A total of 90 countries applied to participate at the competition out of which 52 countries will definitely be participating at the event, the head of high council for the International Quran Competition Hojjatoleslam Ali Mohammadi mentioned in a press conference on Saturday.
The competition will be inaugurated by President Mahumd Ahmadinejad and Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani will attend the closing ceremony, he said.
On June 2, a congress will be held for female Quranic scholars. Also, the winners in the research section, to be selected from 450 Iranian and 20 foreign participants, will be announced at the event.
The 16-member jury consists of eight Iranian and eight foreign Quranic scholars, he mentioned.
The contest will be held in three sections, including recitation of the Quran, memorization of the Quran and articles on Quranic issues.