Under the Patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Under the Patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Tolerance Decathlon Projects


Tolerance Decathlon is a unique challenge for the student community to exhibit their perspectives on tolerance through various art forms, such as stage plays, short stories, paintings, research papers, as well as present their initiatives that would serve the society. Winners will be celebrated during the world tolerance summit to be held November 13-14, at Madinat Jumeirah.

Rules & Regulations

  • The Ministry of Education, and educational institutions are responsible to monitor students taking part in the Tolerance Decathlon in accordance with stipulated conditions and rules.
  • The educational institutions can determine categories of contest for their students and stay updated with the Tolerance Decathlon updates.
  • Each institution has to inform their student participants about the Tolerance Decathlon.
  • Universities have to submit the duly filled application forms on behalf of the students, and a committee will shortlist eligible contestants, and call them for an interview
  • Students who have direct contacts with the judging panel members are not allowed to compete in the decathlon.
  • The judges must ensure that submitted works are done by the students themselves and exclude any work involving external assistance to the student.
  • The judging panel is committed to follow timeframe of each stage.
  • Projects submitted to the Tolerance Decathlon must not have been previously exhibited, published or participated in other competitions.

Stage plays

  • Participant can be either an individual or a group.
  • Students participating in this category are obliged to present a theatre performance that confines to the heritage and cultures, as well as with realistic ideas that call for the spread of tolerance. It should not include any ideas that promote hatred or racism.
  • It is prohibited to display any act that violates public morals, use any profanity or obscene words.
  • The name of any tribe, state, religion is forbidden in the plays.
  • The play will be presented to the jury and discussed by its members.
  • The play must be in Arabic or English only.

Performance Act

  • Participation in this category is individual.
  • Each school or university participating can qualify with only one student.
  • Content that defines a country / religion / tribe will be excluded from the competition.
  • All levels of language proficiency, including grammar and language structure, must be observed in the artistic presentation.
  • The contestant is required to present in decent clothes.
  • Content must reflect how to spread tolerance and peace and to establish the principles of justice and equality.
  • The presentation must be done by the student himself.

Art Exhibition

The contestant has to:

  • Provide a draft of the idea to be presented in the art exhibition.
  • The idea has to be expressive, and symbolises tolerance and peace.
  • Submit the exhibition booth design to the jury
  • Provide the required tools and components to set the booth
  • Be present at the booth to explain the artwork to visitors

Short story, or virtual scientific study

  • Participation can be either an individual or a group
  • Each organization can participate with only one story.
  • The story should be based on methodology and realism and call for spreading tolerance and justice, and rejecting extremism and hatred.
  • The study paper must depend on scientific methodology.
  • Its framework must be modern and offers advanced insights.
  • A minimum of 1,000 words.
  • The nominated story is presented to the jury for discussion.
  • The content is characterized by local or global reality.
  • The content should not have been published previously.
  • The file should be submitted in PDF format.

Community initiatives

  • Participation can be either an individual or a group.
  • The initiative must be realistic and comprehensive.
  • The study should include a general vision of the initiative, its idea, objectives, components, target groups, results and societal impact.
  • The initiative must be directly linked to the ideology of tolerance.
  • The participating party is obliged to attend the scientific discussion with the jury.
  • Allow the jury to meet with one of the target groups of the initiative.
  • This initiative should directly contribute to the happiness of the community, or be linked to projects that serve the development and growth of future cities.
  • The initiative should have results in enriching cognitive, cultural and societal content in the areas of tolerance.

Registration Closed

Please Submit your project details before October 31st. 


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