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[Call for Application] Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding

Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding was founded in 2015 and is supervised by a board of trustees, a steering committee and independent panels of judges. Its main goals are:

–          To honor translators and acknowledge their role in building bridges between nations and peoples of the world.

–          To encourage individuals, publishing houses, Arab and international organizations and institutions to show more interest in creative and quality translations from/into Arabic.

–          To enrich the Arab culture with significant works of world literature, art and science, and to equally enrich the world cultural heritage with translations of creative Arab and Islamic cultural products.

–          To acknowledge contributions made by any individual or institution to spreading the culture of peace and international understanding.

The total value of the Award is two million (US$2.000.000) US Dollars, divided into three categories: Translation Prizes (US$800.000), Achievement Prizes (US$1.000.000), and the Prize for international Understanding (US$200.000). Several languages and categories will be distinguished in the 2017 edition:

–          Translation from Arabic into English (200,000 USD)

–          Translation from English into Arabic (200,000 USD)

–          Translation from Arabic into French (200,000 USD)

–          Translation from French into Arabic (200,000 USD)

–          Achievement Award (200,000 USD)

Achievement Awards:

–          Translation from Arabic into Chinese (100,000 USD)

–          Translation from Chinese into Arabic (100,000 USD)

–          Translation from Arabic into Japanese (100,000 USD)

–          Translation from Japanese into Arabic (100,000 USD)

–          Translation from Arabic into Malay (100,000 USD)

–          Translation from Malay into Arabic (100,000 USD)

–          Translation from Arabic into Persian (100,000 USD)

–          Translation from Persian into Arabic (100,000 USD)

–          Translation from Arabic into Urdu (100,000 USD)

–          Translation from Urdu into Arabic (100,000 USD)

The applications’ deadline is the 31st of August.

For more information about the Award and the submission rules, please visit this website.

We would be very grateful if you could forward this message to any individual or institution who might be interested in applying in the various categories of the award.