Call for Applications: International Holy Qur’an Recitation Competition (USD 7,000 Prizes)

Competition Grant / Award in Other
  • Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  • Apply Before : March 23, 2021

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 111624
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • No. of Opportunity 18
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender Male

Opportunity Description

About the competition

The Holy Qur’an is a divine gift full of wisdom and teachings on which our lives should rely. In light of this, the OIC Youth Capital, Dhaka is inviting young Muslims to come closer to the core of Islam through the path of the Quran in 2021 edition of the International Holy Quran Recitation Competition. Therefore, if you are interested in recitation and Islam, take part in this.


Deadline for application: March 23, 2021

Organizer: OIC Youth Capital, Dhaka 2020 in cooperation with Islamic Cooperation Youth Fourm 

Location: Virtual

Number of finalists: 3

Why this competition?

With this initiative, the OIC Youth Capital, Dhaka wishes to bring the Muslim youth closer to the Qur’an and its wisdom as well become great members of society who display the beautiful image of a believer by practicing good morals thereby acting as an ambassador for our deen, Islam.

Competition format

The competition will be held at two levels:

  1. Regional level

At this level, the completion is organized in 6 different regions such as (a) Asia, (b) Africa, (c) the Middle East, (d) America (e) Europe and Oceania (f) Bangladesh. Every state in its respective region can participate at this stage. Every country can choose one participant for the competition, and the top three partakers from each region will move on to the international level.

  1. International level

The top 18 participants will be selected to participate at this stage and finally, the top three finalists will be chosen by the jury panel.


There will be two categories of prize winners:

Regional prize money:

  • Winner: 500 USD
  • 1st runner up: 300 USD
  • 2nd runner up: 200 USD

Final round prize values:

  • Winner: 2,500 USD
  • 1st runner up 2,000 USD
  • 2nd runner up: 1500 USD

Eligibilities for participation

  • A national of the OIC Member Countries or representative of a Muslim community in the non-OIC Member States
  • The participant must be male and between the age of 18-35 years old
  • Have the ability to communicate in English/ Arabic/ Bangla
  • Be well conversant in digital technology with good internet connectivity
  • Interested in the Holy Qur’an and religion.

Terms and conditions

The general conditions in place for Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020 International Qirat Competition are as follows:

  • The participant must be conversant with the holy Qur’an with Tajweed and familiar with the rules and essence of recitation.
  • to be eligible, participants should be nominated by the concerned authority:
  • Ministry of Religious Affairs for OIC Member Country
  • Islamic Center for the non-OIC Member States.
  • The participant must wear his respective national dress.
  • The participant must send a video record/voice recording of the recitation of the Prescribed Verses (7 to 10 minutes).

Prescribed Verses are:

  • Sura Younus: Verses 11-16.
  • Sura Ibrahim: Verses 28-38.
  • Sura Ambia: Verses 92-100
  • The video record/ voice record must be clear and has no accomplices by any software.
  • Recitation must have the specified type (Qirat).

Evaluation of recitation

The evaluation will be done according to the following criteria:

A- Main criteria: Applying Tajweed and Tarteel Rules

B- Main criteria: Aesthetic sound and performance

How to apply?

Eligible participants should fill out the submission form dully and submit it along with the necessary documents.

Document to include:

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  • Recent passport size color photograph
  • Copy of National ID or Birth Registration Certificate
  • Certificate of educational qualification / Certificate of Qirat

Submit HERE.

For more information about the evaluation criteria and preparation of your submission, please refer to the official link.

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