Beauty in Motion

In support of local artists, Nofa announce it’s first open call competition for outdoor sculpture installations that will be distributed on 3 locations on the Equestrian and Golf resort for GCC Country, Yemen, Iraqi, Syrian, Lebanese, Palastinian and Jordanian participants

This competition is only open to GCC country , Yemen, Iraq, Lebanese, Palestinian and Jordanian participants


Requirements:

A0 Plates (2 numbers)

Bill of Quantities with Material Specifications

750 word description essay

In addition to the printed plates and documents, participants are required to submit their work on a USB flash drive


Prizes

1st Prize: 25,000 SAR(6,666 USD)

2nd Prize: 15,000 SAR(4,000 USD)

3rd Prize: 10,000 SAR(2,666 USD)

4 honorable mentions, 500 USD each

Registration deadline 15th of November 2021.

Submission deadline 30th of November 2021.

Register

To sign in the competition, you need to sign up at Nofaevents.com first.

Registration Rules

  • All mentioned clauses of Nofa Sculpture Competition project are under the supervision of Nofa Resort and Nofa Events.
  • Open to all artists of GCC Country, Iraqi, Syrian, Lebanese, Palastinian and Jordanian participants.
  • In order to be eligible for the prize, the artist must provide complete and accurate Information. Registration Entries with incomplete or missing information will not be considered.
  • One site selection and one competition entry is permitted per individual.
  • Teams may apply to two sites as two separate entries, but the lead artist cannot be same or entry will be disqualified.
  • Entries must be original work of the artists especially designed for competition. It cannot be a replication of earlier works and must not contain any elements that are protected by someone else’s copyright or otherwise subject to third-party intellectual property or proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights.

Artist Rules

  • Artist/s can work individually or in teams, with team effort stipulating lead artist including the names of the rest of the team, maximum:5
  • Artists are not to add or imply any personal information (name, nationality, gender) in the required, drawings, 750 word description essay or Bill of quantities.
  • Description essay: to briefly describe the artwork, concept, the design, and explanation of how the sculpture fits with the objective of the competition
  • Individuals or teams to have a structural and / or civil engineer and / or someone experienced with building on the team to review the drawings of the installation for stability of structure, ease of construction and budget compliance.
  • Artwork must not contain obscenity, explicit sexual material, nudity, profanity, violence, commercial solicitation or promotion.
  • Creative abstract expression is required, realistic imagery/drawing will be disqualified.
  • Nofa reserves the right to reproduce images of the work (with full credit to the artists) for Nofa marketing materials.
  • The First, Second and Third place winners will be invited to Nofa for the Award Ceremony (Subject to travel permits due to Covid)
  • All entries are subject to pre-screening by Nofa to ensure compliance with these Competition Rules. Any entry out of compliance will not be accepted.
  • Nofa reserves the right in their sole and absolute discretion to verify whether a potential finalist or potential winning design has fully complied with these Competition Rules before the awarding prize, recognizing a winner, etc.
  • Winning artists may be invited to Saudi to supervise construction of installation, transport, food and board will be paid for by Nofa.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the competition:
    • Nofa owner’s immediate family members, employees, interns and officers of the Resorts, or any employees, interns or officers of any agencies, companies or entities involved in the administration, advertising, judging, creation, development, execution, and/or fulfillment of this competition or their immediate members.
    • Organizations are not eligible to compete for the prize, either as an entity or through representation by an individual.

Material Rules

  • Materials selection for the installation are restricted to locally available materials. Pictures and Cost of materials are made available on the competition website.
  • Artist/s is free to express the concept in any material or combination of materials as long as the total material cost is within the budget stipulated.
  • Artist/s has to calculate quantity of materials with unit cost provided and keep to budget stipulated.

Budget Rules

  • Installation Budget: 100,000 SAR (26,666 $) per installation as totaled in the Bill of Quantity form provided with the materials selected.
  • The budget does not include labour - costs which is the responsibility of Nofa.

PIN Number Rules

  • Once your registration has been accepted for entry into the competition, an automatically generated PIN will be issued to the artist and should be placed on the back of drawings and bill of quantity as shown in the image below.
  • Note: no other information should be placed with PIN number on drawing or file

Judging Rules

  • Clear and powerful concept
  • Visually striking as approached via - car, walking or from stationery lookout
  • Clarity of drawings
  • Ease of construction and soundness of structure
  • Adherence to budget via creativity
  • Use of lighting at night and natural light by day
  • Can provide soft landscape solutions - and recommendations WITH the installation design.
  • Art design will be judged on originality and creativity, including structural soundness and budget compliance.
  • Judges and participants are not allowed to be in contact, should there be any proof of contact between judge and participant, Nofa has the right to withdraw the contestant’s application
  • Judging committee decisions are final and are appraised as per following percentages:
    • Concept - 30%
    • Site Appropriateness - 30%
    • Visuals - 10%
    • Technical - 30%
      • Construction Ease - 10%
      • Structural Soundness - 10%
      • Keeping to Material Budget Cost - 10%

