One of the Arab World's most prestigious and well-funded prizes
Submit A Book
About the Award
About Sheikh Zayed Book Award
Local and International partners
Translation Rights Guide
Translated Excerpts of SZBA Winning Titles
Back to Categories
Submission and Entry Rules
The submitted work shouldn’t be previously awarded by an international/ prominent Prize or submitted to any other award at the time of submission.
Re-submission for the same work is accepted if time condition is still valid. However, the application form should be filled out and new copies of the work submitted.
The work must be published in a book format and within the last two years.
The book must be written in Arabic.
The nominees can submit one book only each year.
The submitted books must have the ISBN number to verify property rights.
If there is a co-author or artist who took part in the production, their details should be included in the submission form, and upload his documents.
The award maintains the right to withhold a Prize or withdraw it if deemed compulsory.
Submitted books are archived at Dar Al Kutub post submission; we regret we cannot return them back to nominees.
Connect with us
For any questions or inquiries, contact us on
View All Winners
Ali Jaafar Al Allaq
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Bensalem Himmich
Dr. Abdel Rasheed Mahmoudi
Jamal Al Ghitani (1945-2015)
Ibrahim al Kouni
Dr. Waciny Laredj
Learn More About How to Submit a Book
Submit A Book