The “Saudi Landmarks” competition is a contest aimed to encourage the youth’s creativity and patriotism. It has been introduced by Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Issa.
The aim of the competition as stated by the minister is “…to solidify the concepts of patriotism and the Saudi and Islamic identities… it also aims to direct the creative energy of the youth to strengthen their awareness of the past, to contribute to the future, and motivate the students to learn through entertainment.”
The competition will include the popular video game Minecraft as an education tool to accommodate for the following reasons:
- Discovering creative talent in Saudi youth
- Make sure there is a solid interest regarding Saudi culture
- Involve the youth in generating their own perception of what the 2030 Saudi vision includes and encouraging their creative imagination throughout
As stated under the competition guidelines à “The competition will spark and involve the youth’s attention in a productive cause by creating challenges for users in creating landmarks that fall under one of the following categories”:
- Historical Sites
- Modern Sites
- Futuristic Sits regarding the 2030 vision
- Hajj and Umrah Sites
Registration is open from the 10th of August to the 3rd of September
Nominations will be held from the 6th – 10th of September
Then, Boot Camp will be from the 22nd to the 24th of September
Voting – from the 26th of September to the 5th of October
The Final Event’s date is still to be determined
Participants can compete as individuals or groups of 2-4 maximum. Under each of the four categories (historical, modern, futuristic and Hajj & Umrah sites) there will be three winners à one from elementary school, one from intermediate & high school and one group.
To all the youth, unleash your creative tendencies and register for the Saudi Landmarks competition TODAY!