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Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation announces the names of the winners of the poetic creativity awards.

February 1, 2020

Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation has announced the winners of its seventeenth edition of the Poetry Creativity Awards in the fields of poetry and criticism. The award branches encompass the Best Poetry Collection, Best Poem, Best Critical Work in the field of poetry, in addition to the Honorary Award.

The first place in the Best Poetry Collection category was shared by two poets, each receiving a prize of twenty thousand dollars. The poets are Abdulaziz Al Hammami from Tunisia for his collection "Hadeel Al-Ghaymah," and Abdullah Al-Shurbaji from Egypt for his collection "Al-Ashaqan."

The Best Poem category was also shared, with each poet receiving a prize of ten thousand dollars. The poets are Kawthar Al-Zain from Tunisia for her poem titled "Shatahaat," and Nojoud Al-Qadi from Yemen for her poem "Ghadon Kharij Al-Nass."

In the field of poetry criticism, the award was also shared, with each critic receiving a prize of twenty thousand dollars. The critics are Dr. Youssef Ouaglissi from Algeria for his book "The Objective Analysis and Poetic Discourse", and Dr. Ahmed Al-Zoubi from Jordan for his book "Manifestations of Contemporary Poetry".

Meanwhile, poet Moustafa Akramah from Syria received the Honorary Award for this edition, valued at fifty thousand dollars. This award is not subject to judging but is selected by the Chairman of the Foundation, poet Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain.

In the youth category, the poetess Iba'a Al-Khatib from Syria won the award for the Best Poetry Collection for her work titled "B'Ay Jarh Alamsak" with a value of ten thousand dollars. In the field of the Best Poem, poet Ali Hassan Ibrahim Salman from Bahrain won for his poem "Kama Al-Nabiyyun wa Al-Tajalli Al-Hurr" with a value of five thousand dollars.

The winners of this edition will be honored at the 13th Arab Poetry Spring Festival, organized by the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation, which will take place on the 24th of March at Albabtain Central Library for Arabic Poetry.

In this regard, the Chairman of the Foundation, Mr. Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, congratulated the winners of these awards and stated that these awards are one of the Foundation's main objectives, established with the purpose of supporting poetry and the Arabic language, even before expanding its scope to encompass the culture of peace.

He added that the primary mission of the Foundation is embodied in its support for poetry and the Arabic language, aiming to keep the Arab poetry (Register of the Arabs) alive in the hearts of the Arab nation, as it represents one of the pillars of the Arabic language. Albabtain emphasized that the awards allocated for the youth category have yielded positive results, evident in the substantial participation from the younger generation. This signifies that the correction and continuation of the poetic tradition will be carried on by these young poets, following in the footsteps of the seasoned veterans of poetry.

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