Book Fair Competitions (Now Closed)

Tell Us A Story

Qatar Museums participated in the 25th Doha International Book Fair that took place from 7th to 17th January 2015, at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

We held two different competitions for our budding creatives - whether creative writers or animators, to showcase their creative flare!

See an overview of the competitions below. Please note these competitions are now closed. 

 

Future Writers and Short Story Competitions

Submit a short story based on one of three fields - Qatar's heritage; National Identity; or Qatar Museums. The winning 10 entries will have the chance to win iPods and financial rewards, as well as receive appreciation certificates. All winning participants will have their stories published in a special publication.

Entrants must be aged between 13 and 18 years and the competition is open from 14th December and closes on 7th January 2015, so make sure you submit your entries in time.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Participants must be preparatory or secondary school students in Qatar
  • Stories can be in Arabic or English
  • Stories must achieve linguistic, literary and creative standards
  • Stories must be prepared especially for this competition, and never have been published or given to any other party
  • 1000 words limit
  • Each participant is allowed to participate in one completion only
  • Participants should include their CV with address, mobile number, and email, when submitting their entry
  • Qatar Museums has the right to reserve property rights and story content after announcing the winner

2D Video Animation Competition

Submit a short video that tells a story based on one of three themes - Traditional Games; The Two Horse Riders; or Jaber: A boy from the time of patience. The winning 10 entries will have the chance to win iPods and financial rewards, as well as receive appreciation certificates. All winning participants will have their stories published in a special publication.

This competition is open to entrants of any age. It is open from 14th December and closes on 7th January 2015, kindly register or contact us in order to get the content for the video for more information please see submission information below.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Videos can be in English or Arabic
  • Videos must achieve linguistic, literary and creative standards
  • The length should not exceed 4 minutes and should be sent in HD resolution
  • Participant videos must be prepared especially for this competition, and never have been published or given to any other party
  • Each participant is allowed to participate in one completion only
  • Participants should include their CV with address, mobile number, and email, when submitting their entry
  • Qatar Museums has the right to reserve property rights and story content after announcing the winner

Winning Prizes

Prizes for Future Writers and Short Story Competitions

First Place                            QR. 2,000

Second Place                     QR. 1,500

Third Place                          QR. 1,000

Prices for 2D Video Animation Competition

First Place                            QR. 3,000

Second Place                     QR. 2,000

Third Place                          QR. 1,000

Submission Information

For either competition you wish to enter, please pay attention to the information below:

  • All participant stories will be judged by a specialised committee for scientific secret arbitration
  • Entries should be submitted to publications@qm.org.qa by 7th January 2015
  • Winning stories will be announced on 13th January 2015 at the Qatar Museums booth at the Doha International Book Fair. Find out more.

For more information, call 44028256

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