Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has officially launched the second edition of the Rawi Diriyah (Diriyah Storyteller) competition. The competition will run until January 2024 and is open to middle and high school students from all over the Kingdom. It is expected to attract incredible interest from people interested in history and culture, specifically that of the Kingdom. This year’s event is sponsored by Exeed, a luxury SUV brand of the car manufacturer Chery, which launched in Saudi Arabia last year.
The Rawi Diriyah competition aims to showcase and promote the rich culture and heritage of Saudi Arabia through the art of storytelling. By preserving stories about Diriyah and Saudi Arabia, the competition contributes to the preservation of these narratives for future generations. In line with Vision 2030 goals, the competition seeks to instill Saudi culture in the minds of the youth of Saudi Arabia and empower a new generation of storytellers to uphold Diriyah’s heritage. By nurturing the storytelling skills among this group, the program seeks to provide them with valuable life skills while fostering a sense of belonging to their community. Overseen by experts from DGDA and the Ministry of Education, the competition will honor Diriyah’s history through the vivid and compelling tales shared by participants.
The Rawi Diriyah competition aims to showcase and promote the rich culture and heritage of Saudi Arabia through the art of storytelling
The competition and the cherished stories it brings to light are a testament to the pride we feel in Saudi Arabia’s society and its rich history. Preserving and maintaining this heritage is our duty, as it instills it in the hearts and minds of Saudi youth.
During its inaugural edition in late 2020, Rawi Diriyah captivated a vast audience, capturing the interest of approximately 250,000 talented male and female students. Among them, twelve exceptional students, both boys and girls, emerged as finalists, with the total number of participants exceeding half a million.
Registration for the competition will be open from October 2 to November 14, 2023.