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Architecture NBH Award

Architecture NBH Award

The architecture, with its buildings and achievements, succeeded to build civilizations and perpetuated them throughout the history. It is the concrete part of the cultures of these civilizations and the immortalized remaining part of their achievements. Architecture is a main incubator for various human activities; we can hardly listen about any human activity, minor or major, unless connecting it with architectural space. The aware architecture is the one that provides a fertile environment for human activity and welcomes its doers without neglecting the social, economic and environmental aspects which take into consideration the site, weather and the appropriate building materials.

Architecture NBH Award aims to highlight, develop and enhance this aspect for youth as well as enhance the Architects focus on the following:

  1. A comprehensive understanding and focus on project elements analysis (required area, etc.).
  2. Imaginary image for project requirements.
  3. Best use of the site conditions (context, entries, etc).
  4. Consistency with local environment and beauty.
  5. A comprehensive and complete overview of the project idea.

Nurturing the inherent creativity of children depends on providing the right environments which stimulate a wide range of learning processes through practical, artistic, interactive and engaging hand-on activities. Creativity is not about a product, but it is about the process that encourages thinking, discovering, and imagining. Hence the Children Creativity Centre provides the opportunity for children’s development by encouraging “3Cs of 21st-century literacy – Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication”. This is important to prepare future generations of innovators, thought leaders and problem-solvers who will contribute to the development of our complex and dynamic world.

The Kingdom of Bahrain has recognized the important role of children in future development and has encouraged various activities in this regard. Indeed, establishing the Nasser Bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Award, an annual competition, is a clear indication of Bahrain’s commitment to the development of youth all over the world.

Complementing the effort of Bahrain in caring for children; the theme of the 2015 Architecture NBH Award will focus on the design of a Children’s Creativity Centre for the ages between 6 and 15 year old boys and girls. The participants are to understand the needs of the children, to comprehend the requirements of the Centre and its activity relationships and to create an appropriate architectural form and spaces to facilitate those activities.

The project consists of the followings:

Ground Floor: Common Facilities

Area / m2

Entrance hall with information counter & waiting area

110

Lecture hall for 100 persons

130

Display hall could be opened to Entrance Hall

160

Cafeteria for 50 Child including serving counter

85

Administration: Director, 2 Assistants, plus Secretary & Common
Area

100

3 Workshops: Carpentry, Sculpture & Recycling (120 each)

360

3 Instructor Rooms (Adjacent to Workshop; 25 each)

75

Support Facilities Storages, Toilet(s)

100

Sub Total

1,120

Circulation approx 30 % (Corridors, Lobbies,
etc.)

340

Total

1,460

1st Floor: Workshop

Area / m2

5 Workshops: Computer; Robotic, Science, Space , Photography (100
each)

500

5 Instructor Rooms (Adjacent to Workshop; 25 each)

125

Support Facilities Storages, Toilet(s)

100

Sub Total

725

Circulation approx 30 % (Corridors, Lobbies,
etc.)

220

Total

945

2nd Floor: Workshop

Area / m2

4 Workshops: Drawing, Calligraphy, Paper Making, Mosaic (100 each)

400

4 Instructor Rooms (Adjacent to Workshop; 25 each)

100

Support Facilities Storages, Toilet(s)

100

Sub Total

600

Circulation approx 30 % (Corridors, Lobbies,
etc.)

180

Total

780

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  1. Participations are accepted from all over the world, either individually or by group (professionals or students).
  2. If a group submits a Participation, i.e. a team submission, the number of members in the team/group should not exceed five (5) and cannot be changed after submission. The Participation should only be submitted once (by the group leader).
  3. Participation is open for the Second and Third Age Groups only.
  4. Each of the Drawings of the Submission Requirements must be combined and submitted collectively in a single (poster) in digital PDF format, and not more than 10 MB.
  5. The Participant name(s) should not be shown on or anywhere within the Participation (including Drawings).
  6. Numbers used in the Participation must be in English.

 

  1. The Participant is required to provide a concept description about the Participation through the submission portal (maximum of 200 words).
  2. The Participant must provide the following Drawings according to the specific Scales.

Drawing

Scale

Site & Conceptual Analysis

As Appropriate

Site Plan

1/200

Ground Floor Plan

1/100

First Floor Plan

1/100

Second Floor Place

1/100

Two Perpendicular Elevations

1/100

One Section

1/100

3-Ds Drawing (External & Internal)

As Appropriate

Any additional Drawings, Diagrams, or Models that support the Design Idea are optional.

