The second bundle of competitions and activities launched by the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara, through their various accounts on the social network, witnessed a very large turnout.

Katara General Manager HE Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, emphasised that Katara is keen to continue its cultural role in the current situation. He said that culture should be on the frontline fighting to combat the spread of this pandemic.

Katara recently launched a series of competitions and activities to help spread awareness on COVID-19. The competition is open to everyone. They already launched the Istighfar (forgiveness) competition for the best short story, short play, poetry and Arabic calligraphy.

The second bundle includes the Katara Writing Competition. See attached poster for details. Winners will receive as much as QAR10,000 (first prize). Second and third prize winners will get QAR7,000 and QAR5,000, respectively.


There is also the ’60 Seconds’ Katara Awareness Competition, where participants have to film a video using their mobile phone and tell an ‘educational’ story. The video must be in high-quality, landscape format and actually taken by the participant. Winners will be selected based on the quality, method of shooting and the content of the story presented, which should be inspiring and out of the ordinary. First place winner will receive QAR20,000; second place winner will receive QAR15,000; and third place will receive QAR10,000. Deadline for submission of videos is 30 April.

World Children’s Day Painting/Drawing Competition

Katara Draw a Picture CompetitionThis painting/drawing competition is in celebration of World Children’s Day, open to children seven to 14 years old. The competition is organised by Katara in cooperation with Qatar Post. The five best drawings chosen will be printed on Qatar postage stamps, and each winning child will receive a cash prize of QAR2,500. All entries should be submitted via email to [email protected] by 30 April. 

Also part of its activities, Katara is presenting Tamour & Tamoura, a 3D animated series for children and young adults. The series revolves around the ‘Kingdom of Dates’ and the adventures of the main heroes as they inspire kids to correct mistakes and bad behaviours. The episodes also address positive topics that reinforce educational and social guidelines for children in an entertaining manner.

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