Thursday, 16 November 2017

Sultan Qaboos Awards for Culture, Arts and Literature winners for 2017 announced

The Sultan Qaboos Higher Center for Culture and Science (SQHCCS) has named this year's winners for the Sultan Qaboos Awards for Culture, Arts and Literature, the Oman News Agency has reported.

The Sultan Qaboos Awards for Culture, Arts and Literature is an annual award that is awarded every two years, alternating between Arab recipients in one year, and Omanis only the next year. In its sixth incarnation, the awards are devoted to Arabs in economic studies within culture and architectural design, as well as for arts and literary criticism within literature.

The award for economic studies in culture was given to Jalaluddin Ahmed Amin from Egypt, while Saad bin Abdul Rahman al-Bazai from KSA received the award for literary criticism. The award for architectural design in art was withheld as the nominees did not meet the standards for the award.

Habib bin Mohammed al-Riyami, Secretary General of SQHCCS said the awards indicate the level of cultural, artistic and literary life at the local and Arab levels. He shared that there were 26 nominees for the award for economic studies, 22 submitted for architectural design and 28 for literary criticism.