The Award was established in 1996 to celebrate outstanding young national creativity in the visual and performing arts, literature and film.
The 2019 version of the Award, however, will only accept applications in the Literature category. The genres are Poetry, Drama, Prose, Nonfiction, Media
Admission and selection criteria
- Entries are welcome from Emirati nationals aged between 18 and 35 years.
- Each application must be supported by a nominator.
- Group applications are accepted of up to 2 members (with 1 Emirati member)
- The submission should not be more than 3 years old.
- Nominator and applicant are requested to submit a completed application form together with a completed work in the category of literature.
- A jury selects the winner. They will be looking for the following attributes in the entries:
- Artistic Merit
- Evidence of original and creative thinking
- Personal application of technical skills
- The winner will receive a cash prize of AED 10,000
- The winner will join a summer course abroad, trip to be fully paid by ADMAF
- The winner will attend the Award ceremony which may take place during the Abu Dhabi Festival in March 2019
- The winning work will be displayed in one of the Abu Dhabi Festival venues in March 2019