Terms of Participation


The 9 th International GIZEMFRIT  Ceramics Competition initiated by GIZEMFRIT  Corporation and Sakarya University Faculty of Art Design and Architecture is arranged in order to support young ceramic artists and to contribute to the contemporary ceramic art.

Theme: Free

Artistic Ceramic
Industrial Ceramic

Conditions of Submission
1. The competition is open to the undergraduate and graduate students at all levels of higher education in Turkey and all other countries in the world. Entrants must be enrolled in a certified program in Ceramics, Ceramics and Glass Departments of fine arts faculties and ceramic academies.

2. Entrants who are graduated on 2018 can participate if they submit the graduation certificate.

3. Each entrant permitted to submit only one artwork which has not been nominated before.

4. Entrants can only submit artworks which are produced with mainly ceramic materials and by ceramics techniques. The artworks must be delivered ready (fired and glazed) for the exhibition.

5. The area of the artworks should not exceed 1 m².

6. All prize winning artworks will be exhibited and will take part in the catalogue of the competition. The catalogue will be posted to all nominated entrants.

7. For the first elimination, application will be submitted by http://gizemfritseramikyarismasi.com/ between 03/09/2018 and 24/10/2018. The first elimination will be done by the photos and the results will be announced on 04/11/2018 in web address.

8. For the awards elimination, the selected artworks should be sent to the Department of Ceramics and Glass Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, Sakarya University, Esentepe Campus, 54050, Sakarya, TURKEY between 05/11/2018 and 21/11/2018. Returning of the works shall be the same way, unless another method has been stated by the participant. For incoming shipping, GIZEMFRIT  Ltd. administration covers the shipment expenses. The participant can donate his/ her artwork to the competition organization. Also it is possible to send the artwork back. The back shipping expenses belong to the entrants. The organization is not going to accept any responsibility for damages due to shipping and packaging. All kinds of shipping expenses belong to the entrants.

9. The participators have to complete the acceptance form at http://gizemfritseramikyarismasi.com/. Entries (ARTWORKS) must be received (with photos of artworks) between 05/11/2018 and 21/11/2018 according to the time zone of Istanbul. (The photo used at application should be 2480 x1748 pixel in size and in JPEG (.jpg) image format in web address for the catalogue)

10. At the end of the exhibition the exhibited artworks will be shipped to the participants between 24/12/2018 and 06/01/2019.

11. GIZEMFRIT  Ltd. is going to have the full property rights of all the prize winning artworks.

12. The participant who applies on International GIZEMFRIT  Ceramic Competition declares that her/his work has not been awarded in any competition and has not been plagiarized. If the awarded and exhibited works do not comply with these two important terms, the organization committee has all rights to deny the participant to win the award prize and to be a part of exhibition.

1. The participant is deemed to have accepted the conditions of participation when applying for the International GizemFrit Ceramics Competition. Competition commission has rights to ban works which are found to be incompatable with any of the participation conditions, from the exhibition and the award.

2. Works which are considered to be duplicates or imitations will not be evaluated by the jury. If an awarded work comes out to be duplicate or an awarded entry from any other competition, the award will be canceled. In this case participant has to return document and the money prize. This situation does not give any extra rights to other awarded or non-awarded participants.

3. GIZEMFRIT  AŞ and Sakarya University have the right to use the visuals of all works participating in the competition.

4. The participant is responsible of any financial or legal problems that may arise about their entries. The competition and the competition organization is not responsible for any problems that may arise.

The Shipment address:
Özgür ERDEM (Research Assistant) Sakarya University Faculty of Art Design and Architecture Department of Ceramics and Glass 54050 SAKARYA/ TURKEY

Online Application Dates: 03/09/2018- 24/10/2018
The Result of First Elimination: 04 /11/2018
The Dates of Received Art Works: 05/11/2018- 21/11/2018
Announcement Dates of Awards: 27/11/ 2018
Award Ceremony: 28/11/2018
Gallery Address: Sakarya University, Art Design and Architecture Faculty, Art Gallery, Sakarya, Turkey, at 14.00 pm

Artistic Achievement Award: 6.000 TRY
Industrial Achievement Award: 6.000 TRY

1st Mention: 3000 TRY
2nd Mention: 3000 TRY
3rd Mention: 3000 TRY
4th Mention: 3000 TRY

Asst. Prof. Burak DELİER
Lecturer Inese KRIZANOVSKA
Research Assistant Özgür ERDEM
Research Assistant Mürsel KOCA

Bünyamin ÖZTÜRK (GIZEMFRIT  Ltd. R&D Manager, TURKEY)
Alberto BUSTOS (Artist, SPAIN)
Prof. Kaan CANDURAN (Hacettepe University, TURKEY)
Prof. Mustafa AĞATEKİN (Anadolu University, TURKEY)
Assoc. Prof. Buket ACARTÜRK (Sakarya University, TURKEY)
Assoc. Prof. Lerzan ÖZER (Mimar Sinan Fine Art University, TURKEY)
Assoc. Prof. Safiye BAŞAR (Kocaeli University, TURKEY)
Asst. Prof. Ali Temel KÖSELER (Dokuz Eylül University, TURKEY)
Asst. Prof. Dicle ÖNEY (Sakarya University, TURKEY)