To mark the holy month of Ramadan, Cultural Village Foundation – Katara is launching a series of online competitions to cover religion, culture and heritage, as well as open a virtual exhibition featuring a group of visual artists.

The happenings and events in Katara during Ramadan will strictly ensure precautionary and preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The competitions are targetted for various age groups and include memorising the Holy Qur’an and prophetic sayings. The other competitions are also related to culture and heritage.

Juz’u Amma, for children six to 13 years old, requires memorisation and recitation of the Holy Qur’an. Girls and boys 10 to 18 years old can also participate in the Katara Prophetic Hadiths, where they will be required to memorize the book, Al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith.

Katara is also launching the Katara Fluent Media Anchor on TV and radio, open to girls and boys 12 to 22 years old. Participants are required to read a text provided by Katara and send the audio or video recording through WhatsApp, with participant information and his/her ID.

Winners in these competitions will get QAR13,000 (first prize), QAR10,000 (second prize) and the QAR8,000 (third prize).

Under the Qatari Heritage competition, Katara will post a daily question on their social media platforms related to the old Qatari wordings. There will also be a short story competition, inspired by the life of the Prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him). The story should be for children and 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 the second part of the animated series ‘Tamor & Tamora’ produced by Katara, and which won the award of the 20th session of the Arab Radio and Television Festival held in Tunisia last year, under the children’s programmes category.

This animation series aim to spread awareness among children, in addition to connect the current generation with the inherited Qatari heritage and cultural product. 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 featuring Qatari artists Ali Dasmal Al Kuwari (Al Tayebeen) and Fatima Al Naimi (The Result); Syrian artist Hadi Qasous (Patches); and Masoud Al Balushi (A Mirage You Cannot Reach).

Registration to all competitions will start on the first day of Ramadan. Participants will be notified by phone and through Zoom. Visit for more details.