Arabic Language and Literature topics relate to specialized areas that lead and enrich the discipline.
Prizes for Arabic Language and Literature were established in 1977 and first awarded in 1979.
One is considered qualified to win the King Faisal International Prize for Arabic Language and Literature if they have done an original creative published work on the announced prize’s topic, resulting in obvious scholastic benefits and enrichment of knowledge in the Arabic language and literature, and meeting one or more of the prize’s objectives as determined by the respective Selection Committee.Apply now for the Arabic Language and Literature Prize
- Nominations should be from Islamic institutions, universities, research centers and other learned circles. Nominations are also accepted from previous winners of King Faisal International Prize. Nominations are not accepted from individuals or political parties.
- Nominated works must be published, benefit mankind and enrich human knowledge.
- Dissertations are not accepted.
Requirements from Nominating Body
- An official letter of nomination for each nominee separately, adequately justifying the nomination and outlining the nominee's achievements in the prize field.
- A list of nominated works.
- A general information form filled by the nominee; this form can be duplicated if more than one candidate is nominated.
Requirements from each Nominee
- A typed curriculum vitae of the nominee with a list of his/her publications.
- Six copies of each nominated work. The total number of nominated works should not exceed 5.
- One high resolution color photo of the nominee (10x15cm).
Nomination documents and nominated works will not be returned.
- A certificate written in Arabic calligraphy, describing the work for which the winner is awarded the Prize.
- A Commemorative 24-carat, 200-gram gold medallion.
- A sum of SR 750,000 (US$ 200,000).
- Nominations are judged exclusively on the basis of merit.
- Any nomination not fulfilling all conditions and requirements shall be excluded.
- More than one winner may share the Prize.
- The decision of the Prize's Selection Committee is final.
- Winners are announced during the month of January every year and honored at an official ceremony later in Riyadh.