The Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) announces the launch of the ICESCO Prize for Women’s Poetry: “Poem of the Year of Women 2021,” which will be awarded to three laureates during which the best poems will be published in a special collection.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Iran Book News Agency (IBNA), the prize, which ICESCO’s Arabic Language Centre for Non-Arabic Speakers will supervise, is part of the organization’s programmes celebrating the Year of Women, placed under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
The Award aims to promote women’s poetry in classical Arabic (fus’hâ) and revitalize its positive role in promoting cultural interaction and human communication. It also aims to enrich the Arab library and the poetic scene with a plethora of quality women’s poems, dealing with women, their concerns, hopes, and aspirations. The goal is also to consolidate the presence of creative women poets in the Arab literary spheres and allow them to compete and make known their achievements and roles in promoting society through literature.
A jury composed of ICESCO specialists and renowned poets will evaluate the poems to select three winners who will receive an award of US$ 2000, US$ 1500, and US$ 1000, respectively. ICESCO will also award the winners certificates of appreciation and publish the best poems in the competition.
ISESCO is a global organization based in Rabat for the education and training of science and culture, which operates under the auspices of the organization of Islamic cooperation in the fields of education, science, culture and communication in Islamic countries. The organization aims to strengthen cooperation between member countries in the fields of education, science, culture and communication.