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Submissions for the Competition are now closed.

This is just the beginning

The Best of Stories Competition 2022 is now closed but this is just the beginning. It’s been a remarkable journey so far with more to come.  If you missed the deadline and have a project that you would like supported or funded outside of the competition you can still submit it for consideration below.

To all the entrants, Jazak Allah khair for participating - we’ll keep you informed about all updates  via email.  

This competition has taken us by surprise! Thousands of entries have poured in from all over the world, a remarkable testament to the great creative wealth of this ummah.

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A BROAD RANGE OF

Categories

To reflect the diversity of Muslim creatives, over 50 categories and sub-categories are available for entries, each category having its own panel of judges and range of prizes.

Film & Video

Including:

Mobile phone Film, Short Film, Feature Film, Documentary, Journalism, Comedy Skits, 360 video
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ART & DESIGN

Including:

Painting, Calligraphy, Graphic Design, Comics, Street Art, Textiles, Digital Product Design
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INFLUENCER

Including:

YouTube, TikTok, Instagram
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EDUCATION

Including:

Courses/Tutorials, Curriculum Design, Training Programmes, Self Development, Teacher Recognition
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PHOTOGRAPHY

Including:

Your Best Picture, Photo Gallery
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QURAN RECITATION

Including:

Quran Recitation
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APPS, GAMES & ONLINE

Including:

Applications, Video / Games, Technical Innovations, Websites, Immersive, VR & Mixed Reality
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KIDS

Including:

Cartoons (Short Form), Movies (Feature Film), Songs, Children's Book, Toys
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ANIMATION

Including:

Long Form, Shorts
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SOUND

Including:

Vocals only Musical Composition, Nasheed, Spoken word, Podcasts, Motivational Speaker
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WRITING

Including:

Scriptwriting, Book, Poetry, Articles / Blogs, Playscript
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other

Including:

Any other types of media content.
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Film & Video

Including:

Mobile phone Film, Short Film, Feature Film, Documentary, Journalism, Comedy Skits, 360 video

ART & DESIGN

Including:

Painting, Calligraphy, Graphic Design, Comics, Street Art, Textiles, Digital Product Design
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INFLUENCER

Including:

YouTube, TikTok, Instagram
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EDUCATION

Including:

Courses/Tutorials, Curriculum Design, Training Programmes, Self Development, Teacher Recognition
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ANIMATION

Including:

Long Form, Shorts
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WRITING

Including:

Scriptwriting, Book, Poetry, Articles / Blogs, Playscript
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PHOTOGRAPHY

Including:

Your Best Picture, Photo Gallery
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QURAN RECITATION

Including:

Quran Recitation
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APPS, GAMES & ONLINE

Including:

Applications, Video / Games, Technical Innovations, Websites, Immersive, VR & Mixed Reality
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KIDS

Including:

Cartoons (Short Form), Movies (Feature Film), Songs, Children's Book, Toys
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SOUND

Including:

Vocals only Musical Composition, Nasheed, Spoken word, Podcasts, Motivational Speaker
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other

Including:

Any other types of media content.
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A BROAD RANGE OF

Prizes

Winners get both the exposure and financial support they need for the growth they deserve. There are also other valuable resources up for grabs!

Over $50,000 in prizes

Grand Prizes
$4000 USD per category

Additional Prizes

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Mentorship

An opportunity to have exclusive one to one mentoring with an industry expert for a duration of ONE year!
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Professional Training

The tools to sharpen your skills lie in learning, therefore a variety of online media training will be provided to you.
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Subscriptions

Whether you’re writing a script or shooting a film, we will provide you with the software you need to perfect your work.
MEET YOUR

