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’.

  • Solo / Group
  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Solo / Group
  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Solo / Group
  • Classical
  • Contemporary
  • Show Dance
Theatre Art
  • Puppet play
Written literature
  • Poetry, Lyric
Children literature
  • Story telling, Fairy tales
  • Audio play productions
  • Moderation, Speaker
  • Vocal acoustic sound
  • Handicrafts
  • Sculpturing
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Painting
  • Calligraphic
  • Graphic
  • Photographic/film
  • Photographs on the spot
  • Film-clips on the spot
  • Rituals
  • Computer Games
  • Edu-Games
  • Media & Television
  • Edu-Spots
  • Animation / Moderation
  • Indigenous Plays
  • Community Plays
  • Rhetoric / Didactics
  • 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