Doha: The Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) on Monday announced that the registration process for the 6th edition of the Katara Prize for Quran Recitation will be open from September 1 to November 30, 2022.
The programme will be held under the theme "Adorn the Qur'an with Your Voices" in its full commitment to the cultural and religious role in the Arab and Islamic region.
The programme is intended to encourage and discover the best talents in Quran recitation and to present highly distinguished reciters to the world based on Tajweed rules and provisions to discover the best reciter.
The committee will evaluate the performances of all contenders to select the best 100 participants who will advance into the finals in Doha.
The 100 qualifiers will participate in the sixth edition through 20 TV episodes, where five contenders will compete in each episode, and the best qualifiers will be selected from each episode.
In addition, there are some prerequisites that have been set for those who are willing to participate in the contest. This includes filling out the candidacy form prepared by the prize committee that should be submitted with a combined video displaying the participant's voice reciting two video clips. The video duration should not exceed six minutes, and the reciting should be done in adherence to Quran Tajweed rules.
To win the prize, the committee has set a number of conditions, including that the participants should be male only and not be less than 18 years old.
Candidates must not be mosque imams, preachers, Sharia teachers, or have previously won an international award for reciting the Quran during the years 2020-2021, or have released their own Quranic recordings in markets, radio stations, television stations, or other media.
The Katara Prize for Quran Recitation has allocated QR900,000 to winners. The first place winner will receive QR500,000, the second place winner will receive QR300,000, while the third will receive QR100,000.