claim is filed against it, he/she will bear the responsibility and that the festival carries no responsibility for the rights regarding the ownership of films.
  • If a film contains dialogues, it is strongly suggested that English subtitle be included as the festival is not responsible for providing it.
  • Subjects of Peace and Human-Moral Values constitute the salient and main axes of the festival.
  • There is no limitation on the films’ techniques.

Technical Requirements for Works:

Registration in the festival and uploading the films should be conducted through visiting this website (https://shirazoyc.com/en/filmawards). The works should be uploaded in the festival’s website for initial examination with qualities ranging from 480p to 720p, mp4 format and frame rate of 24fps. Please also take note that in case the film is selected to be exhibited in the festival, it should possess these features; quality and frame rate of 1080p and 30fps, respectively. Therefore, the filmmakers should prepare this format in advance. After uploading the films and filling out the registration form (personal information), the participants would receive a tracking code through an email.

Important Hint: Defective files and/or formats other than those mentioned here will not be included in the best work selection phase.

Important Hint: When submitting and uploading files, the film’s title should be written on its folder. Also, the registration code received from the website should be kept.

Important Hint: If your film is accepted at the final phase, all the complementary information including stage and backstage photos, director’s photos etc should be delivered to the secretariat.

Awards:

The Festival’s Best Film: The Festival’s Statue (Cypress Statue, the Symbol of Shiraz City) – Honorary Diploma- $1000 Cash prize

The Best Documentary Film: Honorary Diploma- $1500 Cash prize

The Best Narrative (Fictional) Film: Honorary Diploma- $1500 Cash prize

The Best Animated Film: Honorary Diploma- $1500 Cash prize

General Regulations for Participation in the Festival:

  1. The festival is open to all youth of OIC member states and non-member states or other Muslim Countries between the ages of 18 and 35.
  2. Participation is open to public and free of charge.
  1. Films ascending to the final stage of the contest will receive a Participation Certificate.
  2. There is no limitation on the number of works to be submitted.
  3. Films, which fall short of technical and display standards, will be removed from the contest.
  4. The festival’s secretariat bears no responsibility towards damages to works due to failed submission or uploading on the part of participants.
  5. After the films are submitted to the festival, they cannot be excluded from it.
  6. It is the secretariat’s task to adopt final decisions as regards unexpected cases, which are not included in the present regulations, or obscurities resulted from its content as well as making changes in some of them.
  7. Completion of participation application form means all the regulations are accepted by the participants.
  8. The process of sending films to the secretariat is one-staged and submitted files are directly and unchangeably judged.
  9. The works may not be changed or re-sent at all.
  10. No award will be presented to two or more works with similar values.
  11. As regards films produced by more than one director, it is required that an individual be introduced to the festival on behalf of directing group.
  12. The presence of selected producer or his/her representative at the closing ceremony is required to pay homage to the festival and receive the award.
  13. The secretariat of film festival shall bear the complete costs of round-trip tickets and accommodation of international winners of each part in order to participate in award ceremony.

The Festival’s Timeline:

Deadline: 1 December 2017 at 23:59 according to Tehran Time.

Announcing the final winners: 11 December 2017

Award Ceremony: 19 December 2017

Backup Telephone Number: +989367419457

Festival’s Website: www.shirazoyc.com

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CALL FOR APPLICATION Quran Recitation Contest Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017

CALL FOR APPLICATION

Quran Recitation Contest

Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017

Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), an international organization affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announces the call for application for the Shiraz OIC Youth Capital 2017 – Quran Recitation Contest issued by the hosts of the “Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017 international programme. The Contest aiming to bring together young Qāri’s and Hafizs from the OIC geography and beyond will be held in the city of Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), on 30 October – 1 November, 2017.

Contest Branches:

  1. Recitation (Qira’aat):
    • Tajweed (القراءة و التجوید) (for Men)
    • Tarteel (ترتیل القرآن) (for Women)
  1. Memorization (Hefz)
    • Memorization of 10 Juz’s حفظ عشرة أجزاء)) (for Men)
    • Memorization of 10 Juz’s حفظ عشرة أجزاء)) (for Women)

Contest Policy and Eligibility:

  1. The Contest is open to all youth (men and women) aged 18-35, from the OIC Member States as well as Muslim minorities in the Observer and non-Member States.
  2. Application and in case of selection participation in the Contest is free of charge.
  3. The Secretariat of the “Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017” shall provide local hospitality, including boarding and lodging to the international participants for 4 nights. For the travel costs the participants will be supported in amount of 200 USD for each participant, to be paid in cash by the hosts upon arrival in Shiraz.

Awards:

The winners will be awarded with the relevant certificate and cash prize.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 15 October, 2017

Important! Only selected participants will be informed.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: 17 October, 2017

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