Saudi Culture Ministry launches folklore competition

The Saudi Embassy in Egypt holds an artistic ceremony for the Saudi heritage on the occasion of the National Day on Sept. 23, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 26 September 2019

Saudi Culture Ministry launches folklore competition

  • The competition, which will run for two months

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Culture has announced the launch of the folklore competition, as part of its project to document the Kingdom’s national heritage through reviving Saudi folklore.

The competition, which will run for two months, was launched on Wednesday. It aims to motivate all members of the community to participate in documenting folklore treasures through video or audio clips in three tracks: Dance, music, tales and legends.

There will be 10 winners for each track. Winners of the competition will receive prizes of up to SR1 million ($266,655).  

In the dance track, contestants are required to record a folk dance from a region of the Kingdom that has a historical significance. The submission should include information about the dance. 

In the music track, contestants should submit a folk music piece from a region in the Kingdom that has historical significance, and they may use popular instruments. 

In the tales and legends track, participants are required to submit a recording of popular oral narratives that have a historical significance in the Kingdom.


Saudi ministry launches awareness expo on women’s legal rights

Updated 15 min 16 sec ago

Saudi ministry launches awareness expo on women’s legal rights

  • The forum will include a knowledge corner offering specialized counselling on personal status

RIYADH: An expo aimed at raising awareness among Saudi women of their legal and judicial rights has been launched in the Kingdom.

The Ministry of Justice’s three-day Judicial Culture Forum titled, “Knowledge and Enrichment,” will run until Saturday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. in Jouri Mall, Taif.

As well as highlighting legal rights, the event is also designed to advise women on how to easily and efficiently access the country’s judicial services.

Part of the ministry’s National Transformation Program of initiatives, the forum will include a knowledge corner offering specialized counselling on personal status, and a systems corner showing how procedures are operated for women.

A sign-language interpreter will be present to help answer queries from people with hearing difficulties, and there will also be a judicial section to advise visitors on matters such as alimony, family reunification and reconciliation.

The Najiz electronic justice services platform will have a display at the forum and a children’s corner will look after kids while also making them aware of their legal rights.