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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.

APPLY NOW! 

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

APPLY NOW ! 

CALL FOR APPLICATION: “OIC Youth Capital HALAL FOOD and FASHION FESTIVAL” in Putrajaya, Malaysia

Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), an international institution affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia is organizing the “OIC Youth Capital Halal Food and Fashion Festival” in Putrajaya (Malaysia), on 8-9 April 2017. The double-fold Festival is being organized in conjunction with Grand Opening Ceremony of “Putrajaya – OIC Youth Capital 2017” a year-long International Programme approved by relevant decisions of the OIC 43rdCouncil of Foreign Ministers and the 3rd Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers.

OBJECTIVES

The Festival aims to bring together young entrepreneurs in the fields of Islamic fashion to showcase their projects and products as well as to exchange creative ideas, to build investment and collaborative partnerships at variety of thematic sessions. Serving as a new horizon in opening the minds of the young people to the challenging realms and norms existing in business, the festival will enable them to discuss and submit their projects and proposals to the relevant parties and possible partners.

ORGANIZERS

The main co-organizers are ICYF and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia in cooperation with the following partners:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wisma Putra. (OIC and Regional Cooperation Division)
  • Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia
  • Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM)
  • Putrajaya Cooperation
  • Malaysian Youth Council

THE FORMAT AND PROGRAMME DETAILS

The 2 days international programme is expected to bring young entrepreneurs together to contribute to the success of the event and explore new business opportunities for your projects and products. Participants will be provided with opportunity to present their projects or products in the special exhibition as well as thematic sessions.

The programme will be a combination of;

  • Exhibition – Halal Food and Fashion
  • Fashion Show, Sharing Session, Promotion of Products
  • Halal Food Showcase from OIC Member States (sharing session, promotion of products)

Participants are allowed (if desired) to bring their food and fashion products. It may be authentic national items and products which will be used to showcase, exhibit, try-out, sampled and also to be either consumed, sold, distributed or shared among participants and other attendees of the Festival & Exhibition.

VENUE AND DATE

The date and venue of the OIC Halal Food and Fashion Festival is 8 – 9 April, 2017 in Florida Putrajaya, Malaysia. Arrivals and departures are expected to be, respectively on 7 April and 10 April, 2017.

 

Call for Application is Closed. Thank you for your Submissions 

Call for Applications: “Shiraz Today” International Photo Festival

Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), an international organization affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announces the below call for application issued by the Municipality of Shiraz on “Shiraz Today” International Youth Photography Festival to be held within the framework of the programme “Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017”.

“Shiraz Today” contest will be a great platform for young photographers to demonstrate their vision of mutual understanding in Muslim societies, as well as its importance in terms of solidarity, rich history, civilizations and brotherhood to foster the youth of Islamic world. The festival involves an international photography competition, photo tour, a festival, and awards ceremony.

The aim of the “Shiraz Today” International Photo Festival is mutual exchange and respect. Tourism plays a critical role in strengthening the relationships among the nations and developing peace and amities. Shiraz as a metropolis with a religious and historical background has always been one of the top destinations for national and international tourists. On the other hand, travel is acknowledged as an important means and factor to bring about the development of human communities by Quran and our religion. Within the selection of Shiraz as the OIC Youth Capital that mission is to bring Muslim youth together and unify them through enhancing their better understanding on common values and variety of traditions and cultures of Muslim societies.

FESTIVAL THEMES

  1. “Tourism and Pilgrimage”

Photos of national and religious places, spaces and rituals taken in all Muslim lands will increase awareness, attract tourists, support peace and present a kind portrait of Islam in today’s world are judged by the jury members.

  1. “Urban Art”

Shiraz urban spaces such as modern urban buildings, green spaces and people in the lively urban space as well as workplaces are judged by the jury members.

  1. “Kindness is here”

Due to the importance of good manners coming from our religious beliefs  as well as the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) practical way of life that are always being emphasized in Iranian culture and history, all photos relating to the Islamic lifestyle, social codes, culture of citizenship and that which presents proper and good conducts are judged by the jury members. All photos of this part should only be taken by mobile phones.

