A defining element of graffiti is its public urban context. Graffiti is a controversial subject beset with ambiguities and contradictions. Some artists have received global success for their graffiti art, which has seemingly blurred the lines between what we perceive as vandalism and what we perceive as art. The practice of graffiti is frequently a response to, or commentary on, the urban environment. Graffiti is increasingly being recognised by both professional art connoisseurs and the general public as having the potential to be used as a legitimate form of public art. One of the challenges faced by planners, artists and local authorities is that of differentiating between the legal and illegal forms of the practice, as well as educating the public on how the graffiti sub-culture can positively impact the community through youth engagement, development of young artist’s skills, and increased community pride and ownership. The iWISE Olympiad is an International Legal Graffiti competition, organised by iWISE Olympiad Committee to gather young talented students, giving them official recognition for their skills. This contest provides artists with an opportunity to showcase their graffiti techniques.

– Multiple entries per an applicant will be accepted.

– To enter this category applicants must submit an entry form online along with pictures of your artwork via the iWISE Olympiad official website.

– The applicant is obligated to provide accurate, current and complete personal details when participating in the contest.

– Use of nude characters is prohibited.

– Use of foul language is prohibited.

– Use of blood or gory imagery is prohibited.

– Artwork should be colourful.

– No photo editing software or glitter may be used.

– The artwork must be an original concept and not violate the copyright law in the UK.

– Each artist must submit a “Release of Liability Form” /a “Waiver” before the competition to exempt IWISE from any liability regarding any accident or injury occurring during the contest.

– The organiser will NOT provide art materials such as the canvas, paints, etc.

– Finalists must use a canvas measuring 24” inches (61 cm) wide x 30” inches (76.2 cm) tall.

– Finalists must be present to be eligible to be judged; if they are not present during the judging process in the Global Final, the finalist will be disqualified. 

– The iWISE Olympiad Organisation, has full ownership and copyright of all artwork.

– Finalists must allow their artwork to be photographed and available for use on all media platforms.

– The artwork must be inspirational, entertaining, informative, and positive.

– Sexual, insulting, derogative images or content will NOT be allowed.

– No logos, slogans or other advertisements will be allowed.

    1. Click on the Registration Tab
    2. Select one of the Virtual Rounds
    3. Fill in your details.
    4. Fill in your selected category details on the corresponding form.
    5. Select your available time for the Judging process.
    6. Submit your zoom judging session.
    7. Proceed to payment.
    8. Complete your submission.

Judging will be done at discretion of the iWISE Olympiad committee. All artwork will be judged by a panel selected by the iWISE Organisation. Judges will score each criterion on a rank of 0-5, with 0 being the lowest and 5 being the highest rank.

Judgment will be based on: relevance of theme, quality of the content, design of poster, creativity of the poster, overall impact, a verbal message of the poster, dimension of the poster, clarity of message, harmony of colours, presentation of participants etc.

Requirements for Virtual Finals:

Written Abstract (Written description of artwork)
Poster must be on a white sheet of A2 size (42 x 59.4 cm/16.5 x 23.4 inch).
3 Clear Pictures of Artwork.
Pictures can be presented in a PowerPoint Presentation or
Pictures can be saved in as a PDF document that must be sent to judges via Zoom Chat
All graffiti art must be presented on a poster, not in public spaces.
No theme for this category.
Group submission is up to 3 participants

Requirements for Global Finals:

Written Abstract
Poster must be on a white sheet of A2 size (42 x 59.4 cm/16.5 x 23.4 inch).
PowerPoint Presentation (Optional)
All graffiti art works must be done on poster, not in public spaces.
No theme for this category
Group submission is up to 3 participants.

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