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Young Author Category

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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