Doha: The Cultural Village Basis (Katara) has introduced that it had obtained 1,498 poems to compete for the Katara Prize for Prophet’s Poet (Peace be upon him). The award actions shall be organised from September 19 to 24.
January 31 was the deadline for submission of entries for the Prize, which is marking its fifth version this yr.
Katara Common Supervisor Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti mentioned that the variety of poets collaborating within the fifth version of the Katara Prize for Prophet’s Poet (Peace be upon him) is the biggest because the award was launched in 2016, with a rise of 29 p.c over the fourth version, during which 1,158 poets participated, noting that the prize committee of the fifth version obtained 1,358 poems within the classical class, and 140 poems in Al Nabati poetry class.
He identified that the biggest participation within the present version was from Egypt and Sudan, with 509 poems, adopted by individuals from the Arab Maghreb international locations with 378 poems, individuals from the Levant and Iraq with 333 poems, and individuals from the Arab Gulf states with 259 poems, whereas the variety of submissions from non-Arab international locations reached 19 poems.
The Katara Common Supervisor affirmed that the prize achieved widespread reputation and obtained an incredible interplay from poets and folks as a result of the Aristocracy of its aims, because it emphasizes the significance of poetry within the unity of the Islamic and Arab nation, expressing his deep due to the media accomplice of the prize: Qatar TV and the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) channel, wishing the individuals success.
For his half, common supervisor of the Katara Prize for Prophet’s Poet (Peace Be Upon Him) Khaled Abdul Rahim Al Sayed mentioned that the prize has obtained nice interplay from poets not solely within the Arab area however in different non-Arabic talking international locations. He identified that the Gulf participation witnessed improve, particularly in Al Nabati poetry class that reached 94 entries of complete 140 submissions in Al Nabati poetry class.
The competitors is split into two classes — Al Nabati poetry, a variant of classical poetry that’s in style within the Arabian Peninsula, and classical poetry. The much-coveted award carries large money prizes value a complete of QR4.2m. The primary prize winner in every class will take house a money prize of QR1m whereas winners of the second and third place positions will every obtain QR700,000 and QR400,000, respectively. The 30 shortlisted poems, that enter the preliminary spherical, shall be revealed in an annual e book which will even be made accessible in CD format.