Art Categories


Part of the Delphic Games identity includes six Delphic art categories, with many disciplines within each category. While not all disciplines can be or must be a part of the worldwide Delphic Games, Junior Delphic Games and Regional Delphiads, they are showcased in 3 distinct ways – Competition, Presentation and Exhibition.

Each art category includes:
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage as presentations in the non-competitive section
  • Digital Photography in the competitive section – Known as ‘Delphix’

Only the disciplines with an asterisk below are mandatory while others may or may not be a part of the Games or regional Delphiads.

For detailed information, you can request guidelines on ‘How to become a Delphic Member’.



Musical Arts & Sounds

  • Singing
    • Solo / Group
    • Traditional
    • Contemporary
  • Instruments
    • Solo / Group
    • Traditional
    • Contemporary
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Performing Arts & Acrobatics

  • Dance
    • Solo / Group
    • Classical
  • Traditional
    • Contemporary
    • Show Dance
  • Theatre Art
    • Puppet play
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Language Arts & Elocution

  • Written literature
    • Poetry, Lyric
  • Children’s literature
    • Story telling, Fairy tales
    • Audio play productions
    • Moderation, Speaker
    • Vocal acoustic sound
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Visual Arts & Handicrafts

  • Handicrafts
  • Sculpturing
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Painting
  • Calligraphic
  • Graphic
  • Photographic/film
  • Photographs on the spot
  • Film-clips on the spot
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Social Arts & Communications

  • Rituals
  • Computer Games
  • Edu-Games
  • Media & Television
  • Edu-Spots
  • Animation / Moderation
  • Indigenous Plays
  • Community Plays
  • Rhetoric / Didactics

Ecological Arts & Architecture

  • City & Village planning
  • Preservations of Monuments & Objects
  • Preservations of Landscape
  • Contemporary Landscape design
  • Parks
  • Playgrounds

The most important elements of the Games are artistic competition, presentations and exhibitions. Exceptional artists are honoured with special Awards from the International Delphic Council:

Medal Award

In Gold, Silver and Bronze – in comparable competitive disciplines

Lyre Award

For exceptional individual artistic performance as a part of a larger synthesis of the arts

Laurel Award

For outstanding and incomparable artistic performance

Delphix Award

For outstanding pictures with mobile phones & cameras expressing an art discipline during the Delphic Games & Delphiads


For all active participants of the Delphic Games and Delphiads