With regard to the unique and valuable spiritual capacity of Arbaeen of Lord of the World’s martyrs, Imam Hussein (AS), which is accompanied with the rally of millions of his lovers from all over the world, Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) in 2014 decided to hold an infra-national event, with the aim of reflecting manifestations of this international religious event in a proper way to the world. Wherever words cannot convey the greatness of a message, the best communication medium would be the language of art. That is why ICRO decided to fulfill its mentioned intention by holding an international award annually with a concentration on photos, videos and travelogues to spread the message of Arbaeen and Ashoura.
The first Arbaeen International Award, was held in 2014. In response to the big welcome of Imam Hussein's (AS) pilgrims from this award, the next courses of this international award were held in greater dimensions in the next years. Relying on the Almighty God’s help, the fifth course of International Arbaeen Award will be held this year as well, to commemorate martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), and to depict the valuable spiritual capacity of Arbaeen.