Objectives & Value

Objectives & Value

AWARD OBJECTIVES

The Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature aims to support the children’s book industry in the Arab world and achieve the following objectives:

  • To raise the standards of children’s book production in the Arab world.
  • To recognize children's books that are distinctive, contemporary and novel and that enrich Arabic children's literature.
  • To demonstrate that books continue to be the principal cultural product in the midst of diverse electronic alternatives available today.
  • To encourage publishers, writers and illustrators towards increased innovation in the field of children’s book publishing.

Value of the Award

The Award is worth one million and two hundred thousand dirhams (AED 1,200,000), distributed as follows:

Early Reader Category

180,000 AED to be awarded as following:

60,000 AED for the Author 60,000 AED for the Illustrator 60,000 AED for the Publisher

Picture Book Categor

180,000 AED to be awarded as following:

60,000 AED for the Author 60,000 AED for the Illustrator 60,000 AED for the Publisher

Chapter Book Category

180,000 AED to be awarded as following:

60,000 AED for the Author 60,000 AED for the Illustrator 60,000 AED for the Publisher

Young Adult’s Book Category

180,000 AED to be awarded as following:

90,000 AED for the Author 90,000 AED for the Publisher

Comic Book Category

180,000 AED to be awarded as following:

60,000 AED for the Author 60,000 AED for the Illustrator 60,000 AED for the Publisher

WARSHA

Etisalat Award Workshops for Children’s Books

300,000 AED

The award money will be paid once the UAEBBY receives the complimentary copies of the winning book.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNER

The UAEBBY management will announce the winner within three months of the deadline for receiving entries, unless there are circumstances beyond the UAEBBY's control. Before the announcement of the winner, the UAEBBY will announce the short list. These announcements are made once the UAEBBY management endorses the decision of the judging panel. Since 2010, the winners of the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Books have been announced during the Sharjah International Book Fair.

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