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Haiti - Culture : Contest of Sculptures of the Heroes of Independence
15/06/2020 11:02:55

Haiti - Culture : Contest of Sculptures of the Heroes of Independence
The Embassy of Haiti in Washington D.C, announces the launch of the "Sculpture Contest of the Heroes of lndependence" This competition aims to promote Haitian culture through its history and ta acquire 7 sculptures of the Heroes and Heroines, founders of the Republic for a permanent exhibit at the Embassy.
lnterested artists will have ta produce sculptures of:

- Jean Jacques Dessalines, a 6-foot sculpture that will be displaycd outside the Embassy.
- Busts of Sanite Belair, Catherine Flan, Marie Jeanne Lamartinière, Toussaint Louverture, Henry Christophe, Alexandre Pétion.
The rules of participation are as follows:

1- The free contest is open to all Haitian and foreign sculptors.

2- The contest is open until August 2, 2020.
3- The sculptor presents photos of his creations for a first sorting.
4- A selection jury composed of artists, art connaisseurs and representatives of the Embassy will choose the five best artists.
5- The choice will be based on the originality of the pieces presented, the finish and the material used.
6- An amount of $500 will be advanccd for the realization of the scale models.

7- The five finalists will have two months to submit the model;.
8- The choice of the final pieces will be based on the same criteria as in point 5.

9- The winners will be informed individually by ne-mail.
10- The Embassy will negotiate the prize for the best model presented for each hero.

11- Sculptures can be made in bronze, reinforccd concrete, copper or fiberglass.
12- All the sculptures must be sent to the Embassy no later than 30 April 2021.
13- Participation in this competition implies the total and unreserved acceptance of these rules.

Entries can be sent bye-mail to : wilzafrazil.metellus@diplomatie.ht and amb.washington@diplomatie.ht

For any further information, please contact Mrs. Wilza Mételllus at :
wilzafrazil.metellus@diplomatie.ht

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