Apr 24, 2010




Paperfolders of the world:

In this day, November 11th 2009, that we celebrate The International Origami day, The Madrigal’s Joustings announce you the opening of its third version. This time the name of the Jousting is:

The Great Jousting of the Ancient Egypt

In honor to David Lister

The ancient Egypt was a rich culture in all aspects, but besides that their art was expressed with relative simple, elegant and really expressive forms, It is a huge source for Origami inspirations.
This contest is dedicated to David Listen for his titanic contribution to the recuperation of the Origami historical memory. Some of his work could be seen at:


1. The contest will be divide in four categories:
a. Representational Origami of gods and characters
b. Representational Origami of objects
c. Minimalist and Abstract Origami
d. Origami for Masters: The death concept in the Ancient Egypt.

2. You can participate in any one of the categories with as many models as you want.

3. Each new version of a previous model will replace the old ones. The pictures could stay but you should point out which version is going to the voting stage.

4. If there are many models of the same theme, they have to face a pre-selection and only two of them go to the principal contest. This is done for stimulate the creativity and the search for an original theme.

5. You will have 10 months to design and present your model or models, starting on November 11th,2009 Anadyr time until September 30th, 2010 American Samoa time

6. You have to do your own research about Egyptian culture and select all the aspects you believe are important for the design. In the Jousting Blog each month the judges will upload some reference articles about the Ancient Egipt. The blog Ori-jousting and Ori-Challenges. Creativity in motion is at: http://ori-justasyori-retos.blogspot.com/
7. As the selection process is by pictures in Flickr, there is a new album where you have to upload the pictures of your models. If you decide to participate in the contest ask to join the Flickr group. The link is:
8. To subscribe to the contest you should ask the A Form sending an e-mail to eric_madrigal_cr@hotmail.com
9. The B Form has to be send with the model presentation. If you are going to present more than one model, each one has his own B form. Remember to indicate the model category. Each participant will have a file with their inscription and the respective forms for their models. Always send your forms to: eric_madrigal_cr@hotmail.com

10. Once you have your model designed, upload the picture (s) to the album.

11. The participation is free and without any restriction

12. The models will be evaluated by the follow aspects: originality, similarity with the real model, esthetic, expression and fold skills including paper selection. The creators have to send the right pictures that show the mention aspects. That means that the picture quality can make the difference in the selection (even knowing this is not a photography contest)

13. Each month or when necessarily there will be an updated news about the Jousting status.


Step 1: Fill the A form and send to eric_madrigal_cr@hotmail.com

Step 2: Join the Flickr group (you must have a Flickr account):
Step 3: design a model and take good pictures

Step 4: Upload the pictures in the Flickr group

Step 5: Fill B form and send to: eric_madrigal_cr@hotmail.com


14. You don´t have to send the model to anywhere and we’ll not ask for diagrams

15. You can publish (or not) the CP on the Flickr, it’s your choice. If the judges will need it for the selection process, it will be asked by private email. The judges will maintain the CP in secret without any kind of publication. The CP it’s not a requirement, just a help for the selection.


16. The jury is conform by 13 judges that will select the winners

17. Five judges of the jury are named the Judges of Peace and they have to resolve any tie.

18. The judges will deliberate since October 1th 2010 to October 24th 2010

19. The selection of the winner for each category will be done in four stages:

1st stage: Each judge will select the 50% of the models. The 50% with more votes will go to the next stage

2nd Stage: In this stage, judges select 12 models.

3rd Stage: Five models will be select, the 4°place and 5° place and the three models that will pass to the final stage

4rd Stage: The judges will indicate their preference between the three models. If one model has the ABSOLUTE MAJORITY, that one will be the winner, but if that does not happen, it’ll be required to do a second round between the two models with more votes.

20. Judges list:

Eric Madrigal – Costa Rica
Maria M. Acosta – Colombia
Marcio Noguchi – USA
Salvatore Valentino –Italia
Santiago Ponce – Ecuador
Dustin Martínez – Colombia
Juan Fdo. Aguilera – Colombia
José Tomás Buitrago - Colombia
Pere Olivella – España
Felipe Moreno.- España
Daniel Naranjo.- Colombia
Oscar Rojas – Costa Rica
José Cortés - Chile


21. The winners will be announced on October 24th 2010, birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer

22. Only the first place of each category will have prize

23. The prizes will be sent to the winners to anywhere in the world by certificate mail.

24. All participants will have a participation certificate that will be sent to the address indicated in Form A.

25. Each prize will be a painting from the costarican paint artist Jose Alberto Perez Arrieta


25. All judges and participants are invited to help to find any contributors to collect the money for buying the paintings, the certificates and other administrative costs.

26. All donations should be done by Western Union