Judges

Shabbir Hassan
Shabbir Hassan
Quran Recitation
Boonaa Mohammed
Boonaa Mohammed
Film & Video
Ilyas Mao
Ilyas Mao
Sound
Zeeshan Ali
Zeeshan Ali
Influencer
Peter Gould
Peter Gould
Art & Design
Naima B Robert
Naima B Robert
Writing
Peter Sanders
Peter Sanders
Photography
Felix Siauw
Felix Siauw
Influencer
Rawah Arja
Rawah Arja
Education
Talha Karatas
Talha Karatas
Apps & Online
Omar Esa
Omar Esa
Sound
Nabib el-Rahman
Nabib el-Rahman
Apps & Online
Fatima Barkatulla
Fatima Barkatulla
Writing
Nur Kareelawati Abd Karim
Nur Kareelawati Abd Karim
Mustafa Davis
Mustafa Davis
Photography
Qasim Arif
Qasim Arif
Art & Design
Salman Butt
Salman Butt
Writing
Michael Milo
Michael Milo
Kids
Muhammad Jalal
Muhammad Jalal
Sound
Amir Hamzah Hashim
Amir Hamzah Hashim
Art & Design
Mohammed Ali
Mohammed Ali
Art & Design
Roshan Salih
Roshan Salih
Writing
Shabbir Hassan
Shabbir Hassan
Imam, Public Speaker & Poet who offers a wide range of talent and creativity. Quran Recitation
Boonaa Mohammed
Boonaa Mohammed
Boonaa Mohammed is a critically acclaimed, award-winning playwrite, director and poet. Film & Video
Ilyas Mao
Ilyas Mao
A Somali - Canadian singer, songwriter, composer, producer, actor, and an entrepreneur. Sound
Zeeshan Ali
Zeeshan Ali
Muslim YouTuber, Comedian with 450K+ YouTube subscribers and millions of views. Influencer
Peter Gould
Peter Gould
Peter Gould leads Gould Studio, a strategic design team based in Sydney & Jakarta that advocates for 'heart-centered' design. Art & Design
Naima B Robert
Naima B Robert
Award-winning Author, Editor, Writing Coach. Writing
Peter Sanders
Peter Sanders
Peter Sanders has been the world’s pre-eminent photographer of the Muslim world for more than 50 years. Photography
Felix Siauw
Felix Siauw
Popular content creator and Co-founder of @YukNgajiID, one of the largest youth-based communities in Indonesia. Influencer
Rawah Arja
Rawah Arja
Rawah Arja is an acclaimed writer and teacher from Sydney, Australia who has featured in several writing festivals. Education & Writing
Talha Karatas
Talha Karatas
Talha Karatas is an entrepreneur and game & e-sports investment consultant in Turkey. App, Games & Online
Omar Esa
Omar Esa
Independent award-winning, chart-topping international vocals-only nasheed Artist. Sound
Nabib el-Rahman
Nabib el-Rahman
Engineering Executive focused on Ad-Tech and Gaming Monetization at Unity. Apps, Games & Online
Fatima Barkatulla
Fatima Barkatulla
British Islamic Scholar, Author and Presenter of the IlmFeed Podcast. Writing
Nur Kareelawati Abd Karim
Nur Kareelawati Abd Karim
Founder of the Muslims in Creative Media Industries (MiCMI) at the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. Education
Mustafa Davis
Mustafa Davis
Photographer and Filmmaker whose work has been exhibited globally. Photography
Qasim Arif
Qasim Arif
ILLM is the moniker of Qasim Arif, a visual artist with Pakistani roots based in The Netherlands. Art & Design
Dr. Salman Butt
Dr. Salman Butt
Chief Editor of Islam21C, an online publication with over 261K Followers. Writing
Michael Milo
Michael Milo
Co-founder and CEO of MuslimKids.TV streamed internationally. Kids
Muhammad Jalal
Muhammad Jalal
A lecturer in Politics and the host of The Thinking Muslim podcast. Sound
Amir Hamzah Hashim
Amir Hamzah Hashim
President of ANIMAS, the Animation Society of Malaysia. Art & Design
Mohammed Ali
Mohammed Ali
Street-Artist who has created murals, art installations, live performances and film projections around the world. Art & Design
Roshan Salih
Roshan Salih
Editor of 5Pillars, with 21+ years of experience in journalism reporting from over 25 countries. Writing

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