The National Read and Rise Qur’an Competition 2019

Well done to everyone who participated – MashaAllah! 

The Read & Rise Qur’an Competition 2019 application phase is now complete, Alhamdulillah! 2019 has been amazing, with record numbers of applications in all regions, and judges were pleased to see so many high-calibre applicants.


Living the Qur’an

With more than 1000 applicants, we received lots of inspiring ‘Living the Qur’an’ articles and drawings; so many of you demonstrated a great desire to be more active members of your communities and contribute to society. We will be sending further details regarding these Civic Responsibility articles later, so keep an eye on the website!


Thank you!

The Read and Rise team and judges would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of you who made the effort to attend, participate or simply support those preparing and participating in the competition. You too have done an amazing job; May Allah (swt) reward every effort made and bless you abundantly, Ameen.



The shortlisting process is now complete and the 2019 winners names have been published (click here to view winners names). If your name is not among the winners of this year, we urge you to continue to strive and recite, and you never know next year may be the year for you! Insha’Allah! And remember, every word of Qur’an you recite is rewarded by Allah (swt).

Come along and celebrate with the winners at this years Awards Celebration & Conference
Click here for more details


Celebrating 10 years of Read and Rise

Every participant, whether they are a winner or not, will be sent information about the big event celebrating 10 years of the competition. The winners will attend the awards ceremony on this day too.

The ceremony will be held in October/November (date to be confirmed) in London. It will be a fun day with activities, talks and entertainment. It will be an exciting day for the winners to come and celebrate as special guests at the event. The judges and Read and Rise team will also be in attendance in recognition of their valuable feedback, continuous hard work and efforts with this competition. Further details of the Awards Celebration Day will be sent out to you later, so watch this space!!

There are opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to take part as well as guest speakers, stalls, and activity providers. We are expecting huge numbers to attend, so don’t miss out on this unique event. For more information about sponsorships or stall hire please contact Deborah Simpson at


Support us

We need YOUR HELP to continue delivering this competition. We simply can’t continue if we don’t have donors and sponsors supporting us. If you value the Read and Rise Qur’an Competition, then support us in delivering it.

Click here to donate or get in touch to discuss sponsorship opportunities