Our submission process ensures the best nominees are rewarded
Submissions open for four months every year
Phase 1 evaluation of books (reading panel)
Announcement of Longlists
Phase 2 evaluation of books (panel of Judges)
Phase 3 evaluation of books (Scientific Committee reviews judges’ reports)
Announcement of shortlists
Phase 4 evaluation of books (Board of Trustees meets, evaluates scientific committee results and approves winners)
Announcement of Winners
Award Presentation Ceremony
Choose an appropriate category according to the subject of the work to submit. Candidates may submit a book in one category per award cycle.
Recognizes written works produced in languages other than the Arabic, tackling the Arab civilization and culture, including humanities, fine arts, literature (novels, short stories, poems) and history.
Covers literary, scientific and cultural books addressing various children’s groups and adolescents, whether it is fictional stories or simplified factual historical and scientific narratives, put in an artistic layout.
Consists of books in the fields of economics, sociology, management, politics, law and theology that contribute to a nation’s advancement, whether theoretic review or documenting practice.
Honors a prominent Arab or international figure (or organization) who has contributed to the advancement of the Arabic culture, embodies through his/her work tolerance and promotes peaceful coexistence.
Covers works of criticism in the fields of art, cinema, music, theatrical plays, studies of image, architecture, sculpture, historical ruins, folkloric arts, and history of literature and theories.
Represents works across various categories of literature including poetry, short stories, novels, biographies, theatrical plays and other types of arts.
Includes publishers, distributors, research institutions and cultural institutions, which promote culture through various forms of digital, visual and audio processes.
Recognizes translated works, either to or from Arabic, provided it maintains loyalty to original source, linguistic accuracy, and maintaining the context.
Recognizes works in science, literature, culture, fine arts and humanities, in addition to scientific theses that are published, produced by authors younger than 40 years.