The National Council for Arts & Culture (NCAC) in collaboration with the International Child Arts Foundation (ICAF) presents the first Nigeria Arts Olympiad for students between the ages 7-12, with the theme my "Favorite Sport" as part of the Global 4th Arts Olympiad (2009-2012). The world's largest and most prestigous Children Festival.
The Arts olympiad will result in original multi-media content creation by children, promote their understanding of creativity and empathy as key attributes of succesful learners and leaders
It will lead to co-creation of iconic content by children at the World Children's Festival, and gives "voice" to the children through public exhibitions of their creative expressions
Place the nuturing of creativity on center stage for educators and policy makers
Break stereotypes by promoting the "artist-athlete" ideal of a creative mind and healthy body
Reduce childhood obesity risks by inspiring non-athletically inclined children to visualize their favorite sport and engage in physical activity
GUIDE LINES FOR PARTICIPATION
The competition is open to all government/private secondary/primary schools in Nigeria ages 7-12 years
Each state will submit two paintings or drawings and two Digital Artworks, which will be stored in a CD rom
The schools will submit one painting or drawing and one digital work to the state art councils or directly to the NCAC head office in Abuja
There will be zonal exhibition/elimination, where only two paintings/drawing and two digital work from states will qualify for the National exhibition in April 2010 in Abuja
The States will sponsor the finalist to Abuja for the National Exhibition/elimination
Schools can submit directly to the National Council in Abuja
Submissions must be in one of these two forms:
Traditional 2-Dimensional Art
A painting or drawing on paper, canvas, silk or any other two-dimensional medium,
18" X 24" (45 X 60 cm) in size;
Static visual work created using digital tools to imagine a sport, capture the image of a favorite sport, or a collage combining the two.
The artworks should not be rolled up; it should be submitted flat in an art portfolio
Entry must get to NCAC head office on or before March 30th, 2010.
For more inquiries; Sam 08033203717, Ngozi 08037170531