Kuwait: Several competitions based on Kuwaiti and Gulf heritage are successfully ongoing at Rawdatain in North Kuwait.
This annual event held between March 1st and March 24th every year, was initiated by HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to encourage interest in national heritage. An Amiri grant by HH the Amir contributed to the successful organization of these competitions.
An Al-Naeemi male sheep beauty contest was held on Tueday which attracted nearly 4,000 spectators from Kuwait and other GCC Countries.
Kuwaiti participants won the top five spots; Male sheep ‘Ta’lam’ owned by Bader Nasser Al-Je’an won first prize of a car.
Second prize of KD 3,000 was awarded to the male sheep owner Mesh’al Al-Odwani and third prize of KD 1,000 to male sheep owner Khalid Al-Dosari.
Male sheep owners Khamees Al-Dosari and Nasser Abdullah Al-Arada won the fourth prize of KD 1,000 and the fifth prize of KD 500 respectively.
Al-Je’an expressed his delight over winning first place, claiming the competition this year was hard due to the unprecedented participation of several amateurs who owned very beautiful male sheep.
He said he entered two male sheep in the competition, stressing that this achievement should encourage participants to take more care of their sheep especially the ones prepared for such traditional competitions.
Meanwhile, in the camel beauty contest held this year, 19 participants took part for the first time.
Arbitrary Committee Chairman of Popular Inheritance Festival Sheikh Sabah Fahad Al-Nasser said the event attracted a large number of spectators from Kuwait and other GCC Countries who thoroughly enjoyed the contest and applauded cheerfully for the camels.
He also said the judges carefully applied all rules of the contest to announce the winners which was agreed by all participants and spectators.