FESTIVAL POLICY & ELIGIBILITY

  1. This contest 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 festival is open to the public and free of charge.
  3. The secretariat of the festival will hold a photography tour in Shiraz city from 1 – 5 May 2017 in the area of Urban Art in which international photographers may participate. The secretariat of the Festival shall provide free accommodation to selected international photographers for 5 nights and give a total of 200 dollars to each photographer as a travel allowance (please also take note that this amount of money will be paid in cash when the photographers arrive in Shiraz city). The selection of international photographers shall be in accordance with their resume and the photographers should send their resume and a copy of their identification documents and passports from 21 – 31 March 2017 to the festival secretariat via this email (shiraz.emrooz.fes@gmail.com). On 2 April 2017, the selected international photographers will receive an email including an invitation letter in order to participate in the photography tour. Other international photographers could also participate in the photography tour at their own expense.
  4. The Urban Art photography tour will be held on a competitive base. All participants including national, international and Shirazi ones must register their specifications and those of their cameras in the Festival Database. Not observing the said regulations will result in the photos not being processed.
  5. All can participate in the Tourism and Pilgrimage part provided that the photos to be sent are no more than 2 years old.
  6. In Kindness is here part, the committee shall judge the photos which are labelled by the following Hashtag #shiraz_emrooz and tag the festival address instagram.com/shiraz.emrooz on Instagram. Need not to say; only photos taken by mobile phone can enter this part of the festival. Being accepted, the original photo file is required to be sent to the secretariat. Participation is open to the public and there is no limit regarding the number of photos sent by one photographer. Those willing to participate in the kindness is here part must have their Instagram pages set as PUBLIC as the photos labelled by the Hashtag in Private pages would only be visible to the page owner; the secretariat must have access to the photos uploaded. If you are reluctant to have a PUBLIC page, we strongly recommend you to create a PUBLIC page on Instagram onto which you upload your festival photos.
  7. As soon as the photographers are registered in the festival, they are required to send their photos to the official website of the festival (festivals.shiraz.ir), no later than 5 May 2017 at 23:59 Tehran Local Time. Otherwise, the photos will not be considered.
  8. Photographers can each send up to 7 photos in each part excluding “Kindness is here”
  9. In part 1 “Pilgrimage and Tourism” and part 2 “Urban Art”, the monochrome and colour photos must be sent 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. The panorama photos are not accepted by the secretariat of the festival.
  10. No photo geometric and structural editing is allowed. Photographer should adhere to the standard and acceptable criteria available for photojournalism and documentary photography. The photos can only be edited up to the extent that the originality of the photo is not altered. The documentary aspect of the photos should not be altered by any techniques. Recoloring, adjusting the contrast, brightness and cropping the photos are allowed if the originality of the photo is not altered. The panel of judges makes the final decision or findings of facts.
  11. The entries are expected not to be submitted in any other national or international contests.
  12. Once selected for the exhibition, the image must be delivered to be printed in the exhibition booklet. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of any prizes, material awards, and award recognition.
  13. The photographers whose photos are selected and printed in the festival booklet are conferred award recognition, granted copyright (excluding the finalist selected works), and given the festival booklet. It is necessary to add that the secretariat of the festival shall bear the complete costs of economy-class ticket and accommodation of international winners of part 1 “Pilgrimage and Tourism” and part 2 “Urban Art” in order to participate in the award ceremony (if the international photographers will be among the first, second and third rank winners).
  14. The selected entries for the exhibition will be put on display from 23-26 May 2017. The festival secretariat reserves itself the right to decide on the number of entries selected to be put on display and printed in the booklet in accordance with the available space. Need not to say that selected entries for “the Kindness is here” part shall be published and put on display in a single, collage-based image in the exhibition.
  15. Several workshops are to be held during the festival.
  16. The juries’ decision is considered final and no appeal application shall be considered. In unexpected and unforeseen cases, the secretariat performs as it deems right.
  17. By the submission of the image, the entrants accept the terms of the festival. They are considered as the sole owner of the photos. Thus the secretariat bears no accountability toward any claim made regarding the ownership and copyright of the delivered work(s). The entrant is accountable for any legal or penal consequences arising from copyright infringement on the part of them.

SELECTION PROCESS

An international jury who will select four winners will judge the entries submitted by these photographersThe jury’s decisions are final and binding in all respects and not subject to appeal.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The ICYF-DC, Shiraz Municipality and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Islamic Republic of Iran assumes 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 contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms.

RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST

If for any reasons, the contest does not proceed as planned, due to any causes beyond the control of the organizing committee that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the organizing committee reserves the right, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Festival.

AWARDS

  1. “Tourism and pilgrimage” Awards:

First-rank winner: award recognition, festival award statuette and $1500 cash prize,

Second-rank Winner:  award recognition, festival award statuette and $1000 cash prize,

Third-rank winner: award recognition, festival award statuette and $500 cash prize,

*** 5 outstanding works will also be conferred award recognition and $200 cash prize

  1. “Urban Art “Awards:

First rank winner: award recognition, festival award statuette and $1500 cash prize,

Second-rank Winner:  award recognition, festival award statuette and $1000 cash prize,

Third-rank winner: award recognition, festival award statuette and $500 cash prize,

5 outstanding works will also be conferred award recognition and $200 cash prize,

  1. “Kindness is here” Awards:

The first 20 selected entries shall be conferred award recognition and $100 cash prize

IMPORTANT DATES

Sending resume (in order to participate in Shiraz city photography tour in the area of Urban Art): 21 – 31 March 2017

Announcing the names of selected international photographers (in order to participate in Shiraz city photography tour in the area of Urban Art): 2 April 2017

Holding Shiraz city photography tour: 1 – 5 May 2017

Deadline for submission of photos for all 3 themes: 5 May 2017 at 23:59 according to Tehran Time

Award Ceremony: 12 May 2017

Photo Exhibition: 23 – 26 May 2017

Contact us:

Website for the registration: www.festivals.shiraz.ir

Instagram: www.instagram.com/Shiraz.emrooz

Telegram Group: https://t.me/joinchat/AAAAAD8dEd8GjoCktqIJDg

Telegram Channel: @shiraz_today_fes_Eng

Email Address: shiraz.emrooz.fes@gmail.com

Telephone: +98 7132229823 (emergency calls only), Mobile phone: +989367419457 (emergency calls only)