DUBAI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM – June 13, 2021) The Emirates Literature Foundation’s search for the country’s top young storytellers has begun, with the launch of its annual creative writing competition for students , the Story Writing Competition.
A staple of the academic calendar, the competition is held in Arabic and English and is open to full-time students from CCG schools, colleges and universities. It is divided into categories according to age: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-17 and 18-25. Winners will be honored at a special ceremony at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in 2022, and the winning works are published in an anthology.
The contest is extremely popular, with over 3,600 stories entered last year. This year, the theme of the competitions is “Here Comes the Sun”. The deadline for submission is November 3, 2021.
Isobel Abulhoul, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation, commented: “The theme 2022 can be seen as positive and uplifting, but we have known from previous years that there is no end to the creativity with which young storytellers can interpret it. I can’t wait to see how this year’s participants develop their stories while giving free rein to their imaginations. “