The Katara Cultural Village Foundation announced they are preparing to launch online competitions and virtual exhibitions via social media during the holy month of Ramadan. The online competitions will cover religious, cultural and heritage aspects while the virtual exhibitions will feature a group of fine-art artists.
These online events come within the activities of Katara during the holy month of Ramadan and in the framework of the precautionary and preventive measures taken by Katara in the fight against the coronavirus. Catered to various social and age groups, the competitions include memorizing the Holy Qur’an and prophetic sayings, in addition to competitions related to culture, heritage, short story and media.
Katara competitions during Ramadan are characterized by the diversity of subjects and the richness of content. They include the Quran competition of “Juz’u Amma” for Children from 6 to 13 years old which includes memorizing and reciting, as well as the “Katara Prophetic Hadiths” competition for girls and boys from 10 and 18, in which the participants are required to memorize the book of Al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith. Katara will also launch competitions in culture, heritage, and media, such as The Katara Fluent Media Anchor on TV and radio for girls and boys from the age of 12 to 22 years. Participants are required to read a text provided by Katara and send the audio or video recording on WhatsApp, with the information of the participant and a copy of his ID. Top three winners will be selected from each of these competitions to receive QR13000; QR10,000 and QR8,000 respectively.
Another competition is the Qatari Heritage Contest in which Katara will post a daily question on Katara’s social media platforms related to old Qatari words, in addition to the short story competition inspired by the life of the Prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him).
The story should be for children, and the number of words must be between 100 and 120 words. The Katara Galleries competition includes a daily question about one of the previous Katara exhibitions.
Qatar TV will broadcast during Ramadan the second part of the animated series “Tamor & Tamora” produced by Katara, and which won the award at the 20th session of the Arab Radio and Television Festival held in the Tunisian capital in June last year in the children’s programs category. This animation series aims to spread awareness among children, in addition to connecting the current generation with the inherited Qatari culture and heritage. The animated series is also the first artwork of Katara Publishing House, supervised by Khalid Abdul Rahim Sayed.
Katara is also preparing to launch virtual exhibitions of fine-art artists such as “Al Tayebeen” by Qatari artist Ali Dasmal Al-Kuwari, “Patches” by Syrian artist Hadi Qasous, “A Mirage You Cannot Reach” by Masoud Al Balushi, and “The Result” by Qatari artist Fatima Al-Naimi.
Registration for The Quran competition for kids “Juz’u Amma”, the “Katara Prophetic Hadith” Competition, the Short Story Competition and The Katara Fluent Media Anchor competition will be from 1 Ramadan to 10 Ramadan, and communication with the participants will be by phone or Zoom program.