Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Adhaan competitions
24 June 2019| 20 Shawaal 1440| Arab news
More than 13,000 participants from 162 countries registered in the Quran Recitation and Adhaan competitions, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in a statement.
The GEA allocated $3.2 million in prizes for the largest Quran competition and the first Adhaan competition, which aims to highlight the diversity of the Islamic world cultures through the different styles of recitation and Adhaan, and improve the image of Islam and Muslims globally.
The competition hopes to encourage the Muslim youth to recite the Quran and experience performing the Adhaan.
The registration opened on May 22 and will continue accepting applications until July 22. The applicants will be then shortlisted from July 22 until August 23 as the competition progresses in its second stage.
The on-stage live performances will begin on August 24 and last until September 24 and winners will be announced and awarded throughout the final stage, which will run from September 25 and conclude on October 25.