by / Monday, 30 January 2017 / Published in Past Competitons

And the Winners are…

The winners in the AGE OF CERAMIC Competition were announced in a ceremony on June 17 at MACAM.

The first prize went to Maha Nasrallah for her ‘Cindarella’s slipper or Qobqab. She presented the ‘qobqab’ as a symbol of a crime against humanity as thousands were hanged in the Syrian war in a slaughterhouse and the count of the discarded slippers outside showed how many have been killed. The 2nd prize was awarded to Sabine Karam for her organically molded sculpture, Hommage to Daumier’. May Ammoun received the 3rd prize for her precious artwork in white grĕs cuit, ’Cherchant sa forme’.

Certificates of participation were distributed to the 43 participants of this year’s competition.

The jury consisted of the renown ceramist artists and art critics:
Sylvia Agemian, Samar Mogharbel , Cesar Nammour, Greta Naufal,  and Joseph Tarrab.


Award Ceremony and Exhibition Opening of 2017
On Saturday, June 17, at 6pm

The participants artworks will be on display at MACAM and the best three will be awarded prizes.
Join us and discover the works of this years’s participants of well-known artists and young emerging creatives from Lebanon.

Find out more about the Event

MACAM’s  6th competition – The Age of Ceramics

After the successful competition in the Age of Recycling, the focus in 2017 is on ceramics.

The AGE OF CERAMICS  is about discovering and exploring the oldest material used by humans.
The endless possibilities of creating shapes and textures to further receive a unique distinction of color, enamel and glazing after firing of the clay in a kiln is all in your hands now!


Outline of the Competition

The Aim

  • To bring awareness to the public of the ancient art of ceramics
  • To foster creativity by asking participants in the competition to work the clay by hand or throw the wheel to create a unique artwork from clay
  • To honor Dorothy Salhab Kazemi, Lebanon’s first modern ceramist in a retrospective exhibition


The Competition is open to serious amateurs and professionals.
They have to register either at MACAM/Alita or at RectoVerso Library/Beirut.

 The Competition

Artists are asked to deliver one pottery sculpture made the last three months of not less than 10 cm height.

Clay works unbaked or unglazed are accepted.

Winning Works

The three winners will receive prizes and their works will stay at MACAM to become part of the museum’s permanent exhibition.

The Jury

A professional committee including art critics and experts in ceramic art will select the three winners.

Participation fee

Participation fee is $ 10.


At MACAM in Alita or at the RectoVerso Library in Beirut. Contact:


February – May 2017: Registering in the competition at MACAM/Alita or at RectoVerso/Beirut

May 28, 2017:  Deadline for the delivery of the artworks to MACAM in Alita         

June 4, 2017:  Opening of the Retrospective Exhibition of Dorothy Salhab Kazemi

June 17, 2017:  Award Ceremony, distribution of participation certificates and announcement of the winners

Opening of the exhibition AGE OF CERAMICS

The Venue

MACAM in Alita

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