Architecture NBH Award

Architecture NBH Award

The architecture, with its buildings and achievements, succeeded to build civilizations and perpetuated them throughout history. Architecture is a main incubator for various human activities; we can hardly focus on human activity, minor or major, unless it connects with architectural space. Good architecture provides an environment for human activity and welcomes its users without neglecting the social, economic and environmental aspects while taking 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     Connection with local environment and beauty.

5     Consciousness of the importance of sustainability in design.

6     A comprehensive and complete overview of the project idea.

“Good design is sustainable. Great design is responsible.”

Buildings are one of the most important assets in our lives and it is our responsibility as architects to ensure that they are sustainable. When designing and constructing our work, it is our responsibility to minimize the negative environmental impact that the buildings will have on our earth. We believe that we can successfully combine aesthetics, functionality and environmental consciousness to produce green and sustainable designs.  We achieve this by introducing efficiency and moderation in selecting materials and in the development in space to conserve the surrounding environment. Overall, being sustainable requires a shift in thought and priority during the design process.

 

Complementing the effort of Bahrain in caring for youth; the theme of the 2018 Architecture NBH Award will focus on the design of a Coworking Space for the ages between 18 and 29 year old. The participants are to understand the needs of the youth, 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     Sustainable Design

   5     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.

Peace

Inspired by UN Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. The NBH Award believe that the youth are the peacemakers, the leaders of tomorrow, and the change creators.

Use your imagination to express a peaceful world and portray the change you want to create through exploring deep within your soul.

  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 short fiction, short documentary, or 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, 2016.

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, a TV commercial, or a public service message.

1      The Participant is required to provide a synopsis through the submission portal (maximum of 200 words).

2      The Participation should be submitted with an electronic press kit, as the NBH Award has the right to use these materials for promoting the Participation and the NBH Award, through any channel/medium.

3      All participations must be have English translation.

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      Story

2      Technical Abilities

3      Filming

4      Directing

Graphic Design NBH Award

Graphic Design NBH Award

Graphic Design is a tool of expression, communication, and interaction between the viewer and subject. Through its many mediums and characteristics, the field has the ability to influence and help shape the direction of social, cultural, environmental fabrics. With the use of modern technologies, this field can facilitate the designers’ ability to formulate the appropriate methodology to create his/her work of art. As such, the designer is able to open greater and wider prospects in innovation and development.

A designer’s end product would be a synthesis of thought development, perceptions, opinions, ways of expression and messages with a distinct 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.

Sea life – it’s condition, temperature, currents and life – drive the systems that make our world habitable. Contextually, life under water is of vital importance given Bahrain’s culture and geography.

With the disturbance of marine-life and decay of habitats, careful attention is needed to explore solutions, as this global resource is a key feature for a sustainable future.

As such, the theme of this years NBH award falls under the SDG of ‘Life below water’ and its importance in shaping our lifecycle. The brief drives participants to explore how graphic design could be used as a catalyst to illustrate, tackle, and communicate this concern.

By the notion of ‘Design as a tool for sustainable development’ participants should explore design opportunities to help narrate the status of life underwater through a fictional/nonfictional campaign. This visual campaign is meant to engage participants to use graphic design methodologies and tools to depict, shed light, and positively influence change.

  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. Subject & Size:

The Participant must create a fictional/Non-fictional graphic campaign to engage participants to use graphic design methodologies and tools to depict, shed light, and positively influence change to the concern of life under water.

 

◦     The campaign should be communicated through posters, leaflets, and/or any visual mediums they feel necessary.
◦     Size of visual mediums must not exceed (A3).
◦     The Design must be of a high quality and its resolution must be 300ppi.

  • Content:

◦     The campaign should include supporting text/annotations which the designer should address a certain clear message  to the targeted people.
◦     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.

  • Used Programs:

Any program of designing programs may be used to create the campaign.

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.

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 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 strategies 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.

Inspired by UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The NBH Award provides all participants with an equal opportunity to showcase their creativity and to share ideas.

 

Illustrate your idea of how you want the world to look like with gender equality, or show us strong women in your communities, 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. (For second (18-24 years old) and third (25-30 years old) age group)

 

First age group (14-17 years old) can participate with a maximum of three (3) different photographic photos and each photo will be treated as a separate participation.

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.

  • Participations are accepted from all over the world, either individually or by group.
  • If a group submits their Participation, i.e. a team submission, the number of members should be specified in the application and cannot be changed after submission. The Participation should only be submitted once (by the group leader).
  • The Submitted Project should be a functional and working prototype, with the ability of being demonstrated live and in front of the Judging Panel. Also, theoretical based projects can be participate as well.
  • 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.
  • All Publishing Rights and Copyrights should be presented upon Project creation and submission.
  • The Participation should be compatible and must not have a negative effect/impact on the Society or the Environment.
  • 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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