Qatar Television is telecasting the various rounds of the competition in a series of episodes.
The 100 contestants were selected from a total of 1429 entries registered for the competition.
They are competing for the first five positions. The winners will be announced on the 26th day of Ramadan, after completion of the competition.
The first prize winner will get cash prize worth QR500,000 while the second and third prizes carry cash prizes of QR400,000 and QR300,000, respectively.
Winners of the fourth and fifth positions will get QR200,000 and QR100,000, respectively.
A panel comprising experts is judging the competition. The winners will be selected based on their style of rendering, voice quality and their adherence to the rules of recitation, among other factors.
Katara will produce a CD containing full chapters of the Holy Quran as recited by winner of the first prize in the competition. It will be recorded in the Katara studios.