The birth anniversary of Imam al Redha(a) and Lady Masuma(a) were celebrated at the Islamic Centre of England on
Sunday, 28 July 2018. At the end of the programme, the winners and runners-up of the Imam Redha(a)
art competition were announcedto the public.
As a rule, the organisers had allowed the submission of all types of art including paintings sketches, digital graphic designs, collages and 3D physical models. There were many entries on all levels. The Islamic Centre, the organiser, had assigned a panel of independent judges to select the first three winners. Artists were expected to submit works related
to the life of Imam Redha(a).
The competition was not restricted to any particular age group. Children, as well as adults, could send in their work.
The judges had a tough job choosing the top three works. The art was judged on originality, technique and subject matter. While the first- and secondplace winners were unanimously agreed upon by all the judges, the selection for the third place was a more difficult decision.
At the end, the judges decided to select two works as winners of the third-place prize. The winners were awarded, respectively, £100, £50 and £20.
The Islamic Centre of England expressed its gratitude to all those who made an effort to submit various works of art and
exhorts all to continue their endeavours. Next year, they all have the chance to be the winners!