  1. Design Concept
    Originality, Aesthetic Appeal & Program Interpretation
  2. Design Solution
    Functionality, Massing and Build-ability
  3. Environmental Solution
    Response to Site Context & Climate
  4. Presentation Approach
    Techniques, Completeness & Comprehensiveness

Art NBH Award

Art NBH Award

Drawing and modulation are main elements in the contemporary art and a way by which youth express themselves. Art itself is a free space for thoughts and visions that varies according to changes in generations and surrounding effects. The Art NBH Award focuses on creativity and modern ideas to develop Artworks enhancing the art.

Beyond the Dream

Humans passionately generate dreams they hold close to their hearts. Dreams are the ultimate intimate melting pots where one’s being, experiences and ambitions are seamlessly merged to create personal, beautiful, vibrant, vivid, passionate and colorful visions which we then strive to pursue. It is beyond the achievement of dreams that has caused and continues to cause our humanity to survive and flourish.

Use your imagination and perseverance to explore deep into your soul and extend your wings to fly even beyond the dreams and transform that into a beautiful artwork for the world to see and enjoy.

  1. Participations are accepted from all over the world, individually.
  2. Participants can participate with a maximum of three (3) different and original Artwork(s), each submitted and treated as a separate Participation.
  3. The Art NBH Award theme can be captured on canvas, sculpture, or any other form of Visual Art.
  4. Digital Art is not allowed in the Art NBH Award competition.
  5. Participation must be in the form of photos of the original Artwork(s) created by the Participant himself/herself.
  6. Participations must have never been presented before in any exhibitions and not used to participate in any other competition.
  7. It is prohibited to use Photoshop or any other similar software programs to retouch the submitted photos of the Artwork(s).
  8. The Judging Panel has the right to request to see the original Artwork(s) – shipping and handling costs of original Artwork(s) from and to the Participant will be at the expense of the NBH Award.
  9. Participations that include written texts or anything that can be resembled as the signature of the Artist will not be accepted.
  1. The Participant is required to provide a brief description about the Participation through the submission portal (maximum of 200 words).
  2. A maximum of three (3) high quality photos with good color balance of the Artwork(s) should be attached to the Participation.
  3. The Participant must clearly mention the size of the Artwork within the brief description submitted through the submission portal.
  1. Originality, Idea and Creativity
  2. Innovation in employing Artistic techniques to capture the Art NBH Award theme.
  3. Interpretation and Clarity of the Art NBH Award theme to the viewer.
  4. Quality of Artistic composition and overall design based on the Art NBH Award theme.

Film Making NBH Award

Film Making NBH Award

Cinema is considered as the language of the modern era, as there is no media, communication, or closeness without such an attractive language; the language of the moving pictures.

Consequently, the Film Making NBH Award seeks to make the world full of pictures and opened windows to communicate with a world rich of cinematic expressions, listen and watch to what the youth have scripted in their recordings.

With the set vision and objectives, the Nasser Bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Award aims to develop the Film Making education and skills locally, regionally, and to the whole world by providing the opportunity to the creative youth to present their films and develop their future projects.

Participants are allowed to participate with any Feature, Short Documentary, Short Movie, or Stop Motion Animation.

  1. Participations are accepted from all over the world, either individually or by group.
  2. The submitted Film should not contain any cast names.
  3. The duration must not be more than 30 minutes.
  4. The production date must be after the 1st of January, 2014.
  5. Before submission, the submitted Film must not have been previously transmitted, broadcasted upon any TV channel, Internet website, mobile, and/or any recognizable general means.
  6. After the submission, the submitted Film must not be made available through any of the means, mentioned in the previous point, until the announcement of the Film Making NBH Award winners of the current edition.
  7. The submitted Film must not be a TV program, or a separated episode of a serial program.
  1. The Participant is required to provide a brief description about the Participation through the submission portal (maximum of 200 words).
  2. The Participation should be submitted with all advertising and press materials, as the NBH Award has the right to use these materials for promoting the Participation and the NBH Award, through any channel/medium.
  3. Arabic and/or English translated scripts must be attached if the original Film is not one of these languages.
  4. The Film should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, and the link to the Film must be provided through the submission portal.
  5. The uploaded and submitted Film must be kept private, and the Participant must provide the password along with the link to the Participation through the submission portal.
  1. Concept of the Film
  2. Scenario
  3. Filming
  4. Directing

Graphic Design NBH Award

Graphic Design NBH Award

Graphic Design is a new cultural expression, easily spread and has a strong effect in the context of capabilities provided by the modern technologies, which requires in its turn to highlight the artist ability to formulate the appropriate elements to create its work of art completely. The designer is able to open greater and wider prospects in innovation and ideas development.

