A call for Participation in Roznama 5 


Open Call

Medrar for Contemporary Art

14 May 2016 - 15 June 2016

7- 29 September 2016

A call for all Egyptian youths under the age of 30 to participate in the fifth round of Roznama competition and exhibition for contemporary visual arts to be held in September 2016.

Roznama is an annual competition and exhibition for contemporary visual arts for Egyptian youths, organized by Medrar for Contemporary Art and the exhibitions will take place at Medrar venue in Garden City, Mashrabiya Gallery- downtown, SOMA in Zamalek in September 2016

The competition aims to encourage creative contemporary experiences for youths under the age of 30 through highlighting the outstanding creative works using all art Medias, traditional and experimental ones.

Medrar aspires through the competition to monitor and follow up on the outstanding artworks of the creative young artists to include them in network of service beneficiaries and to support them by all available means.


  • Solo exhibition presented by Medrar
  • Three months residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris- France. Presented by Institute Francais.*
  • Photography prize presented by CIC, Contemporary Image Collective, (access to photography lab)* 
  • 5000 EGP presented by Gypsum gallery
  • 5000 EGP presented by Mashrabia Gallery
  • 5000 EGP collective prize presented by the artists: Mohamed Abla, Shady El Noshokaty, Hany Rashed, Hala Elkoussy, Huda Lotfy
  • 5000 EGP presented by Al-Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment.
  • 1000 EGP coupon for art purchases presented by Alwan stationary

*Residency award will include all logistical expenses, including, flight tickets, accommodation and studio facilities in addition to per-diem.

*CIC photography prize: Using CIC darkroom for one day offering the chemicals free of charge, Scanning one film free of charge, Printing at CIC Digital lab free of charge with the equivalent of 600 EGP.

Application Deadline: 15 June 2016

 Guidelines and Conditions of Participation 

  • The applicant is allowed to apply for one project/ one application form at most. In case, applicant sent more than one form; all submitted projects will be excluded.
  • The submitted art work projects should be produced during 2015-2016
  • The age of the participant should not exceed 30 years at the opening of Roznama in September 2016.
  • The participant should be Egyptian
  • Roznama neither accepts any art work participated in previous Egyptian competitions or contests, nor graduation projects  
  • The competition organizers have the right to select the works and projects in accordance with the presentation area and available potentialities.
  • All participating works in all its types should not exceed an area of 2 meters.
  • Any form submitted without the payment of the subscription fees of 25 L.E will not be considered. The subscription fees will not be reimbursed by any means.  
  • The competition organizers select the jury committee, who in turn selects the participating and winning works without any intervention from the contest organizers, the institutions or the persons supporting the contest.
  • Announcement of jury committee will be announced after the opening of the exhibition in September.
  • Only applicants whose works were selected to participate in the exhibition will be notified not later than15th July 2016 via e-mail.
  • Medrar is entitled to use some of the participating works in the competition (photos or videos) or part of them in the promotional material along with retaining the property rights.
  • The exhibition will be inaugurated on Wednesday 7th September and it will last till 29th September 2016. All participants shall receive their works immediately after the show not later than 4th October 2016. The organizers are entitled to dispose of their artworks after that date.
  • Roznama accepts various mediums as: photography- paintings – sculpture – installations- digital art- video art – performance art- sound art and others.
  • The competition department does not assume any breach of intellectual property rights in any participant work. Participants must take into account to obtain permission in case of presenting any art work borrowed from third parties.

 How to participate via internet 

  • Fill in the e-application below the page
  • Upload the video files, enclosed photos and copy of ID via https://www.wetransfer.com. The site will send a link to download the file immediately after finishing the upload. Please copy this link within the allocated space within the subscription form (we recommend the completion of the uploading process before start filling in the form data).
  • Please keep in mind that the uploaded files remain available on the site for two weeks maximum, so you must consider sending the form immediately upon getting the download link.
  • In case of sending video works, the file should be of high quality ( copy for screening)
  • You should attach 3 different high quality photos of the artistic work
  • You should attach copy of ID and send it with the subscription form
  • Artworks sent without filling in the subscription form will not be considered
  • It is strictly prohibited to deliver the subscription form via hand deliver or CDs
  • After notifying the participant artists, artworks will be delivered in conformity with the work sent in the subscription form. In case of non compliance with the deadlines of delivery, the participation is void. The artist also bears all details of the implementation of the artistic work in coordination with the exhibition coordinator.
  • Sending a request of participation is an the approval of the terms and conditions of participation in the Roznama competition

Medrar organizes open meetings with artists and cultural managers on how to present the projects; it will be announced later through website and social media channels.

 Steps of Participation 

  • Prepare all the required materials of the works which you would like to subscribe and copy of the ID
  • Download all materials on the site www.wetransfer.com, the site will ask you to put two e-mails , one is your personal e-mail and the other of the recipient, so you can use projects@medrar.org
  • After the completion of the download, the site will send you on your e-mail , the link of the download ( please retain it for future use)
  • Subscription fees of 25 L.E will be paid via Vodafone cash, one pound will be deducted as fee for transferring the money. The fees shall be sent on the cell 01008615574 (please keep this number for future use). In order to know the steps of subscription in Vodafone cash, please visit this link: http://www.vodafone.com.eg/vodafoneportalWeb/ar/P20400385021371153904402
  • You can pay the subscription fees directly at the Medrar Headquarters and fill in the e-from later.
  • You can now fill in the e-from below , you will be asked to put the download link and the phone number from which you sent the fees or if you have paid the fees in Medrar
  • Should you have further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us : projects@medrar.org

Deadline for applications submission June 15th 2016

(Deadline has been extended to 30 June 2 016)

 Open Day 

Medrar is organizing an open day session for all those who are applying to Roznama 5 with participation of artists and culture managers. This session is for applicants to discuss their projects developing and implementation. Also, if you are looking to develop a project concept or a personal bio. In addition, if you need any clarification on application format.

Date: Sunday 19th of June from 5pm to 10pm. (Iftar will be organized by medrar)

(The application form has been closed, we would like to thank  all applicants, and we will announce participating works by 1 august 2016)

Roznama 5 is supported by Peacock for Art and Yunus Emre Institute
We would like to thank all the individuals and institutes participated in supporting Roznama 5