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Sheikh Zayed Guide Award Invitations Entrants For sixteenth Version

Writers and publishers are being invited to submit their entries for subsequent 12 months’s Sheikh Zayed Guide Award (SZBA), the Arab world’s most prestigious literary award. The submission interval for the 16th version of the SZBA, organised by the Arabic Language Centre, a part of the Division of Tradition and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), will run from June till 1 October, 2021.

The announcement follows the success of the 15th version’s digital awards ceremony, which obtained widespread reward and publicity after it was broadcast throughout social media and tv networks on 24 Might.

“We now welcome submissions for the subsequent version of this prestigious literary prize, with the tributes of the 15th version’s success nonetheless garnering consideration in literary circles,” mentioned HE Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Secretary Basic of the Sheikh Zayed Guide Award and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre. “We owe this success to not probability or improvisation, however to our disciplined planning, evaluation and foresight to current the Sheikh Zayed Guide Award to the world in a fashion that matches its namesake, standing and place as a hub of creativity, tradition, literature, translation and publishing.

“Whether or not it’s held just about or conventionally, the award has proved by the use of instance that it’s worthy of world’s respect and appreciation.”

The 15thversion of the Sheikh Zayed Guide Award obtained a document variety of submissions, totalling 2,349 from 57 international locations –a rise of 23percentin comparison with the earlier 12 months. This brings the full variety of submissions to have competed for the award’s 9 classes since its inception to 19,095.

Winners of the 15thversion of Sheikh Zayed Guide Award included Egyptian poet and author Iman Mersal, who gained the Literature award for her guide Within the Footsteps of Enayat al-Zayyat, which was printed by Al Kotob Khan Library in 2019. Saudi tutorial and critic Dr. Asma Muqbel Awad al-Ahmadi gained the Younger Writer class for her crucial research The Issues of the Narrated Self within the Saudi Feminist Novel (1999 – 2012), printed by Arab Scientific Publishers Inc. in 2020. The Literary and Artwork Criticism award went to Tunisian researcher Khelil Gouia for his pioneering work The Path of Modernisation within the Visible Arts, From Drawing to Portray, printed by Med Ali Editions in 2020, whereas Lebanon’s Dar al Jadeed gained the Publishing and Expertise class.

Winners additionally included Tunisian author Mizouni Bannani, who obtained the Youngsters’s Literature award for his guide An Artist’s Journey, printed by Dar Al Mua’nasa Publishing in 2020. Egyptian author and researcher Dr. Saeed El-Masry gained the Contribution to the Growth of Nations class for his guide Legacy of Supremacy between Folklore and Faith, which was printed by Batana Publishing and Distribution in 2019. American researcher Tahera Qutbuddin got here first within the Arab Tradition in Different Languages ​​class for her guide Arabic Oration: Artwork and Operate, printed by Brill Publishers in 2019. American translator Michael Cooperson picked up the Translation award for his guide Impostures, for translatingMaqamat al-Hariri from Arabic to English, printed by the Library of Arabic Literature of New York College – Abu Dhabi.

The submission interval for 16th version of the SZBA was introduced on the latest assembly of its Scientific Committee, chaired by HE Dr. bin Tamim. Additionally in attendance had been comittee members Professor Dr. Khalil Al Sheikh from Jordan, Juergen Boos from Germany,  poet and researcher Sultan Al-Ameemi from the UAE, Jordanian-German translator Mustafa Al-Slaiman, Professor Floréal Sanagustin from France, Professor Dr. Muhammad Abu al Fadl Badran from Egypt, Jordanian-American tutorial Dr. Khaled Al-Masri, and Professor Mohammad Al-Safrani from Saudi Arabia.

The classes for the 16th version embrace Literature, Translation, Contribution to the Growth of Nations, Arabic Tradition in Different Languages, Youngsters’s Literature, Literary and Artwork Criticism, Younger Writer, Publishing and Expertise, and Cultural Character of the Yr.

The SZBA welcomes self-nominations from the authors themselves, or publishing homes can submit their guide nominations after acquiring the authors’ written consent. The nominated authentic works have to be written in Arabic, besides the ‘Translation’ class,  the place it have to be translated to or from Arabic. The opposite exception is the ‘Arabic Tradition in Different Languages’class, the place the entries ought to be printed in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Russian.

Extra info on digital submission necessities and processes could be discovered at

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Natasha D’Souza – Affiliate PR Director

Maryam Danagege- Sr. PR & Media Relations Govt

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