Open call for the “Collective Exhibition of Macao Visual Arts 2020” receives over 300 entries and adapts virtual evaluation session

Date of publication: 01/09/2020
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Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from its Portuguese acronym), the “Collective Exhibition of Macao Visual Arts 2020” ended its call for entries on 14 August. Over 300 works were received in the open call, which demonstrates an enthusiastic response from the public. The evaluation of the entries will be carried out in the next stage, which includes a “virtual evaluation” session. The results will be announced in due course after the procedures are concluded.

In order to ensure the fairness and professionalism of the evaluation, IC invited professionals from different regions both at home and abroad to form a jury panel. However, due to the impact of the novel coronavirus pneumonia and the relevant entry and exit restrictions in various regions, overseas jury members are unable to visit Macao. Therefore, in order to secure a smooth operation of the event, after the prudent consideration and assessment and with the unanimous approval by the jury members, IC decided to include a “virtual evaluation” session in addition to the existing “physical evaluation” process. The evaluation will be run in two stages, namely “first evaluation” and “second evaluation”.

During the first evaluation, the jury will conduct a preliminary review online for all entries based on the information and images of works submitted by applicants. Shortlisted works will then enter the second round of evaluation where the applicants will be notified to submit the physical works (further information to be announced in due course). On the day of the second evaluation, the local members of the jury will evaluate the physical works in person, whereas the foreign members of the jury will evaluate the works simultaneously, through a live session. About 80 pieces (and/or sets) of works will be shortlisted and the winning works will be selected according to the total score of each work.

In response to the alteration of the method of evaluation, successful applicants whose works are three-dimensional, such as ceramics, sculptures and installations, may submit high-definition images and videos (if applicable) of their works via email from today until 10 September, in order to present their works to the jury from multiple angles in the first evaluation. Images should be JPG files sized no less than 3500x2300 pixels and with a resolution of 300 pixels/inch, and should be 5 to 10MB in size; videos must be MP4, MOV, AVI or WMV files with a duration of no longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds. The files should be named in the format of “author’s name+work’s name”. Applicants may send the files as attachments to via email. Considering that email attachments cannot exceed 15MB, applicants may send them in a separate email if necessary.

For updates on the exhibition, please visit the IC’s website at For enquiries, please email to, or contact IC through tel. no. 8988 4000 during office hours.