The Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature is one of the most important children's literature prizes in the Arab world and one of the richest in the world. It was launched in 2009 on the initiative of Her Highness Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al-Qasimi, Founder and Patron of the UAE Board on Books for Young People and CEO of Kalimat publishing house.
The restructuring of the Award will serve to attract an even larger segment of the publishing industry and thereby encourage more publishers, authors and illustrators to play a role in developing the Arabic children's book sector.
The Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s literature was launched in 2009. It aims to provide an incentive for publishers, authors, and illustrators to publish Arabic children’s books and apps that are of the highest quality in both form and content.The Award Objectives & Value Process & Criteria Evaluation Criteria Entry Requirements
The Award is worth one million and two hundred thousand dirhams distributed.
Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETISALAT)
Founded in 1976, Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (Etisalat) provides telecommunication services in the UAE, and is one of the Middle East’s leading providers of telecom services, media and equipment.
The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY)
The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) is the local branch in the United Arab Emirates of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). Founded in Switzerland in 1953, IBBY is an international network of individuals and organizations.