Starts June 15, 2019, ONLINE

As-salaamu alaikum! Welcome to Studio Arabiya's 9th International Quran Competition! Our Annual competition is open to EVERYONE - whether you are a student or not. Please read the competition rules below, choose your Surah and age group, then fill out the sign-up form to enter for FREE!

The competition is going to be slightly different this year, so please read below carefully!

Deadline to Enter:

May 31, 2019

Round 1 Submission Deadline:

June 15, 2019

Round 2 Live Reading:

June 22, 2019

Winners Announced:

June 28, 2019


AGE 5-8

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  • Choose Surah to Memorize:
  • - Surah An-Naba'
  • - Surah Al-Inshiqaq
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  • Prize:

AGE 9-12

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  • Choose Surah to Memorize:
  • - Surah Al-Haqqah
  • - Surah At-Tahrim
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  • Prize:

AGE 13-16

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  • Choose Surah to Memorize:
  • - Surah Ya Sin
  • - Surah Az-Zukhruf
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  • Prize:


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  • Choose Surah to Memorize:
  • - Surah Yunus
  • - Surah Al-Mu'minun
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  • Prize:

How The Competition Works

Choose Your Surah

Choose a Surah that you have not memorized yet from your age group.


Sign up for the competition and begin memorizing the surah you have chosen!

Submit Round 1 Video

Watch for updates to submit your video of you reciting the surah.  This is your Round 1 entry!

Round 2 Live Reading

If you qualify for Round 2, you will read your surah live for our judges!


Competition Terms

General Rules:

  • This is an international competition, conducted online, and is for EVERYONE.
  • Entry is free.
  • Each participant must register separately with a separate email address.  
  • Participants will choose one surah from the list of their group to recite for the judges.  You must NOT have this surah already memorized. 
  • Changes to Age Group and/or Surah will not be accepted after receiving entry form.
  • Adult converts may enter into the age group that contains a surah that has not been previously memorized.
  • Participants are welcome to enter into a higher age group for a bigger challenge.
  • Each participant can only participate in one age group.
  • No entries will be accepted past the deadline.
  • Competition will be held in the online Competition Room on dates above.
  • Booking times for each entrant will be on a first come, first serve basis. More information will be emailed approx. one week before the competition.
  • Any questions about the competition may be emailed to competition@studioarabiya.com.

Judging & Judging Rounds:

  • Surah should be recited to judges from memory.
  • The competition will be held in 2 rounds. The first round will begin for everyone on the dates above. After judging the first round, judges will determine, based on score, who will proceed to the second round and compete for the prizes in your group.
  • Judging will be based on memorization, applying the tajweed rules, and aesthetic sound and performance.
  • Females judges only will judge the female participants.

Round 1:

  • Round 1 will be submitted via video file or link to your online video.
  • The video must have been recorded between June 13 - 15, 2019.
  • Once video is submitted, your entry is final and replacement videos may not be submitted.
  • Video must be clear with good audio. If poor quality, score may be affected or video may be disregarded.
  • Any videos submitted after 11:59pm CST - June 15, 2019 will not be accepted.
  • Participants will receive an email with information on submitting a video for the first round.  

Round 2:

  • Round 2 is a live reading in front of the judges.
  • Please make sure you are on time.  If late or no show, participant will be dropped from competition.
  • Please make sure that your video and audio are working well before entering. 
  • The top 25 participants from each age group in Round 1 will be accepted to read for Round 2.
  • Reading times are booked on a first come, first serve basis.


  • All winners will be announced approximately one week after the 2nd round.
  • Winners are requested to share a video or picture and a short bio about your Quran history with Studio Arabiya to use on the social media and/or website.
  • Amazon gift cards and certificates are sent to the winners online and in digital format.  Hard copies will not be sent.
  • All participants may request a digital certificate, after the winners have been announced. 

Terms & Conditions:

  • All finalists and winners are final.
  • By submitting a video in the first round, you agree to give rights to Studio Arabiya to use for future promotions and/or posting on social media.
  • Due to the vast number of entries, final scores and feedback can not be given out to participants.
  • Studio Arabiya reserves the right to record auditions for monitoring purposes.

Last Year's WINNERS

Hamza S.
1st Place | 5-8 Yr OldHamza S.
Suhayla M.
1st Place | 9-12 Yr OldSuhayla M.
Ayesha S.
1st Place | 13-16 Yr OldAyesha S.
Kadro M.
1st Place | 17+ Yr OldKadro M.