THE GRAND PRIZE OF THE HOLY PROPHET

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH
THE AHLULBAYT 1ST CULTURAL & ART FESTIVAL


THE GRAND PRIZE OF
THE HOLY PROPHET (S.A.)
Call For Short Films & Books (in English)
on the Holy Prophet of Islam (s.a.)

INTRODUCTION

The Ahlulbayt World Assembly is an international non-governmental organization with a worldwide membership, including hundreds of elite followers of the Ahlulbayt (Infallible Household of the Holy Prophet of Islam).

The Assembly has an important mission to provide intellectual, cultural and missionary support for all those who love the infallible members of Holy Prophet’s Household.

By the grace and assistance of Allah, the organization has accomplished great works. At the present time, due to extensive propagandistic attacks of the enemies of Islam in form of a soft war, the Ahlulbayt World Assembly has decided to enter new fields of cultural and media activities in order to take advantage of art category. In line with this strategy, it has arranged to organize the Ahlulbayt 1st Cultural & Art Festival.

The influx of Western media’s attacks against the Holy Prophet of Islam (s.a.) through art and cultural tools made us hold a Grand Prize Contest on the character of the Holy Prophet (s.a.) in the first period of the festival with the cooperation of a few governmental and popular organizations under two branches of topics: “production of short films” and “authoring books”. The subject of the contest is “Prophet Muhammad (s.a): the Prophet of Mercy and Justice”.


AIMS & OBJECTIVES

1. To introduce spiritual beauties of the Prophet of Mercy & Justice as well as different aspects of his social, individual, and humane approaches.

2. To raise awareness among all societies, particularly Western communities, about the realities in Holy Prophet’s life and his teachings.

3. To promulgate elevated socio-cultural values of Islam and the Holy Quran through cultural and artistic tools.

4. To prepare the ground for innovations and exchange of ideas among artists and intellectuals.

5. To encourage authors, artists, filmmakers, writers, and translators to work on the subject of ‘the Prophet of Mercy and Justice’.

6. To identify and encourage committed and religious writers and artists and discover new talents.

7. To replace blasphemous works with positive ones in the media and social networks.


RULES & REGULATIONS


A) Suggested Topics for WRITING / TRANSLATION of Books

1. Biography & Lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.), with special focus on his humane and merciful approaches.

2. Responding to doubts and questions in Western communities about the Holy Prophet (s.a.).


B) Awards

1. 1st place winners at each of the two abovementioned topics shall be granted 14 gold coins (*)

2. 2nd place winners at each topic will be awarded 12 gold coins.

3. 3rd place winners at each topic will be granted 10 gold coins.

4. The next 14 winners at each topic will be granted 2 gold coins.

5. All participants shall receive a certificate along with some gifts.

(*) Gold coins - known as Bahar Azadi – are produced by the Central Bank of Iran with a total weight of 8.133 gr. (net weight of gold: 7.32 gr.)


C) Rules

1. Books should be written or translated in English.

2. Translation of worthy books in both of the two suggested topics at part A above shall be accepted.

3. The syntax and writing style must conform to the standards of an English-speaking country.

4. Works must be submitted to the Festival’s Secretariat in MS-WORD format.

5. There is no limit for the number of dispatched works for each topic; however, each single work must be submitted on a separate CD.

6. All writers, translators, and thinkers of all religions throughout the world can participate in the festival.

7. Completing and signing the Application Form is mandatory and shall be considered as full acceptance of Festival’s rules and regulations by the participants.

8. Registration and completing the Application Form is possible either online or through dispatch by registered mail.

9. The signer of the Application Form shall be considered as the owner of the piece of work. Companies or organizations, if participated, should introduce a natural person as the owner.

10. As for translated works, the translator shall be considered as the owner of the piece of work; however, it would be necessary for the translator to attach the author’s written confirmation to certify that the translator has been authorized to do the translation and that it is accepted by the author.

11. Books must be written or translated in 2013; or not published before in any form.

12. Copies of books received by the Secretariat will not be returned to senders.

13. The Ahlulbayt World Assembly shall be authorized to publish and distribute the works, after paying the copyright fees to the owners.

14. The Ahlulbayt World Assembly shall preserve the right to translate the received books into other languages for international use.


D) Time Schedule

1.1. Deadline for sending works: 21 January 2014

2. Review, arbitration, and sending notifications to the participants: by 20 February 2014

3. Awards Ceremony: March 2014


E) How to Send Works

Authored books along with the completed form (below) to be sent by registered mail to the following address::

Secretariat of the Ahlulbayt Grand Prize Contest

1st Floor, the Ahlulbayt World Assembly, Jomhouri-Eslami Blvd., Qom, I.R.IRAN - (P.O.Box 37145-151)

Tel/Fax. (+98 25) 3 2131 250

Email: prophet.prize@gmail.com & prophet.prize@yahoo.com

URL: www.islamicartz.com/festival


 

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