‘Thasveeru - Maldives through Art’ is an Art Competition organised by Visit Maldives in collaboration with Maldives Artist Community (MAC). 

The campaign aims to showcase artistic interpretations of the natural beauty of Maldives, maintain destination presence throughout the world, engage with both the local and international community and support rising artists in the field. 


The 1st winner and 2nd winner from both the international and local category will win a cash prize of $3000 (MVR 46,350) and $2000 (MVR 30,900) respectively.

How the Competition will be carried out:

  • The submission period for the competition is from 15th July to 15th August 2021
  • Accepted Mediums: Paintings, Digital Art and Mix Media
  • Theme – Celebration of Nature: Beautiful Ecosystems
  • All submissions must be submitted online through thasveeru.visitmaldives.com
  • The campaign will be carried out with “Local Artists” and “International Artists” set as two submitting participant categories
  • Out of all the submissions, 12 artworks (6 international / 6 local) will be selected by the judging panel
  • The 12 artworks will be posted on the Visit Maldives’ official Instagram page. The final winners are selected based on 50% of Instagram likes and 50% of the total score given by the judging panel for the artwork.
  • The competition will select a total of 4 winners (2 international winners & 2 local winners).

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