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Nomination and Entry Rules
The maximum age of the nominees in the "Young Author" prize should not exceed 40 years.
The nominated work shouldn’t be previously awarded by an international/ prominent Prize or nominated in any other award at the time of submission.
Re-nomination 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 translation must be from Arabic to any language or from any language to Arabic.
The nominees can nominate one book only each year.
The nominated 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 nomination form, and upload his documents
The award maintains the right to withhold a Prize or withdraw it if deemed compulsory.
Nominated books are archived at Dar Al kutub post submission; we regret we cannot return them back to nominees.
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Dr. Mohamed Al-Maztouri
Dr. Asma Muqbel Awad Al-Ahmadi
Dr. Abderrezak Belagrouz
Ahmad Al Qarmalawy
Dr. Rami Abu Shehab
Dr. Adil Hadjami
Prof. Layla Al Obaidi
Dr. Mohammad Al Mallakh
Dr. Youcef Oghlici
Dr. Mahmoud Zein Al-Abedeen
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