Katara launches contests as part of “ Doha, capital of culture in the Islamic world 2021 ”


Doha: The Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) launched competitions in connection with the activities organized by different entities within the framework of “Doha, capital of culture in the Islamic world 2021”.

One of the strategic partners of the one-year cultural celebration, Katara announced the contests through her official social media accounts. One of the competitions is a research competition in Islamic, linguistic and rhetorical studies on “Language in the Holy Quran”. The internationally organized competition in the Arabic language looks at important aspects of the Quran, such as the language and aesthetics of the Quran, among other elements.

Huge cash prizes are at stake for the winners of the research competition, including $ 30,000 for top prize, $ 20,000 for second place and $ 10,000 for third place. The winning works will also be published by Katara Publishing House as part of the award.

Katara is also running a Mobile App Ideas Competition where the best original ideas in Arabic, English or French not previously featured in app stores will be selected to receive the prizes.

The first three winners will be chosen to receive $ 3,000; $ 2,000 and $ 1,000 respectively. In addition, Katara is currently organizing a series of Ramadan activities that also fall within the framework of Doha as the capital of Islamic culture.

Katara is currently holding Ramadan activities such as the Katara Prize for Arabic Poetry (Mothers of Believers), the annual Holy Quran memorization and recitation competition for children, among other competitions.

Taking place under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, in cooperation with the World Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Culture science; Doha, capital of culture in the Islamic world 2021, started its activities in March.

Besides Katara, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education; the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs; Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development; and Qatar Museums are other strategic partners of the state for this year-long celebration of Islamic culture in the Arab world.

It was announced earlier that CESCO had chosen Doha to be the capital of culture in the Islamic world for this year due to its ancient history and heritage, civilizational components and state monuments that reflect the Islamic character, and on the considered as a place of dialogue, cultures and openness to civilizations.

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