For the first time, Visit Maldives has launched an international art competition hoping to promote the natural beauty of the Maldives. ‘Thasveeru: Maldives Through Art’ will be a showcase of local and international talent expressing inspiration and interest in the Maldives among not only artists, but discerning travelers from all corners of the globe.
Those who take part in the competition are invited to interpret the Maldives in line with the theme: Celebration of Nature, Beautiful Ecosystems. This is an opportunity to create art that shows the diverse range of natural habitats found in the Maldives, including the unique experiences and unrealistic landscapes.
The initiative is a collaboration with Maldivian Artist Community. The competition accepts paintings, digital art, and mixed media as the mediums for the submitted artworks. All submissions are to be submitted to Visit Maldives through the specially created microsite for the art competition.
12 of the best artworks submitted, 6 international and 6 local submissions, will be selected based on creativity, concept, originality, completion and the fluency of the chosen medium. The decision will be made by an independent panel of judges. Winning submissions will be displayed on the Visit Maldives’ Instagram page for the second stage of the competition.
The grand winners of the competition will be announced based on the highest mark received, which is calculated on 50% of the judges scores and 50% on the highest ‘likes’ on Instagram. 4 winners, 2 from each category will be selected and awarded a cash prize of USD 3000 and USD 2000 for first and second place accordingly.
Keep an eye out for offers coming to the audience during the competition period on Visit Maldives’ Instagram page. Promotion of local artwork, art murals in local islands and artworks in various resorts of the destinations will take place so that further exposure to the artists. A ‘like and share’ contest will be opened to the audience, where random winners will get a Maldives goodie bag.
Visit Maldives has strategically planned the competition to be an interactive initiative, with means to increase the engagement on social media platforms. Additionally, it empowers the local artist community and utilises a variety of creative mediums to highlight the awe-inspiring beauty of the destination and its natural ecosystems.
Be a part of the art competition and submit your artwork by noon on August 15, 2021.