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Rules • Prizes • Topics

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.

The competition (national) will proceed in two separate rounds:
Round 1 – In front of a panel of judges and a limited audience.
Round 2 – Participants selected from round one will move onto round two which will take place in front of another panel of judges and a larger audience.

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.

Children under the age of 13 can participate in groups of 2-3.

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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 12 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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Dealing with youth that are uninterested in activities at the center.

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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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The power of relationships.

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Volunteerism and community service.

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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).

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Networking

This Year’s PRIZES

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SECOND PLACE
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