The International Quran and Adhan Competition, Otr Elkalam, has announced that January 31 is the last day for receiving applications from contestants who wish to join the stages of the competition in its second edition this year.
The competition started on January 4 and has received applications from all over the world to join the stages of the competition in its two tracks: Quran recitation and Adhan (Muslim call to prayer).
The competition aims to shed light on the distinguished voices in the recitation and tajwid (intonation) of the Holy Quran and adhan and to serve as one of the knowledge references for the contestants and viewers alike, through heeding the jury’s observations to improve recitation and adhan.
The competition, whose prizes amount to more than SAR12 million, introduces the world to the tolerance and moderation of Islam, and the different cultures of the Islamic world. It also seeks to introduce the diversity in vocal styles in reciting the Quran and adhan, highlight the aesthetics of the maqamat (musical structures) of the reciters and muezzins, and honor their talents.
In its edition this year, the competition is characterized by accommodating more finalists, as it allows 50 contestants to participate in the recitation and adhan tracks. There will be 20 winners, 10 from each track.