Thank you for participating in the “Palestine: Land of Olives and Unwavering Determination” writing competition! Submissions are now closed, and winners will be announced on January 30, 2024.
Palestine: Land of Olives and Unwavering Determination
Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press is pleased to organize a creative writing competition open to students only, under the theme ‘Palestine: Land of Olives and Unwavering Determination.’ This initiative is a tribute to the struggle and resilience of the Palestinian people, as well as a call for talent and creativity.
This competition aims to:
- Provide students with the opportunity to express themselves and their feelings about what is happening in Palestine today.
- Encouraging the abilities of students to write short stories, personal thoughts and essays, poetry, or any other form of creative writing.
- Contribute to the development of skills in literary expression and writing, as well as provide an opportunity for vocabulary enrichment.
- Strengthen the relationship between the home and the school and establish a practice beyond publishing books to discovering, developing, and nurturing talent.
Terms and Conditions of Participation:
- Participation is limited to students in the secondary and preparatory levels only.
- Applicants may submit their written works in either Arabic or English.
- The topic of submission should revolve around the issue of Palestine.
- The submission must fall into one of the forms of creative writing (short stories, thoughts and essays, poetry, etc).
- The deadlines to submit is January 24, 2024.
- To apply, applicants must complete and submit the form found at the following link:
HBKU Press will be awarding the top three applicants from each age group a prize of 1,000 Qatari Riyals, as well as a collection of best-selling books.