The BA Extends the Application Deadline for El-Abnudi Prize for Slang Poetry and Critical Studies

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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in cooperation with Hassan Rateb Foundation for Creativity, announces that it has extended the application deadline for Abdel Rahman El-Abnudi Prize for Slang Poetry and Critical Studies to 15 February 2021, due to the current difficult circumstances brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

The BA opened a call for application in October 2020 for the third round of the Great Poet Abdel Rahman El-Abnudi Prize for Slang Poetry and Critical Studies. The Competition is hosted at Sinnari House, affiliated to the BA Cultural Outreach Sector, to honor the poet’s distinguished journey to promote creativity across various art fields: slang poetry, critical studies, and songs sung by the most famous singers of the Arab world.

The prize is divided into two sections:

The First Section: Slang Poetry

  • Submitted poems should be in printed form and in Egyptian slang.
  • The first edition of the poem should have been published from 2020 until the final deadline of this year’s round.
  • The poet should not be less than 20 years old and not more than 40 on 15/02/2021.
  • The poet should not have won first place in El-Abnudi Competition or any other competition for slang poetry in the last five years.
  • The poet should only submit one poem, attached with his/her biography and contacts.

The Second Section: Critical studies

  • The study should discuss one of the creative aspects of El-Abnudi’s poetry.
  • The study should not have been previously published.
  • The study should not be less than 20,000 words and not more than 40,000 words.
  • The study should be submitted in hard copy and on CD, accompanied by the researcher’s biography and contacts.
  • No age-limit required for this section.
  • The study should be accompanied by a declaration written by the contestant, ascertaining that he/she is the author of the study, and that El-Abnudi Competition is not involved in any disputes that may surround it.

The Prizes:

  • The BA will receive the works of both sections starting from 1/11/2020, until 15/02/2021.
  • Works should be submitted at Sinnari House.
  • A short-list of the winners will be announced on El-Abnudi’s birthday, 21 April 2021.
  • The awards will be given in a big ceremony in commemoration of the anniversary of El-Abnudi’s death, on 21 April 2020.
  • The first winner in both sections will be awarded EGP 30,000, while the second winner will receive EGP 20,000.