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Regulations of Memorization and Recitation Contests

 

6th International Quran Competition

for Muslim Students Regulations

 

Foreword

Following the successful organization of 5 editions of the International Quran Competition for Muslim Students, the Iranian Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) plans to hold the 6th edition of the international event in the categories of memorization of the entire Quran and recitation (Tahghigh) of the Quran for man students and also other categories will be held in Ordibehesht of 1397 (April  of 2108).

 

Objectives

  1. Enhancing unity and solidarity among students of the Muslim world with the aim of helping to resolve the current issues
  2. Creating a venue for cultural, intellectual interaction among the Muslim world elites
  3. Promoting and fostering the Quran teachings and ethics among Muslim students
  4. Encouraging Muslim students and academics to learn the Quran and make progress in Quranic fields
  5. Introducing the national and cultural works of different Muslim nations

 

General Requirements for Participants

Applicants are required to meet all the following criteria to take part in the competition:

  1. Contenders must be Muslim.
  2. The competition is held for men only.
  3. Each contender can compete only in one category.
  4. Once he selects a category to compete in, the contender cannot change it.
  5. Contenders must be a university student at the time of competition (April of 2018). Applicants need to present a certificate that shows they are a university student. The certificate must be confirmed by the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the applicant’s country.
  6. Contenders must be a citizen of the country they represent in the competition.
  1. If the contender has disabilities (visual impairment, physical limitations, etc), he can be accompanied by a companion.
  2. Applicants need to fill out the application form and provide the required documents and certificates.
  3. Winners of the first ranks in previous editions cannot apply for other editions of the contest.

 

Special Requirements for Contestants

  1. Applicants should be winner of first rank in national or international Quran competitions held at the student or general levels.
  2. Contenders in the recitation category must be fully familiar with the rules of Tajweed, Tarteel, Sowt and Lahn. They ought to be able to recite the Quran while observing the rules of recitation.
  3. Contenders in the memorization category need to be able to answer the questions and recite the verses determined by the jury panel right away.
  4. Each applicant needs to provide letters of reference from two Quran masters or a Quranic institute in his respective country confirming he meets the requirements specified in the previous items (2 and 3).

 

Procedures for Registration & Introduction of Countries’ Representatives

The sixth international Qur'an Competitions of Muslims was scheduled to be held last year (February of 2017), but due to some problems it was not held. Last year, some of the respectful representatives of religious cultures prevail in other countries, introduced parliamentarian representatives and those of the country on behalf of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, and one round of evaluation was conducted by the Secretariat competitions and through a letter, it will be proceeded in the semi-final round. According to the technical committee of the competition and as it has been mentioned before, we have planned that the semi-finals of dear competitors are held alive through the Quranic channel.

So, if possible, it's recommended that Cultural Counseling in agreement with the competitors introduced for the semi-finals are done and they should be informed of the affair. After the semi-finals, the result will be officially announced to the Cultural Consultation regarding the possibility or non-observance of the other conditions.


 

Stages of evaluation of Competitors

- The evaluation of competitors that will be in three steps is as follows:

First stage: Receiving audio and video files and evaluations by the Secretariat (that has been done last year) and If the decision of the counselors is changed about the members, the files related to new competitors will be received.

Second Stage (Semi Final): Sending audio and video files of recitators and memorizers  according to the lottery specified in the secretariat based on some conditions as follow:

The conditions for sending a video and audio file of the recitators and memorizers and the manner of participation in the semi-final phase will be as follows:

1- Terms of sending recitation file and the way of the participation:

A: It is necessary that dear recitators select one of the following pieces for the recitation.

  • Surah Younus: Verses 27-24
  • Surah al-A'raf: verses 79-74
  • Surah Ma'ida: Verses 97-95

B: The file which is sent should be as an audio and video file for 5 minutes in MP4 format.

C: The recorded file is suggested to be in the context of cultural consultations and in the presence of a respected cultural counselor. Otherwise, it should be sent by the competitors according to the format and the lottery announced by the secretariat via the cultural counselor.

D: All of the files will be judged and evaluated in a single day, with the presence of international judges at the studio.

2- Terms and way of participation of memorizers in the semi-final stage:

It's necessary that the introduced memorizers to be present at the time specified by the secretariat at the conference venue and the semi-finals will be held live and through video communication with the presence of international judges via the Quranic channel studio. The competitor will be eliminated if he is absent from live judgment.

Third Stage: Introduction of the representatives evaluated in the second stage to the final stage of the competition and participating in competition

 

Observations

  • The audio and video file of determined recitators should be submitted to the secretariat of the competition till19th of February 19, 2018, " 30th of Bahman, in 1396" by the Counselor of Cultural Affairs. Otherwise, those participants will be deemed as not to have participated.
  • Due to financial constraints, the Secretariat cannot receive the participants' companies. (Except the condition provided in clause 7 in the part of the General Terms)
  • The venue of the competition will be announced later.
  • The duration of the competition will be from 2nd of Ordibehesht to 7th of Ordibehesht in 1397," 22th of April to 27th of April, 2018."
  • The secretariat is responsible for providing ticket, lodging and food receptions of the participants during the settlement.
  • The semi-final competition will be held by the Jury in the Quranic Organization of country universities (Secretariat of the Competition) and by the Cultural counselor of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the destination country.
  • The maximum time for the introducing a new participant on the behalf of the introduced participant is only possible up to the date of 25th of Bahman 1396 "14th of February 2018".
  • Regulations of Judging of the competition are embodied in the Electronic base specified for competitions in order to be available for Cultural Counselor.
  • The time for semi-final test will be announced subsequently to the Cultural Counselors..
  • If the memorizers are absent from live judgment, they will be eliminated from the competition.

 

Prizes

Winners of the first title in each category:  5000$

Winners of the second title in each category: 3000$

Winners of the third title in each category: 2000$

 

To contact the secretariat and for inquiries about accommodation for the participants, the timeline of the contest, members of the panel of judges, the sideline programs and possible changes to the programs, please contact us via the following phone numbers or email address.

It should be noted that all the introduced candidates will be evaluated by the secretariat and the final results will be announced to the related Iranian cultural center later on. Therefore, it is kindly requested that the cultural centers wait until the final approval by the secretariat to inform the candidates.

 

Contact information:

Telephone:

+98-21-66970775

+98-21-66402882

Fax:

 +98-21-66485656

+98-21-66485657

Email: isqa.ir@gmail.com

Competition Website: www.muslimstudents.ir

 



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