After extensive preparations that lasted for two years, the 12th session was held from the 19-21 of October. The opening ceremonies were held at 11 am on Monday 19/10/2010 at the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo, under the patronage of His Excellency Haris Silajdzic. A host of guests attended, from both inside Bosnia and abroad, and they shared the attendance with an elite of journalists both Arab and foreign.
The speeches that were delivered on that day were delivered in this order:
- The President of the Foundation, the Poet Abdul Aziz Saud Albabtain, President of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for the Abdul Aziz Saud Albabtain Prize for Poetic Creativity.
- A speech by the patron of the session, His Excellency Dr. Haris Silajdzic, President of Bosnia and Herzogvina.
- A speech by the Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah but spoken on his behalf by Rashed Abdulmohsen Al-Hammad, Vice President of the Ministerial Committee for Legal Affairs, and Minister of Justice, and Minister of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs in Kuwait.
- A speech by His Excellency Amr Moussa, General Secretary of the Arab League.
- A speech by Sayyed Ammar Hakim, President of the Islamic Supreme Council, Iraq, and President of the Najjaf Celebrations Committee.
-A speech by Farouq Tshaaklovitsa, President of Sarajevo University.
- A speech by Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Omar Hashem, representative of the Grand imam Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar.
- A speech by His Holiness Pope Benedict the 16th, given by Allesandro Dreco, Archbishop of Bosnia & Herzegovina.
- A speech by Jose Augustus Lind Green Elvis, representative of the Brazilian Government.
- A speech by Mr. Anwar Mak Dizdar, son of the poet Mohammed Ali/Mak Dizdar
- A speech by the winners given by Dr. Salah Rizq.
The awards were distributed as follows:
1. Prize for Poetic Creativity, given to the great poet Lamia Abbas Imara, from Iraq.
2. Prize for Critical Creativity to Dr. Salah Rizq from Egypt
3. Prize for Best Diwan to Ahmed Hassan Mohammed from Egypt
4. Prize for Best Poem to Faris Harram from Iraq