The iWISE Olympiad is not just another art competition, it is a platform that empowers young emerging artists to challenge the boundaries of their talent in the world of art and to inspire innovation and change. Sculpting is the art of creating objects by shaping materials. This shaping can be carving, where material is removed from an object like marble to reveal form, or modelling, where the artist creates form by adding materials, such as clay. The process of sculpting starts with the artist conceptualising a particular subject. Subsequently, the artist decides the size of the sculpture and material to be used. At iWISE we aim to create a globally recognised platform for upcoming artists to break into the mainstream world of art to launch their careers. Students are invited to submit their masterpieces to our international visual arts contest at the iWISE Olympiad.

– Artwork must not be larger than 50cmx50cm, which includes a possible frame. 

– The weight limit of the sculpture is 5kg max. 

– An applicant may submit more than one Sculpture.

– No tires may be used, other than that there is no specification for material used. A preference is given to natural elements. 

– Your sculpture should have a long shelf life — “temporary” sculptures should last at least 6 months. 

– No installation sculptures may be entered.

– No drilling will be permitted for the hanging of any artwork.

– The organisation reserves the right to refuse the display of any sculpture which may be of a potentially dangerous nature that might cause injury or damage to persons or goods. 

– The sculpture must have the ability to be packed, transported, and exhibited. 

– No artwork containing hate speech, propaganda or violence against race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation will be accepted. 

– The video presentation of the artwork must be up to 3 minutes, with English subtitles. 

– The applicant is responsible for any artwork lost, stolen or damaged.

  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:

Artwork must not be larger than 50cmx50cm, which includes a possible frame.
The weight limit of the sculpture is 5kg max.
3 Clear Pictures of the Sculpture.
Pictures can be presented in a PowerPoint Presentation or
Pictures can be saved as a PDF document that must be sent to judges via Zoom Chat
No theme for this category.
Group submission is up to 3 participants

Requirements for Global Finals:

Artwork must not be larger than 50cmx50cm, which includes a possible frame.
The weight limit of the sculpture is 5kg max.
Poster must be on a white sheet of A2 size (42 x 59.4 cm/16.5 x 23.4 inch).
Prototype (If Applicable)
PowerPoint Presentation (Optional)
No theme for this category
Group submission is up to 3 participants.

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