According to masjed-alkufa website, the city’s grand mosque is hosting the Quranic event, which began on Thursday.
Selected university students from across the country are competing at the contest on memorization and recitation of the Holy Quran.
The panel of judges is made up of prominent Iraqi Quranic figures.
The competition will wrap up on Saturday evening.
Quranic activities have significantly developed in Iraq since the 2003 overthrow of former dictator Saddam Hussein.
There has been a growing trend of Quranic programs such as competitions, recitation sessions and educational programs held in the country in recent years.