The BA Launches Abdel Rahman El-Abnudi Prize for Slang Poetry and Critical Studies

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The BA, in cooperation with Dr. Hassan Rateb, Chairman of the Governing Council of Mehwar TV Channel, presents the Abdel Rahman El-Abnudi Prize for Slang Poetry and Critical Studies.

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 2018 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 31/1/2020.

  • 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 15 October 2019, until 31 January 2020.

  • Works should be submitted at Sinnari House (five hard copies for the poem and one hard copy for the critical studies). 

  • A short-list of the winners will be announced on El-Abnudi’s birthday, 11 April 2020.

  • 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.


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