It is an annual award dedicated to writers and literary and creative talents in the field of writing short stories. It aims to disseminate meaningful stories and to enhance positive values, and to focus on the Arabic language as a fount of knowledge. The Short Story award puts the spotlight on children and the emerging youth, as it directs the interests of writers and literary and creative figures towards authorship which fulfills the need for reading and knowledge, and that enriches the literary landscape with creative productions that refine society’s values. In its 9th session, the Short Story Award is looking out for more creativity after successfully holding 8 sessions of excellence, and publishing the winners’ stories in various schools and book exhibitions. The current session has introduced a new category, ‘bedtime stories’.
Writers, literary figures and creative talents, from the Emirati and expat communities, in the field of story-writing and children’s literature.