|Sekhmet - Egyptian Lioness Goddess of War & Healing|
A month ago, I initially wrote about the contest, giving details and background. For those of you who missed it, please have a look:
1. This is the very First International Face Mask Competition at the Venice Carnival. Venice always has a costume contest, but this contest is sponsored by the Venetian mask-makers, and is solely for the face mask itself.
2. The contest is open to everyone all over the world. You can use any material you like, and any technique you wish.
Leather macaw mask from Brazil by Marcílio Barrow
|Bastet from Lower Egypt|
Goddess of Cats, the Sun & the Moon
a) take at least three color photos of your creation.
b) give your mask a title.
c) write a short description about the material and the technique used to
create it, and the cultural and artistic significance of the mask.
|Vintage Chinese Wooden Dragon Mask|
|Paper Jiminy Cricket Mask circa 1939|
These finalists will then be responsible for sending their mask, at their own expense, to Venice by February 20, 2014 to the following address:
Castello, San Lio 5653/4
30100 – VENEZIA - ITALIA
|Papier Maché Ganesha mask from Nepal|
|Gran Teatro di Piazza San Marco - Carnevale|
9. The Grand Prize is a two-day stay in Venice for two people during the Regata Storica on September 7, 2014, Venice's water regata of ancient boats and costumes, with a place of honor in the "machina," the grandstand on the water that seats all the VIPs. A visit to a the workshop of Venetian mask-maker is also included.
What is not clear to me is if the prizes include transportation. Since it is Sunday as I write this, there is no one to contact, so, dear readers, I will have to update this once again in the future.
For further info:
phone: + 39 041 5299203
Again, here is the LINK to the page with the instructions if you would like to try to decipher the rules yourselves.
Ciao from Venezia,
Venetian Cat - The Venice Blog