Reading Competition

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The More that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” – Dr. Suess


The reading competition aims to encourage the member children to invest their time during winter break in developing and widening their knowledge, to discover a world of science, fun and adventures in order to help in reducing the psychological effect of Covid-19 pandemic which resulted in closing many places designated for children.  


The Reading Competition Outline:

  • Duration: from Thursday, 14 January 2021 to Saturday, 6 February 2021.
  • Who can participate: Current Museum members of children between 7 and 12 years old.
  • Participants’ categories and qualifying criteria for each category:


First category

7 & 8 years (2nd and 3rd grade):

Reading 6 books suitable for the age group, each book should not be less than 10 pages.


Second category


9 & 10 (4th and 5th grade):

Reading 6 books suitable for the age group, each book should not be less than 15 pages.


Third category

11 & 12 (6th and 7th grade)

Reading 6 books suitable for the age group, each book should not be less than 20 pages.



Book Selection Criteria:

  1. The book topics should vary, and the number of books selected in any of the   following categories should not be less than 2 books out of 6.

(at least 3 of them are from the Museum's library)

  • Science: different fields of science like religion, astronomy and geography.
  • History and Literature: such as stories, novels and countries’ history.
  1. The books should be in Arabic or English.
  2. Reading the school curriculum, magazines and newspapers will not be considered in the competition. 



Registration and Participation:

  1. To register, you must call us at the Museum’s phone number 065411479, or by sending a message on WhatsApp to the number dedicated for Museum Members 0799566506.
  2. Last day for registration is on Thursday 21 January 2021.
  3. Each participant should use the book summary form (Annex1), which will be sent to all participants by Email upon registration.
  4. A guide to the Evaluation criteria will be sent to all participants upon their registration, for their reference.
  5. Last day to submit all books’ summaries is on Saturday 6 February 2021. No summaries will be accepted after this date.
  6. The books’ summaries can be delivered by hand to the librarian in an envelope or by email . The following information should be written on the envelop or in the email body:
  • Child’s name
  • Parent’s/ Guardian’s name
  • Mobile number
  • Email address   


Qualifying Stages and Winners Announcement




First stage

From 7-Feb-2021 to 18-Feb-2021

  • Evaluation of the books’ summaries according to the evaluation criteria for the first stage mentioned in the evaluation criteria guide.
  • Selection of 3 candidates for each category
  • Informing the candidates that they are qualified to be in the second stage by phone, and set an appointment for a Zoom interview with them.
  • Inform non-qualified participants by email or SMS.  

Second Stage

From 21-February 2021 to 25-February 2021

  • Interview the candidates via Zoom.
  • Choose one winner for each category.


28-February 2021

  • Inform the winners by a phone call.
  • Announce the winners through Museum’s social media accounts and via email.

Please click here to download book summary template


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