The design is a mixture of fact and fiction, truth and dream and a way for expressing ideas and messages with a different and attractive vision.

The Nasser Bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Award believes that there are no limits for imaginations and dreams. Every day you live is a new and different day. All what we consider as masterpieces in this age were just designs, imaginations and perceptions in the minds of the people who designed them. The Graphic Design NBH Award was found to mix fiction with fact through designs carrying messages, values and ideas that deserve to go out to the ground.

Ego and the Others … Differentiation and Integration

In its childhood, human may have a feeling that it is the center of this universe or that itself (Egoism) has the right opinions while others are wrong in their thoughts. It also sees that its ethnic, religious and ideological belongings are the best belongings.

When human grows and enters different age periods, it find itself have two choices, either to keep its childhood beliefs, and its Egoism increases and enters into a continuous conflict with others with different opinions, or to review its beliefs and become mature and realizes that having different opinions and beliefs is a normal matter and there are no problems to be different from each other and we should respect this difference and not to turn it to dispute and conflict.

The ideal relationship between Ego and Others is the relationship in which each one respect the other with all its differences and to realize the major positive aspect of such difference which “integration”; each party completes the other.

The cultural integration among various peoples in the fields of science, literature, arts and technology is the cause of human civilization in the recent age, while dispute and conflict caused persecution, discrimination, conflicts and wars.

Express the ideal relationship between Ego and Other so as to focus on the importance of respecting difference and create an integral harmonious co-existing case instead of rejecting such difference and creating a permanent conflict with it.

How can modern techniques be used in design and technical direction for expressing differences and integration in relationships with others?

  1. Participations are accepted from all over the world, either individually or by group.
  2. The Judging Panel Committee has the right to contact the Participant in order to provide justifications regarding the Project if required, and/or to present and demonstrate their Project to the Judging Panel.
  3. All Publishing Rights and Copyrights should be presented upon Project creation and submission.
  4. Size and resolution:
    • The Participant must design a poster
    • The size of the poster must be A3 (Width: 29.7 cm x Height: 42 cm) and its direction must be vertical (portrait) in such a way that width shall be 29.7 cm and Height 42 cm
    • The Design must be of a high quality and its resolution must be 300ppi.
  5. Content:
    • The poster must contain a text through which the designer shall address a certain clear message to the targeted people.
    • It is advisable to write the text in an attractive, readable and distinguished font that accord with the idea of the Design and its elements.
    • The Participant shall have the right to use photos taken by him/her and to use prepared photos, graphics and visual elements provided that these prepared elements shall not subject to the intellectual property rights and to respect the property rights for any of the used visual elements.
  6. Used Programs:
    • Any program of designing programs may be used such as: Photoshop, Illustrator etc.
  1. The Participant is required to provide a brief description about the Design through the submission portal (maximum of 200 words).
  2. The Design must be saved in  the following format; JPEG. Note: Make sure to save the original file (soft copy)  for example  PSD (if Photoshop was used) in case the judging panel request it.
  3. The Design shall be submitted in JPEG format.
  1. Originality, Idea and Creativity
    • How the idea and the message to be addressed to the people are clear.
    • The ability of delivering the idea in a useful and summarized way.
    • How the targeted effect is achieved.
    • How the idea is distinguished and creative in its usage way.
    • Observing the design morals and to harm any of the society categories or any other entity.
  2. The Design
    • The ability to use tools and design techniques
    • The usage of the basic Graphic Design principles:
      1. Minimalism & Simplicity
      2. Legibility
      3. Clarity
      4. Emphasis
      5. Balance
      6. Contrast
      7. Metaphor
      8. Alignment
      9. Harmony
      10. Hierarchy
      11. Consistency
    • The appropriate usages of colors to best express the message in the Design.
    • The usage of Fonts that are attractive and suit the Design.
    • The level of compliance between the Design and the Idea, and the level of overall integration between design elements used.
  3. Implementation & Execution
    The ability to use design programs (mentioned in the Graphic Design NBH Award rules) to create a Design that best express the theme and illustrates the idea and view of the designer.

Photograph NBH Award

Photography NBH Award

Nowadays, the photographer lens has the ability to capture important moments and shorthand those moments at a one time frame book; in addition it will express the artist vision towards reality. From this point Photography has been chosen as one of the NBH Award categories as it stands and become one of the main expression devices by youth to express their ideas and attitudes to others in life.

  1. First Age Group (14-17)

    What makes you happy?

    There are a lot of happy moments that make us smile. Contemplate these moments in your life, remember them carefully, and think of things, people or times that made/make you happy. Illustrate what makes you happy in a photo.