Disclaimer

  • All designs will not be returned and will be owned by Nofa to be used in its marketing, full credit to be given to artists.
  • Nofa reserves the right not to build any installation. Timeline for construction is to the discretion of Nofa and artist will be notified if artwork will be built.
  • Nofa will not build any non-prize winning designs without permission from the artist.
  • Nofa has the right to modify a design for technical and budgetary reasons.
  • Nofa has the right to change site locations as they see fit
  • Nofa are not liable in the event that any portion of the contest is cancelled or delayed due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other reason
  • Nofa has the right to change location of artwork as they see fit

Attention: To avoid delays ,Kindly Check with your local postal office the time duration it would take them to deliver the package to the specified address below.

Gate:61
Thahliya street behind Panorama Mall, Thakassusi Road
Riyadh-Saudi Arabia
P.O.Box : 8124
Riyadh: 11482
Mobile Number: +966 58 290 2142

Description Unit Rate/SAR
Backfilling
  

Type-A1 Material


25.00
Concrete
  

Ready-mix Concrete C20S


190.00
Materials: Qty. 1 m3 (kg.)
Cement Factor220
White Sand564
Washed Sand376
AGG. 3/4607
AGG. 3/8405
ADMIX (conplast 423)2.75
Superplasticizer ltrs. 
Water176
   
Ready-mix Concrete C35 250.00
Materials: Qty. 1 m3 (kg.)
Cement Factor390
White Sand 320
Washed Sand481
AGG. 3/4607
AGG. 3/8405
ADMIX (conplast 423)4.85
Superplasticizer ltrs. 
Water176
   
Reinforcement Steel Work    
Rebar
  

Deformed Steel Rebar 8mmx6m
Deformed Steel Rebar 10mmx12m
Deformed Steel Rebar 12mmx12m
Deformed Steel Rebar 14mmx12m
Deformed Steel Rebar 16mmx12m
Deformed Steel Rebar 20mmx12m
Deformed Steel Rebar 25mmx12m

Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece

5.45
15.56
22.34
30.43
39.62
37.00
103.00
Tie Wire
  

G.I. Tie Wire # 22
G.I. Tie Wire # 18

Roll
Roll

38.00
37.00
Shuttering Works    
Plywood
  

Filmface Plywood 1220x2440mmx18mm

Piece

83.00
Timber
  

German Timber 2"x4"x4m
German Timber 3"x3"x4m
German Timber 4"x4"x4m

Piece
Piece
Piece

22.00
27.00
39.00
Nail
  

Common Wire Nail 2" (75pcs/Pkt)
Common Wire Nail 3" (50pcs/Pkt)
Common Wire Nail 4" (25Pcs/Pkt)

Packet
Packet
Packet

1.75
1.75
1.75
Structural Steel Works - Mild Steel    
Square Tube
  

M.S Square Tube 100x100mmx5mmx6m
M.S Square Tube 100x100mmx4mmx6m
M.S Square Tube 80x80mmx3mmx6m
M.S Square Tube 50x50mmx5mmx6m
M.S Square Tube 40x40mmx3mmx6m
M.S Square Tube 30x30mmx2mmx6m

Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece

300.00
252.00
225.00
180.00
63.00
34.00
Rectangular Tube
  

M.S. Rectangular Tube 60x30x2mmx6m
M.S. Rectangular Tube 60x30x3mmx6m
M.S. Rectangular Tube 80x40x2.8mmx6m
M.S. Rectangular Tube 80x40x3mmx6m
M.S. Rectangular Tube 100x50x2mmx6m
M.S. Rectangular Tube 100x50mmx4mmx6m
M.S. Rectangular Tube 100x50mmx5mmx6m

Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece

50.00
78.00
94.00
113.00
125.00
175.00
198.00
Angle Bar
  

M.S Angle Bar 60x60mmx5mm x6m
M.S Angle Bar 50x50mmx6mm x6m
M.S Angle Bar 40x40mmx3mm x6m
M.S Angle Bar 75x75mmx5mmx 6m

Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece

69.00
59.00
27.50
115.00
Steel Pipe
  

B.I. Pipe 1 1/2" x3mm x6m
B.I. Pipe 50mm x6m SCH-40
B.I. Pipe 60mm x3mmx 6m
B.I. Pipe 60mm x 6m SCH-40
B.I. Pipe 3"x6m, Sch-40
B.I. Pipe 2-1/2"x6M, Seamless

Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece

60.00
96.00
90.00
116.00
349.00
156.00
Steel Plate
  

Mild Steel Plate 1220x2440mmx8mm
Mild Steel Plate 1220x2440mmx4mm
Mild Steel Plate 1220x2440mmx5mm
Mild Steel Plate 1220x2440mmx12mm

Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece

520.00
372.00
440.00
845.00
Welding Rod
  

Welding Rod E6013, 2.6x300mm (5kg)

Packet

40.00
Structural Steel Works - Stainless Steel    
Square Tube
  

Stainless Steel Square Tube 30x30mmx2mmx6m
Stainless Steel Square Tube 100x100mmx2mmx6m
Stainless Steel Square Tube 30x30mmx2mmx6m
Stainless Steel Square Tube 50x50mmx2mmx6m
Stainless Steel Square Tube 100x100mmx3mmx6m
Stainless Steel Square Tube 40x40mmx2mmx6m
Stainless Steel Square Tube 60x60mmx3mmx6m
Stainless Steel Square Tube 50x50mmx3mmx6m

Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece

115.00
785.00
161.00
325.00
1,420.00
243.00
770.00
875.00
Steel Pipe
  

Stainless Steel Pipe 2-1/2"x6m SCH-40
Stainless Steel Pipe 2"x6m SCH-40
Stainless Steel Pipe 1-1/2"x6m SCH-40
Stainless Steel Pipe 1-1/4"x6m SCH-40
Stainless Steel Pipe 1"x6m SCH-40

Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece

1,056.00
670.00
534.00
423.00
345.00
Steel Plate
  

Stainless Steel Plate 1220x2440mmx2mm
Stainless Steel Plate 1220x2440mmx1.5mm

Piece
Piece

558.00
499.00
Angle Bar
  

Stainless Steel Angle Bar 60x60mmx6mm x6m
Stainless Steel Angle Bar 30x30mmx3mm x6m

Piece
Piece

250.00
530.00
Welding Rod
  

Welding Rod E7018, 2.5x350mm (4.3kg)

Packet

52.00
Stone Cladding    
Yellow
  

Riyadh Stone 60x40x4cm
Riyadh Stone 40x40x4cm
Riyadh Stone 30x30x4cm
Riyadh Stone 30x15x4cm
Riyadh Stone 60x40x5cm
Riyadh Stone 40x40x5cm
Riyadh Stone 30x30x5cm
Riyadh Stone 30x15x5cm

Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece

45.00
55.00
50.00
48.00
53.00
65.00
65.00
52.00
Beige
  

Riyadh Stone 60x40x4cm
Riyadh Stone 40x40x4cm
Riyadh Stone 30x30x4cm
Riyadh Stone 30x15x4cm
Riyadh Stone 60x40x5cm
Riyadh Stone 40x40x5cm
Riyadh Stone 30x30x5cm
Riyadh Stone 30x15x5cm

Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece

38.00
50.00
45.00
45.00
48.00
60.00
57.00
57.00
White
  

Riyadh Stone 60x40x4cm
Riyadh Stone 40x40x4cm
Riyadh Stone 30x30x4cm
Riyadh Stone 30x15x4cm
Riyadh Stone 60x40x5cm
Riyadh Stone 40x40x5cm
Riyadh Stone 30x30x5cm
Riyadh Stone 30x15x5cm

Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece
Piece

36.00
45.00
40.00
40.00
48.00
59.00
52.00
50.00
Adhesive
  

Saveto Adhesive (25kg/Bag)

Bag

22.00
Wood Cladding
  

Laminated Wood (Malaysian)


150.00
Tempered Glass Cladding
  

6mm Thick Glass
8mm Thick Glass
10mm Thick Glass
12mm thick Glass





360.00
400.00
480.00
500.00
Material Cost
Backfilling
Blinding Concrete
Footing
Column Pedestal
Grade Beam
Slab on Grade
RC Column
Riyadh Stone Cladding
Structural Steel Works (Mild Steel)
Structural Steel Works (Stainless Steel)
Laminated Wood
Metal Cladding
Glass Cladding














25.00
33.00
88.00
234.00
117.00
42.00
175.00
112.00
280.00
400.00
200.00
700.00
600.00

Judging Committee

Abdullah AlOthman

A contemporary artist

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Masoudah Qurban

Associate Professor at the College of Education, King Saud University, Department of Artistic Education An inventor in a new technology from King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology

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Momen Adnan AlMuslimani

Founder and chairman of Mono Gallery in Riyadh

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Khalai Jimase

African tribal artist
Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, University of Nairobi, while my second degree is a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design.

