Introduction:

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.

Contest Rules:

  • Gender: male and female
  • Age Groups: 5-9,10-14, 15-18, 19-24
  • Contestants: Individual or group
  • Registration: All interested contestants must register online at www.mainstay.us/he no later than Sunday, August 2nd, 2022 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.

Contest Guidelines:

  • The expression must be related to Imam Husayn (a) or the events of Ashura, with the exception of the Holy Quran recitation.
  • There are four categories as listed below:
    • Presentations – Includes recitations (ie. Poetry, majalis, latmiya, ziyirat), and speeches.
    • Quran Recitation – Includes recitations of the Holy Quran.
    • Art – Includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, crafts, paper-mache, photography, etc…
    • Video/ Technology – Includes any sort of media that technology based. For example, video recordings, time lapse, etc…
  • Bonus points can be earned for originality and memorization.
  • 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, August 6th.
  • There must be a minimum of 3 contestants in each age group/category.
  • Judges may select one to two winners per age group.
  • 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.
  • All winners will be announced and awarded at the end of the event.
  • More than $2,800 in prizes!

Event Information:

  • Date: Saturday, Sugust 6th, 2022
  • Time (Tentative):
    • 10:00AM – Doors Open (Girls only)
    • 10:30AM – Girls only Begin
    • 11:15AM – Door opens (for all)
    • 11:30AM – All Contestants begin
  • Venue (Tentative): Bint Jebail Cultural Center – 14201 Prospect St Bldg. 2, Dearborn, MI 48126
  • Attendance: Open to the public
    • All contestants must be pre-registered. No exceptions.
  • Winning participants will have a chance to present at the Never Forget program and all art work will be displayed.
  • 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 zturki@mainstay.us or call (313) 505-5677.  

Click here and register today!

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