"Date Palm International Poetry” competition winners

[27-02-2023 10:49 PM]

Ammon News - Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation General Secretariat, announces the winners of the "Date Palm International Poetry" competition in its 7th Session (2023), which is held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Chairman of the Award’s Board of Trustees.

First Category (Official Arabic) results are as follows:
1- First Place: Ashraf Mohamed Abdel Aziz Mohamed
2- Second Place: Hawraa Ali Yousef Al-Hamili
3- Third Place: Reem Yassin Qaziz

Second Category (Nabatti) results are as follows:
1- First Place: Youssef Obaid Khamis Al Falasi
2- Second Place: Saleh Awad Ayed al-Nabaa
3- Third Place: Saleh bin Ali bin Mohammed Al-Hatemi

The total number of participants in the competition in its 7th Session was 716 poets from 17 Arab countries, who wrote their poems in the official Arabic language and the Nabatti accent in the love of the date palm tree and its impact.

This announcement was made in a press statement by Dr. Abdelouahhab Zaid, Award’s Secretary-General, after receiving the results of the poetry evaluation by the jury specializing in Nabatti poetry and literary criticism.

The Award’s Secretary General also added that the "Date Palm International Poetry" competition aims to employ Nabatti poetry as an important mean in developing public awareness of the importance of the date palm tree in terms of heritage, agriculture, food and economy.

This also helps in promoting the culture of date palm to revive one of the purposes of poetry and provide the Arab library and the poetry scene with a distinctive quality of poems in the love of the date palm tree, and encourage poets to create and write quality poems and allow everyone to compete in a transparent way.

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