2012 Ramadan Quran Contest
Sponsored by An-Noor Qur'an Academy
The Qur'an contest goal is to encourage all Muslims to learn and memorize Quran using proper rules of tajweed and to make the speech of Allah swt near and dear to their heart.
We have six beginner levels (B1 through B6), six intermediate levels (I1 through I6), four advanced levels (A1 through A4), five very advanced levels (VA1 through VA5) and one Huffadh level (HA1). The purpose is to recognize and encourage participation at various levels of memorization and familiarity with tajweed.
Each level will have first, second and third place awards. The awards range from $300 to $25 depending upon the level.
Please donate generously to support the Qur'an contest. Checks should be made to IAR with "Qur'an Contest" in the memo.
Ramadan Qur'an Contest Rules
- A contestant can register in only one level
- Candidates who did not register before the deadline will not qualify to win the contest regardless of their performance
- Registration form can be filled online or dropped at the registration table in the lobby at IAR. The registration deadline is September 9 2012.
- The registration fee is $15.00 (nonrefundable) per contestant. The registration fee should be paid on the day of contest to cover cost of organizing the contest. The fees are not used for the financial awards given to the first, second and third place winners.
- An-Noor Quran Academy students can only apply in the very advanced levels (VA) based on their teacher's recommendation.
- If a contestant requires rescheduling of their test date due to personal hardship, there will be 20% deduction from their final score.
- Age is calculated as of October 6 2012.
- Boys and girls will not be judged separately, there will be at least one female judge in all categories.
- Incorrect information on date of birth may disqualify the contestant.
- Younger contestants can compete in higher level according to their abilities.
- During testing, contestant may be asked to recite any part(s) of the Surahs that they have memorized including the bonus Surah.
- Grade of the bonus Surah would only be considered to break a tie.
- Performance is based on Memorization, Tarteel (rules of Tajweed) and Pronunciation.
- Following Grading criteria will be followed:
First Place 85% - 100% Second Place 70% - 84% Third Place 60% - 69%
- Top scorers will get the first, second and third places i.e. all three contestants can achieve scores in the range of 85% - 100%
Quran Contest Schedule
|Application Deadline||September 9 2012|
|Late Registration||September 16 2012 with a late registration fee of $25|
|Contest Dates||Will be announced on October 7 2012|
|Qur'an Contest Award Ceremony||Will be announced later|
Every registered participant should have received the Quran Contest Schedule based on their selected category. Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or have not yet received any email about the Quran Contest.
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|Level||Age||Surahs||Bonus Surah||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|B1||6 and under||Ash Shams ||Ad Duha ||$50||$40||$25|
|B2||8 and under||Al Fajr ||Al Layl ||$50||$40||$25|
|B3||10 and under||Al Qiyama ||An Naba ||$50||$40||$25|
|B4||12 and under||Al Mulk ||Al Insan ||$50||$40||$25|
|B5||13 and under||Al Fath ||Al Mumtahana ||$50||$40||$25|
|B6||All Ages||An Naml ||Muhammad ||$75||$65||$40|
|I1||6 and under||Al Ghashia  to An Naas ||Al Aala ||$75||$65||$40|
|I2||8 and under||Al Mutafifeen  to An Naas ||Al Infitar ||$75||$65||$40|
|I3||10 and under||Al Haaqa  to An Naas ||Al Qalam ||$75||$65||$40|
|I4||12 and under||At Tahreem  to An Naas ||At Talaaq ||$75||$65||$40|
|I5||13 and under||Al Ahqaaf  to An Naas ||Al Jathiyah ||$75||$65||$40|
|I6||14 and under||An Nahl  to An Naas ||Al Hijr ||$85||$75||$50|
|A1||8 and under||Al Mudathir ||Al Infitar ||$85||$75||$50|
|A2||10 and under||Al Hashr ||Al Jinn ||$85||$75||$50|
|A3||13 and under||Az Zukhruf ||An Najm ||$85||$75||$50|
|A4||All Ages||Al Anaam ||Al Kahf ||$100||$85||$65|
|Very Advanced Level
An-Noor Qur'an Academy Student
|VA1||9 and under||Al Ahqaf  to An Naas 
|Al Jathiya ||$100||$85||$65|
|VA2||10 and under||Ya Seen  to An Naas 
|VA3||11 and under||Al Room  to An Naas 
|Al Ankaboot ||$150||$125||$100|
|VA4||14 and under||Maryam  to An Naas 
|Al Kahf ||$175||$150||$125|
|VA5||All Ages||Yunus  to An Naas 
|At Tawbah ||$200||$175||$150|
|HA1||All Ages||Complete Qur'an||$300||$250||$200|
The late registration for the Qur'an Contest closed on September 16. If you registered after that date then you are not eligible to win a prize. If you missed entering the Qur'an contest, please try to participate next year. May Allah swt reward you for your intentions to learn and excel in reading of the Holy Qur'an.