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Wael Kordi

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Mohammed al Haj

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Alya Albazie

African tribal artist
Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, University of Nairobi, while my second degree is a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design.

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Snapchat: L.yaart

Dr. Kholoud Al-Baqmi

Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the Department of Visual Arts at Princess Nora University in Riyadh.
painting, sculpture, installation and spatial installation artiest

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Karim Maatoug

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Beauty in Motion Requirements:

A0 Plates (2 numbers)

Bill of Quantities with Material Specifications

750 word description essay

In Addition to the printed plates and documents, participants are required to submit their work in a USB flash drive



Drawing Requirements:

Plate 1

  • Site Plan scale range 1:100 - 1:200
  • Installation Plan scale range 1:20 - 1:100
  • 750 word description of concept in Arial font, size 11
  • Elevations: 2 numbers, scale range 1:25 - 1:100
  • A0 Plate 1 (PDF)

Plate 2

  • Sections: 2 numbers, scale range 1:25 - 1:100
  • 3 Dimensional drawing model or sketches from different angles: 4 numbers, not to scale.
  • A0 Plate 2 (PDF)
A0 Plates (AutoCAD)
Attention: Remember to specify scales on plates.

PIN Number

  • Once your registration has been accepted for entry into the competition, an automatically generated PIN will be issued to the artist and should be placed on the back of drawings and bill of quantity as shown in the image below.
  • Note: no other information should be placed with PIN number on drawing or file

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Contact Us

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For Nofa Competition inquiries please contact us at
Competition@nofaevents.com

Competition Q&A

The deadline for all questions will be on the 16th of January and answers will be posted online on the 20th of January

  1. The website has a list of materials that one can use to create the sculpture, but could you share what processes are within the means of the contractor doing the job? Something like laser cutting, etching, sandblasting, powder coating, painting are processes I usually use but are they allowed? And if so should we estimate their cost based on our country?

    it depends on the subject, the content and the idea of your project ,In general, any process can be used with the techniques
    It’s important to explain the details of the work and the process it requires to carry it out
    You are not required to add cost of production process

  2. Building the sculpture might need some accessories like bolts, nuts, hinges, bearings, connectors etc. Can we use them or are we limited to the materials given in the website?

    yes you can use the accessories that are needed

  3. Will the sculptures be accessible to the guests? Can they walk through them and interact or it's solely to be seen from far?

    yes, Sculptures/ art installations are accessible to guests

  4. One of the guidelines mentions 'use of lighting at night', do we advise for lighting fixtures or is the sculpture illuminated only with the streetlights around?

    yes, Sculptures/ art installations are accessible to guests

  5. Will there be 7 winners? One for each site?

    there will be will be 7 winners for “visions of Africa’, 3 main placements and 4 honorable mentions
    there will be 6 winners for “beauty in motion”,
    3 main placements and 3 honorable mentions

  6. Will the existing site's soft landscaping still be there? or will it be removed completely?

    some existing soft landscape will be removed to accommodate new designs, if necessary. or can can be kept if existing landscape is a part of the design
    soft landscapes that will be kept are:
    for “visions of Africa”
    site 1 palm tree
    site 5 palm trees
    site 6 trees

  7. Can I propose a different material that is outside of the list but still locally available?

    yes, provided the material is able to cover the proper scale for the site and is within budget

  8. Can I deliver the submission materials personally to avoid delays, or do I have to use postal service?

    you may deliver the work personally, but you are required to notify the admin by clicking on the “submit my work” button and informing them by email that the work submitted is by personal delivery

  9. Are there any preferences for the printed paper type?

    it is good to use quality printed paper which represents the artwork

  10. Can I do a different layout arrangement for the plates?

    you are free to arrange your layouts on the plates in whatever way you see fit, provided you follow the requirements for each plate as mentioned on the “requirements and site locations” section of the website

  11. When will the results be announced?

    The results announcement will be on February

  12. Can I participate with a drawing and what are the conditions?

    this competition is specific to sculptures/ art installations

  13. I want to know is any restrictions on nationality or anyone can participate

    this competition is open to Saudi and African participation

  14. I mistakenly entered the solo category instead of team. Could you advise me how I can correct that?

    Kindly send us your email so we can reset your account.

  15. How to apply

    You may click on the link below
    https://nofaevents.com/competition

  16. I registered online But I am not quite sure what is the theme or concept for the sculptures?

    Beauty in motion
    The theme is an expression of motion, a creative, elegant and powerful rendition of energetic beauty of movement

    Visions of Africa
    The artwork reflects African culture, creativity , its values, and the very possibilities it can imagine.

  17. I've tried submitting a scan of my passport but it doesn't seem to go through. Which format and what size of file should I use in order to submit?

    The format is Jpeg or png and the file size should be less than 2mb

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