Competition Details

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Please note that in any grade level, a participant can compete in any or all categories meant for that level. Also note that the grades are based on 2017-18 school year.

KG

  • Quran:    Public/Weekend school: An Nasr – An Naas;

Islamic, Tahfizul Quran, or Home school: Al Kauthar – An Naas

Gr 1-2

  • Quran:    Public/Weekend school: Quraish – An Naas;

Islamic, Tahfizul Quran, or Home school: Al Adiyat – An Naas

  • Art:    Drawing Paper (11 by 14) and crayons/markers will be provided on the spot for free-form drawing. Competitors are to choose one theme from the following: 1) Ramadan, 2) Eid, 3) Love and Mercy of Allah,  and 4) Five Pillars of Islam
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    Combination of art/drawing/calligraphy, text, and images. No realistic human or animal portraits please. Max time allowed: 30 minutes

Gr 3-4

  • Quran:     Public/Weekend school: Al Qadr – An Naas;
    Islamic, Tahfizul Quran, or Home school: Juz Amma
  • Quiz:    25  questions (multiple choice and fill in the gaps) from the  text
  • Story telling:    Participants will tell an authentic story based on the lives of the prophets, companions, and the pious predecessors. Theme: Love and mercy for family, friends, neighbors, and others. The delivery should include the source, context, sequence of events, and the ‘lessons learned’ from the story. Time: 4 minutes max

Gr 5-6

  • Quran:    Public/Weekend school: Al Infitr – An Naas;
    Islamic, Tahfizul Quran, or Home school: Juz Tabarak
  • Quiz:    25  questions (multiple choice and fill in the gaps) from the  text Hearts Have Changed Stories of the Sahabah IV, Noura Durkee (Iqra Foundation)
  • Hadeeth Expo:    Demonstration of a Hadeeth using Poster/Art etc.  Theme: Love and mercy for family, friends, neighbors, and other people. No realistic human or animal portraits please. Submit your poster/artwork on the event day at the registration desk and be available around the Poster Exhibit area to explain your work to the judges. Recommended Reading: 200 Golden Hadeeth available at http://www.kalamullah.com/hadith.html

Gr 7-8

  • Quran:    Public/Weekend school: Half Juz Tabarak;
    Islamic, Tahfizul Quran, or Home school: Juz Az Zariyat (27)
  • Quiz:     25  questions (multiple choice and fill in the gaps) from the Audio/Video of the Stories of the Prophets by Mufti Menk.
  • Talent Show:     Poem or spoken words.  Theme: Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the Mercy to the Mankind.  Time: 4 minutes max

Gr 9-10

  • Quran:    Public/Weekend school: Juz Tabarak;

Islamic, Tahfizul Quran, or Home school: Juz 25

  • Quiz:    25  questions (multiple choice and fill in the gaps) from the Text
  • Social Network: Revive a Sunnah, Organize our lives (RASOOL). Participants will choose a Quranic verse or hadeeth relevant to the theme of Spread Love and Build Bridges and compose a digital product (photography/image, art, graphics, audio, animation/video) for sharing through social networking.  Outline of Competition
    1. Pick a Quranic verse or Hadeeth  (making sure it is authentic) that is relevant
    2. Choose a medium ( a digital product such as photography/image, art, graphics, audio, animation/video that can be posted online) to display/illustrate the selected verse or  Hadeeth
    3. Create your digital product (Keep it Halal) ASAP so you can start sharing early
    4. Email your submission with your name (and social network account link if applicable) to rasool@lets-read.org
    5. We will post it on our facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/LetsReadMD)
    6. Like, Share, Comment, etc on your post.
    7. Winning posts are determined as follows  a. Number of Likes 30%
      Evaluation by Judges 70% (consisting of  Relevance to the theme 30%, Creativity/Originality 40%). Submit your work by Monday, July 17 to  rasool@lets-read.org

Gr 11-12

  • Quran:    Public/Weekend school: Juz Tabarak;
    Islamic, Tahfizul Quran, or Home school: Juz 23
  • Meet the Media:    The goal is to encourage thoughtful analysis of some of the current events/issues based on Prophetic Seerah.  In particular, Participants will be given two chances for a blind pick of a topic from some selected topic areas: Love thy neighbor—How can I be a good neighbor? Build Bridges—Finding commonalities among faith groups; Islamophobia- How can I help my neighbor break the phobia? Build A Responsible Netizen- Challenges and Opportunities of a good neighbor online; Civil Engagement- Challenges and opportunities as Muslim citizen. 2 min  statement + 3 min Q/A by Journalists/Reporters based on the statement. The 2 min statement should expound on how the identified topic relates to a current societal/world problem and a proposed solution.
  • Social Network: Revive a Sunnah, Organize our lives (RASOOL). Participants will choose a Quranic verse or hadeeth relevant to the theme of Spread Love and Build Bridges and compose a digital product (photography/image, art, graphics, audio, animation/video) for sharing through social networking.  Outline of Competition
    1. Pick a Quranic verse or Hadeeth  (making sure it is authentic) that is relevant
    2. Choose a medium ( a digital product such as photography/image, art, graphics, audio, animation/video that can be posted online) to display/illustrate the selected verse or  Hadeeth
    3. Create your digital product (Keep it Halal) ASAP so you can start sharing early
    4. Email your submission with your name (and social network account link if applicable) to rasool@lets-read.org
    5. We will post it on our facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/LetsReadMD)
    6. Like, Share, Comment, etc on your post.
    7. Winning posts are determined as follows  a. Number of Likes 30%
      Evaluation by Judges 70% (consisting of  Relevance to the theme 30%, Creativity/Originality 40%). Submit your work by Monday, July 17 to rasool@lets-read.org

College

  • Meet the Media:    The goal is to encourage thoughtful analysis of some of the current events/issues based on Prophetic Seerah.  In particular, Participants will be given two chances for a blind pick of a topic from some selected topic areas: Love thy neighbor—How can I be a good neighbor? Build Bridges—Finding commonalities among faith groups; Islamophobia- How can I help my neighbor break the phobia? Build A Responsible Netizen- Challenges and Opportunities of a good neighbor online; Civil Engagement- Challenges and opportunities as Muslim citizen. 2 min  statement + 3 min Q/A by Journalists/Reporters based on the statement. The 2 min statement should expound on how the identified topic relates to a current societal/world problem and a proposed solution.

Quran Competituion for the Hifz group.

There are three categories:

Category 1: the whole Quran. Students will be asked random questions from anywhere in the whole Quran.

Category 2: the last 3 Juz. This category can be for anyone who knows these three Ajzaa. For someone who knows more than these Ajzaa, and less than the whole Quran will be eligible in this Category. It will be hard to have a separate category for anyone who knows 5 juz. Because someone who knows the first five and someone who knows the last five will be hard to judge. Also it will be unfair because they are getting judged on two different sections.

Category 3: select Surahs. This category is for those who know Surahs Yaseen, Rahman, and Surah Mulk. If the student knows only one of these Surahs, then he can’t be eligible for this Category. If they know two, then we can judge them on the Surahs he knows.