  2. Second/Third Age Group (18-30)

    Life and Nature Portfolio

    The human is highly related to the nature in which he/she lives in. Hence, with different nature surroundings, there are different human lives. The effect of nature upon the human or animal life is different based on its types. Marine nature makes the human a fisherman, diver, or ship builder; while land nature makes the human a farmer or engineer.

    Illustrate your idea of how you believe nature effects the human life, or how the human life effects nature, in a portfolio composed of no less than four (4) photos and no more than ten (10) photos – in which the Participation shall be judged through the full portfolio as a group and not through the individual photos.

  1. Participations are accepted from all over the world by anyone who has any type of camera (professional or amateur).
  2. The Participation must be a Photo of origin (a photo taken by light sensitivity).
  3. The Participation must be of the Participant’s own creativity.
  4. The Participation may be taken in color or black and white.
  5. The Participant may digitally edit the Photo(s), provided that the Photo(s) and its main content must be photographic and controlling the Photo(s).
  6. Participations that include written texts or anything that can be resembled as the signature of the Photographer will not be accepted.
  1. The Participant is required to provide a brief description about the Participation through the submission portal (maximum of 200 words).
  2. Participants must submit their Participation in a digital format files (JPEG) and in a high quality (dpi 100), provided that the size of Photo shall not be less than 1020 pixel in width.
  3. Participants of the First Age Group (14-17 years old) can participate with a maximum of three (3) different photographic Photos and each Photo shall be submitted separately. Each Photo will be treated as a separate Participation.
  4. Participants of the Second Age Group (18-24 years old) and the Third Age Group (25-30 years old) must participate with only one Portfolio, containing a minimum of four (4) Photos and a maximum of ten (10) Photos, submitted all together in one Participation.
  1. Originality, Idea and Creativity
  2. Lighting and Picking Angle
  3. Photo Clarity and Purity
  4. Configuration Settings
  5. Final Production

Science NBH Award

Science NBH Award

Nasser Bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Award has launched the Science category to encourage creativity in the scientific world. It aims to formulate the scientific researcher’s mind and develop the creativity spirit in the Participant.

The Science NBH Award allows Participants to compete, based on the scientific path and innovations, through presenting innovating projects by an individual or through a team/group.

Participants are allowed to participate with any Scientific Project or Research.

  1. Participations are accepted from all over the world, either individually or by group.
  2. If a group submits their Participation, i.e. a team submission, the number of members in the team/group should not exceed five (5) and cannot be changed after submission. The Participation should only be submitted once (by the group leader).
  3. The Submitted Project should be a functional and working prototype, with the ability of being demonstrated live and in front of the Judging Panel.
  4. The Judging Panel Committee has the right to contact the Participant in order to provide justifications regarding the Project if required, and/or to present and demonstrate their Project to the Judging Panel.
  5. All Publishing Rights and Copyrights should be presented upon Project creation and submission.
  6. The Participation should be compatible and must not have a negative effect/impact on the Society or the Environment.
  7. If the Project is tangible, its base area should not exceed one (1) meter square.
  1. The Participant is required to provide a brief description (abstract) about the Project through the submission portal (maximum of 200 words).
  2. The Participant is required to prepare and attach a document in PDF format containing only the following:
    • A descriptive justification of the problem or the theory to be tested along with the expected results (hypothesis) from the Project,
    • A scientific explanation of the research methodology used in the Project,
    • An explanation of the tests that were executed to verify the validity of the results and effectiveness of the Project,
    • Scientific Project or Research results,
    • Conclusion,
    • References and Bibliography used in the Project,
    • Photos of the Scientific Project.
  3. A two (2) minute video in which the Participant demonstrates how the Scientific Project functions (not required for Research Projects).
  1. Project Importance in Serving the Society and Humanity
    The Project must have a clear objective and tackle an important scientific issue for Humanity and the Environment as a whole. Consequently, the Project results must be applicable with the potential of being produced as a final product with a reasonable cost and economic benefit.
  2. Originality, Idea and Creativity
    The Judging Panel will consider the Project’s proposed solutions, that have not been previously tackled or its Research has not been completed. By being creative and original, the submitted Project should represent a scientific development and improvement to the Society and Humanity.
  3. Scientific Thinking
    The Judging Panel will consider the scientific writing and methodology followed for designing and executing experiments and the method of observing and recording results, and concluding as the Participant is required to follow a clear scientific approach.
  4. Health, Safety and Environment
    The submitted Project must be in line with the standardized safety rules and ensures the safe keeping of health and the Environment. The Project must not represent any health or environmental danger.

 

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