Emirates Literature Foundation is looking for the UAE’s best young writers and poets. Kids aged 11 and under, 12-14 and 15-17 years old can apply in both Arabic and English categories to win.
The annual Taaleem Award for Poetry and the Story-Writing Competition accepts entries from full-time students in schools from all over the GCC, with the winners to be honoured in special ceremonies held at the next Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in 2020. Winning pieces will also be published in a commemorative book.
Last year, more than 1,000 entries were submitted for the Taaleem Award for Poetry and more than 3,000 for the story-writing competition. The theme this year is “Tomorrow” and submissions will be open until Sunday October 6.
“The 2020 theme is bound to inspire our budding poets and story-tellers. We’re looking forward to another year of creativity as students interpret ‘Tomorrow’, unleash their imaginations and surprise us all with their original and thought-provoking tales and verses,” says Isobel Abulhoul, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation.
The Emirates Literature Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which supports and nurtures a love of literature in the UAE and the region. The Foundation is also the governing body of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, which returns in 2020.
For requirements and submission details, visit. emirateslitfest.com/whats-on/competitions/.