2025 KIBS Calendar

Let your art be part of Kuwait’s professional landscape

Every year, the Kuwait Institute of Banking Studies (KIBS) creates a unique calendar that is made to inspire its recipients. And nothing is more inspirational than art created from the people who reside in Kuwait. This is your chance to be part of KIBS’ network of professionals who will be enjoying your beautiful artwork all year long.

The theme: What is your Kuwait?

Kuwait’s past and present are filled with brilliant architecture, rich culture, beautiful traditions and other components of a unique civilization including your own personal memories and your now.

The question is this: What is your Kuwait and what comes to mind when you think about it?

It might be the glimmer of Kuwait Towers’ façade, your father’s embrace or grandmother’s peculiar grey parrot, your memory or imagination of Al Andalus Cinema in the 1960’s, your last weekend at sea, a specific sadu pattern, a specific meal, snack or beverage or even how you visualize your Kuwait in the future. 

The Challenge

Think about your Kuwait and visualize it in the medium of your choice.

What you’ll get

  1. A chance to be one of the 13 chosen artists who will have their artwork displayed in the 2025 calendar. The artist will have their name and chosen channel (Instagram, website, etc.) included on the calendar to promote their artwork.
  2. A chance to display the artwork at the annual KIBS graduation in the spring.
  3. Artists can sell their artwork at the KIBS graduation; 75% of the artwork’s proceeds will go to the artist and 25% will go to the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society.
  4. The best out of the 13 artworks will be on the front cover of the calendar.

Terms, conditions & guidelines

  1. All artists must reside in Kuwait and have a valid civil ID.
  2. All artists must complete the form below
  3. All artist must submit their own original artwork.
  4. Types of artwork include:
    • Drawing, painting and other fine art creations that use oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, charcoal and other similar media.
    • Photography
    • Digital art
  5. Artwork must not infringe upon any third party’s rights including copyright, trademark or privacy rights.
  6. Submissions must be made electronically through the designated submission platform by the specified deadline.
  7. The winners will be chosen by KIBS and notified with an email and phone call. If the is unresponsive within three working days, KIBS has the right to select another winner.
  8. Judging criteria:
    • Artworks will be judged based on creativity, originality, technical skill and adherence to the theme.
    • The decision of the judges is final; no correspondence will be entered into regarding the final decision

Copyright and usage rights

  1. By submitting an artwork, the entrant grants KIBS the non-exclusive right to reproduce, distribute and display the artwork for promotional and archival purposes.
  2. The artist retains all copyright and ownership rights to their submitted artwork.
  3. By participating in the competition, entrants consent KIBS to use of their name, likeness, and submitted artworks for promotional purposes without further compensation.
  4. Entries that do not comply with the submission guidelines or contain offensive or inappropriate content, as determined by KIBS, will be disqualified.
  5. KIBS reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who engages in fraudulent or unethical behavior.

I’m Ready to Register

Complete the form below before August 15, 2024 for a chance to be one of the selected artists.