Few things to do from the comfort of your home

Few things to do from the comfort of your home

By QLNews

Looking for something to do at home with your family? We have listed down our top 7 favorites to help you decide on how to get the best out of social distancing and win great prizes.

1. Mascot Design Competition by NMoQ

To mark its first-year anniversary, the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) has launched an Open Call for artists and designers, to submit creative designs for the museum’s new mascot. NMoQ has selected the dugong, a large marine mammal that has lived in Qatari waters for over 7,500 years, as its mascot. This initiative is part of the programming around the museum’s upcoming exhibition on dugongs set to open next year in collaboration with ExxonMobil Research Qatar.

The Arabian Gulf is home to the second largest population of Dugongs in the world, making them significant to Qatar. These mammals are currently on the World Wildlife Fund’s vulnerable list and raising awareness of the links to the museum’s key themes around sustainability and conservation. The design of the dugong should have a unique concept which symbolizes NMoQ’s identity and relates to Qatari culture, in an aesthetic and appealing manner.

The deadline for submitting designs is July 1, 2020, and independent artists and designers from all age groups and nationalities are welcome to submit their designs; international submissions are also welcome.  

The prize for the winning design will include major media and press interviews for the artist and coverage featuring the design, recognition by Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums (QM), and Sheikha Amna bint Abdull Aziz bin Jassim Al Thani, Director of NMoQ, a free culture pass membership and gift package from the NMoQ Gift Shop. If an international artist is selected, the prize will also cover a round-trip ticket to Doha.

2. Katara Writing Competition

As part of the Second Cultural activities and competitions For Students, katara is hosting writing competition. All residents of Qatar including citizens and expats with a valid residence permit can participate.

Participants must write about their actual experiences during the coronavirus pandemic.

Participants must give the following details: Name, Age, Qatar ID Number, Designation, Company name, and Nationality.

Topic: Working From Home

Word Limit: 1,500 words

Date: March 24 to April 20

Language: English

Entries must be sent to ec2020@katarph.com

3. Online Arabic Reading Competition for Children

Qatar National Library, in collaboration with Little Thinking Minds, is pleased to announce the first online reading competition through the 'I Read Arabic' program.

Language: Arabic

Age group: Children ages 5 - 12 

Registration: 25 - 28 March 2020

Competition: March 31 to April 23

The winners will be announced through the Library’s website between April 28-29, 2020.

The first 100 contestants who complete all tasks will be awarded a prize, in addition to gaining access to the, I Read Arabic platform, with all its features, for a full year.

4. Students Writing Competition

As part of the Second Cultural activities and competitions For Students, katara is hosting writing competition. Participants must write about their actual study-at-home experience during the coronavirus pandemic.

Participants must give the following details: name, age, name of the school, and nationality

Topic: Studying From Home

Word Limit: 1,500 words

Date: March 24 to 20 April 20

Age: 10-17 years

Language: English

Entries must be sent to ec2020@katarph.com

5. Katara 60 seconds Awareness

Katara cultural village foundation invites all photographers and short film fans to participate in 60 seconds awareness video competition to win great prizes.

The video should be filmed with a mobile phone, not a camera.

The video duration must be 60 seconds and filmed by the participant.

Participants must send their entities along with the name, contact number, and Qatar ID number to WhatsApp Number +974 6901 1303

Date: March 23 to April 30

Prizes:

First prize 25000QR

Second prize 15000QR

Third prize 10000QR

6. MIA Virtual Tour

Explore the museum of Islamic art to experience an inspirational virtual journey to explore the masterpieces of Islamic art, including metalwork, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, and glass and discover the world’s most popular Islamic collection from the comfort of your home.

Where: GoogleArts&Culture-MIA

Entry: Free

Time: 24 Hours

7. Qatar Museums

Qatar Museums invites students to submit proposals to the Public Art Annual Student Competition.

The competition is aimed at students who are either currently enrolled in universities in Qatar or Alumni who graduated within the last two years.

The competition provides an opportunity for students to propose an idea for a public artwork spanning various mediums, from installations, interventions, and performances.

The winners will gain monetary support to realize their proposal and exposure in the art industry.

Deadline to apply: April 30, 2020

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