Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Award is presented every two years to a
group of outstanding Arab writers and intellectuals for their poetry,
stories, novels, play, criticism and literary studies, and futuristic
and humanitarian studies. The only condition is that their work must
reflect Arab thought, portray the aspirations of Arab people and
influence scholarly, literary and cultural life. The Award can be
presented to nominee for one or more outstanding works, which have had
deep impact on Arab cultural life.
Award shall be presented to nominees depending on their creativity
regardless of their ideology, religion, colour, or gender.
The Award shall be independent and free from any interference or pressure whatsoever.
Objectives of the Award
Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Awards aims at honouring, encouraging
and supporting Arab scholars, litterateurs and intellectuals so they can
play their role in cultural, intellectual and scientific development in
the Arab Homeland.
Categories of the Award
The Award is given to one poet and may be shared between two poets.
2. Story, Novel and Play
The Award is given to a winner in one of the three genres and may be shared between two winners from one or two genres.
- Criticism and Literary Studies
The Award is given to a winner in criticism or literary studies and may be shared between two winners from one or two genres.
4. Futuristic and Humanitarian studies.
Award is given to a winner in futuristic or humanitarian studies and
may be shared between two winners from one or two genres.
- The Award for Scientific and Cultural Achievement
The Award is presented every two years to:
Arab litterateurs, intellectuals, writers, artists, scientists who have
served Arabic culture and have a significant impact on the development
of literature, criticism, intellectualism, philosophy, humanities,
economics, applied and theoretical sciences, medicine, and arts.
cultural and scientific organisations such as universities, institutes,
colleges and research centres which have significantly contributed to
the development of literature, arts and sciences in the Arab Homeland.
of the Award cannot nominate the other categories of the Sultan Bin Ali
Al Owais Cultural Award; The Award is given once only to the winners.