The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the opening of acceptance of nominations for its tenth cycle of 2016, starting mid-May until the 30th of September 2015.
The award's executive office is now accepting nominations from creative individuals in any of the award's nine categories: Best Contribution to the Development of Nations, Children's Literature, including adolescent’s books, Young Author, Translation, Literature, Literary and Art Criticism, Arabic Culture in Other Languages, Publishing and Cultural Technologies, and Cultural Personality of the Year.
Regarding the standards of nominations for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award; all nominated works must have been published in a book within the last two years and must be written in Arabic, except for works nominated for the Translation Award, which can be translated either from or to Arabic.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award was launched in 2006, it is an independent award given annually to the creative persons from thinkers, publishers and youth, in honor of their contributions in the areas of authoring and translation in the humanities sciences, and bears the name of the late founder of the State Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It carries cash prizes totaling 7million Dirhams. The prize has honored over the last nine years over 60 personalities and corporate body.
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