The registration for the "Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020-21 Bangabandhu Youth Art Competition" began on Monday.
A press conference was held at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy where the promo of the competition was launched.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel spoke at the programme while Shilpakala Academy Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky presided over the programme.
The registration window will close on March 31 and the jury board will select the top 100 artworks for the virtual exhibition hosted by the Shilpakala Academy.
The organisers informed that interested young artists aged between 18-35 years from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states and Muslim countries will be eligible to join the competition.
Also, the participating countries have been divided into six regions – Bangladesh, the Middle East, the rest of Asia, Africa, North and South America, Europe, and Australia.
The artworks will be selected from April 1 to April 7 while the virtual exhibition is scheduled to be held from April 15 to April 30.
Twenty-four winners will be awarded from six regions. Also, there will winners in each category while all selected artists will receive a certificate of participation.
Artists must follow the subjects given by the host to represent their selective thought and imagination to participate in the respective events.
The topics are Bangabandhu and Bangladesh, Covid-19 Pandemic, humanity in refugee crisis, youth spirit in technology, Islamic art and climate change.
The Istanbul-based Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), an entity affiliated to the OIC, declared Bangladesh as the "OIC Youth Capital 2020" on December 25, 2019.