The festival is organized every year in the categories of drawing, painting, calligraphy, miniature, sculpture, cartoon, photography, and illustration for artists aged from 16 to 25.

Seyyed Mojtaba Hosseini sent his voice as a message to the 27th Youth Visual Arts Festival: "I wish this period of the festival is a practice of tolerance and a continuous competition in which art does not stop under any pretext."

"The organizers have tried to provide facilities for the young artists to hold online workshops and experience a new form of the festival", He added.

Speaking during the opening ceremony of the festival, Visual Arts Office director Hadi Mozaffari said, “While the health of the young artists and their masters has been of great concern, we did not want to close the festival. This is why we decided to hold the festival online, and the workshops will also be virtual.”

“The festival enjoys high significance in discovering young talent, and the participating masters find the best talent. And this year, they will also introduce the best for the workshops,” he added.

Secretary of the festival Rezvan Sadeq in his message said that not organizing the festival would mean giving up against the danger of the coronavirus, but the master artists decided to attend online workshops to keep this wonderful national festival alive.

The 27th edition of the Visual Arts Festival for Youth opened online on Sunday as the entries are physically on view at the Iranian Artists Forum.

The festival will be running until Friday.