Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature Sees Jump in Participation

The Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Lit, organized this year by The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), reported a 35 percent rise in participation over 2009, its inaugural year. That’s according to a press statement released yesterday.

It’s unclear how many entries prize organizers have received, or when a shortlist might be out. But Marwa Al Aqroubi, coordinator of the prize, said organizers have received a rich variety of books.

However, Al Aqroubi still “called on publishers from all over the world to participate in what is considered as the most important award of its kind in the region, encouraging them to compete for the Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature.”

The deadline for award submissions is August 31. The winning publisher, author, and illustrator will split the award of 1 million AED.

So…go on, yella! What are you waiting for?

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