31 October, 2019


Qatar, Doha



Doha Youth Innovation Award Event Theme

the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum, an international organization affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, invites the youth of Islamic countries to participate in the Doha Youth Innovation Award, which will be distributed during the conclusion of Doha Capital of Islamic Youth, January 17, 2020.

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The Award aims at valuing the skills and creations in various artistic and creative fields for youth delegates, thus contributing in the formation of youth experiences that would be able to engage in community development, and to work to develop these experiences.

Themes of the competition: 3 Themes

The first theme: Islamic values

This theme seeks a photograph illustrating one of the authentic values of Islam and their impact on the lives of Muslims, and proving youth to be always the key driver to improving the status of their countries.

The second theme: Youth and success stories

This theme aims to find the best photograph communicating a success story that stands for a personal, professional or athletic achievement. It may introduce a model of young people practicing their daily work showing patience and diligence, a model of perseverance and determination, or exerting efforts to overcome suffering and challenge conditions and strive to achieve success.

The third Theme: Our Islamic Heritage (a picture file)

A collection of pictures (a story or related photographs) depicting the facets of worship, Eids celebrations, customs, traditions, anniversaries or annual seasons associated with Islam, shall be presented in a file of no less than 5 pictures and no more than 10.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Photography

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

General conditions:

  1. Participants must be from 18 to 30 years old for both genders.
  2. Participation is allowed to young people of OIC Member States or youth representatives of non-OIC Member States.
  3. The participant must adhere to the event’s regulations and procedures as stated by the organizing committee.

Technical Criteria for Participation in the Photography Theme:

  • The participation would be open from July 1 to October 31, 2019, through registration and following up the participation steps on the website. This is an essential step for those wishing to participate.
  • There is no participation fee (free competition).
  • The participant has the right to submit between five and ten pictures, in the form of a story told in photographs –a series of interconnected photographs for the third theme only.
  • The participant has the right to submit up to 3 photographs in each of the other themes.
  • The photograph must be consistent with the contest theme and interests.
  • The participant can register in at least one theme, and he or she can participate in any of the five themes, provided that he or she participates on behalf of only one country.
  • One photograph can only be shared in one theme and cannot be re-shared in another theme or within the collection of photographs designated to the third theme.
  • The participant undertakes that the submitted photographs are his or her own, not duplicated or copied from another source.
  • The participant undertakes to submit the original photographs in the event he or she succeeds to attain the final stages of the competition.
  • Submitted photographs must be taken during the five years preceding the closing date of the contest.
  • Digital adjustments to improve (color saturation, cropping, and lighting) are allowed. However, no external elements should be added to the photograph.
  • Photographs that include any kind of nudity, contradict public morality, or illustrate offensive content to countries, beliefs or persons in any form, directly or implicitly, will not be accepted.
  • Framed photographs that include texts or signatures will not be accepted.
  • Photographs that exhibit violence, incitement to hatred or violation of human or animal rights will not be accepted.
  • Photographs portraying celebrities will not be accepted without submitting a written consent from the photographed person.
  • Photographs with deleted EXIF ​​data will not be accepted.
  • The Qatari Ministry of Culture and Sports has the right to use the photographs while retaining the photographers’ intellectual property.
  • Juries’ composition will be announced as soon as the competition is closed for submissions.
  • The decisions reached by the juries are final and may not be objected or challenged.
  • The photographer undertakes that the picture submitted to the competition belongs to him or her.
  • Photographs must not have won in other competitions before.
  • The pictures are to be sent on the event’s link, and no other means of sending the photographs would be accepted:
  • Submitted photographs must be in JPEG format with high quality 300 DPI, and no less than 2400 pixels for the photographs’ largest angle.
  • The size of the image must not exceed 10 MB.
  • The sent work file shall bear the person’s first and last name (in English).
  • The participation of the artist in the contest is an implicit acknowledgment of the intellectual property of the participating works of art, without the administration having any legal consequences or responsibilities related to the rights of others.
  • Participation will be canceled if the participant fails to comply with the above terms.

Opportunity Cost


– The host country will cover travel expenses to and from the participant’s country of residence as well as internal transportation, accommodation, and meals.

The first theme: Islamic values

  1. First place      : 50.000 riyals
  2. Second place : 40.000 riyals
  3. Third place     : 30.000 riyals
  4. Fourth place  : 20.000 riyals
  5. Fifth place      : 10.000 riyals
  6. Sixth place     : 10.000 riyals
  7. Seventh place: 10.000 riyals

The second theme: Youth and success stories

  1. First place      : 50.000 riyals
  2. Second place : 40.000 riyals
  3. Third place     : 30.000 riyals
  4. Fourth place  : 20.000 riyals
  5. Fifth place      : 10.000 riyals
  6. Sixth place     : 10.000 riyals
  7. Seventh place: 10.000 riyals

The third Theme: Our Islamic Heritage

  1. First place      : 50.000 riyals
  2. Second place : 40.000 riyals
  3. Third place     : 30.000 riyals
  4. Fourth place  : 20.000 riyals
  5. Fifth place      : 10.000 riyals
  6. Sixth place     : 10.000 riyals
  7. Seventh place: 10.000 riyals

How to Apply

First Step: Prepare the following documents:

  • The work file complying with the above terms.
  • Your CV.
  • Your passport .
  • A certified certificate proving good conduct.

Second Step: Fill the participation form before 31 october 2019.

The winners’ names in each field would be announced during the closing ceremony of Doha on January 17, 2020.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Abd El-hamid Zaghloul/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Rahaf Elkhodary/ Egypt

& Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team