Building on the success of the Husayni Expressions Talent Competition the last few years, the Mainstay Foundation is proud to continue this effort and host a national competition that will bring out the amazing talent and creativity from all over the world, all in the service of Imam Husayn (as). In its enhanced format, the Husayni Expressions Competition aims to provide an effective platform to encourage and inspire the youth to utilize their creative talents to serve Ahlulbayt (as). Be it a poem, portrait, latmiya, video presentation, or any other form of expression, it is through our expressions that we propagate the undying message of Ahlulbayt (as) and empower communities to proudly follow and practice their message.
- Gender: male and female
- Age Groups: 5-10, 11-15, 16-24
- Contestants: Individual or group
- Registration: All interested contestants must register online at www.mainstay.us/he no later than Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 11:59pm.
- Number of Contestants: Each category is open for up to 6 contestants (or groups) in each age group. Registration will be based on first come first serve.
- All expressions must be original work by the contestant. The expression must be related to Imam Husayn (a) or the events of Ashura, with the exception of the Holy Quran recitation.
- There are three categories as listed below:
- Presentations – Includes recitations (ie. Poetry, majalis, latmiya, ziyirat), speeches and video presentations.
- Quran Recitation – Includes recitations of the Holy Quran.
- Art – Includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, crafts, paper-mache, photography, etc…
- In order to qualify for the contest, all contestants must either attend the live event or join via a live zoom feed during the event on Saturday, September 18th.
- Every contestant will have up to 2 minutes to showcase his or her expression.
- A panel of qualified judges will evaluate and rank all expressions within each category.
- Based on point allocation, the judges will select 1 winner within each age group, per category.
- Any Center who secures a winning contestant (1st place winner), will enter a raffle for a monetary gift.
- All winners will be announced and awarded at the end of the event.
- More than $2,800 in prizes!
- Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
- Time (Tentative): 12:00pm (for girls recitation only-registration opens at 11:30am); 1:00pm for all others (registration opens at 12:30pm)
- Venue: TBD (local in Dearborn area)
- Attendance: Open to the public
- All contestants must be pre-registered. No exceptions.
- Light refreshments will be served
For More Information:
For more information or if you have any questions regarding the rules, guidelines, or the event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (313) 264-4655.