GUIDELINES
Rules • Prizes • Topics

FORMAT

MATIN Talks @ Home competition will proceed in two separate rounds:

Round 1 – Virtual presentations are given in front of a panel of judges. Top participants move onto round 2.

Round 2 – Participants selected from round 1 will move onto round 2. The top participants will give virtual talks and audience viewers select first, second and third place winners.

Note: Juniors and adults will compete separately, each with their own round 1 and round 2 competitions.


 

MATIN Talks Nationals will proceed in two separate rounds for both the juniors and adult divisions:

Round 1 – Presentations are given in front of a panel of judges during a closed off competition.

Round 2 – Participants selected from round one will move onto round two which will take place in front of another panel of judges and open to the public audience.

Note: Juniors and adults compete separately during round 1 but compete against each other during the final round (round 2).

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Originality of the argument
  • Linking your argument to Islamic thought and beliefs
  • Organization of ideas and thoughts
  • Presentation and speaking skills
  • Ability to engage audience without reading from a script or Powerpoint
  • Relatability and an active call for individual mobility
  • Authenticity of resources used. Useful websites for Islamic resources:

RULES & REGULATIONS

All presentations will be recorded. Video presentations and photos taken during the MATIN Talks competitions will be posted online for marketing purposes to reach a broader Muslim audience. MSA-PSG and MATIN Talks reserves the right to use and distribute all media taken.

Previous MATIN Talks participants can come back the following year, however, the talk must be on a different topic or an update of the idea previously presented.

No Age Limit, anyone can apply to speak at MATIN Talks.

Group presentations are permitted with a limit of 2 persons per group.

Juniors division events are students under the age of 16.

We reserve the right to disqualify any participants that do not adhere to the rules & guidelines set forth.

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Rules
  • Islamic dress code will be enforced.
  • Content theme must be Islamic in nature.
  • No logos or advertising on clothing.
  • Presentation should not exceed 10 minutes.
  • Presentation should use effective visual aids:  PowerPoint, Prezi software.
  • Short clips may be used with prior approval, however movies in presentation are not allowed.

Topic Suggestions

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Building a conversation between generations.

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Addressing division and social isolation within our communities.

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Creating a sustainable community.

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The power of diversity.

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Community activism.

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Lessons in community management.

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Current world events.

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Building communities with exponential impact.

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Being unapologetically Muslim.

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Service to community is service to humanity.

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Volunteer and community service.

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Networking

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Correct way to approach a rebellious youth.

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How to create a Mahdavi society.

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Muslim community outreach.

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Empowering the youth.

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Mending the broken trust, how to re-engage the youth.

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Leadership in the eyes of Imam Ali (AS).

This Year’s PRIZEs FOR 

Matin TALKS @ HOME

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FIRST PLACE
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SECOND PLACE
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THIRD PLACE