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Callig​raphy Award

Award comes as part of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development initiatives to celebrate the International Day of the Arabic language which is organized by UNESCO and as the fulfillment of the second strategic goal of preserving the national identity and promotion of its elements.

Objectives of the award:

  1. To spread the culture of celebrating Arabic calligraphy.
  2. To encourage younger generations to learn calligraphy and attain mastery in it.
  3. An Inclusive participation in the Contest by all the citizens of the UAE, to make it reality.
  4. To create awareness regarding the importance of the Arabic language and its place in the world.
  5. To upgrade the level of interest and taste for aesthetics of calligraphy.
1.{ إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ}.[ Yusuf:2]

2.{ وَكَذَٰلِكَ أَنزَلْنَاهُ حُكْمًا عَرَبِيًّا }.[ Al-Raad:37]

3.{ وَهَذَا لِسَانٌ عَرَبِيٌّ مُبِينٌ}.[Al-Nahl:103]

4.{ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا غَيْرَ ذِي عِوَجٍ لَّعَلَّهُمْ يَتَّقُونَ}.[Al-Zumar:28]

5.{ كِتَابٌ فُصِّلَتْ آيَاتُهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ}.[Fussilat:03]

6.{ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ}.[ 3Al-Zukhru:0f]

7. أنا البحرُ في أحشائِهِ الدرُّ كَامِنٌ . . . فَهَلْ سَأَلُـوا الغَـوَّاصَ عَـنْ صَدَفَاتـي.[ Hafiz Ibrahim the poet]

8. ردّوا إلى لـغة القـرآن رونقـها=هيّا إلـى نصرها في جحفل لّجِب.[ Saqr bin Sultan Al-Qasmi]

9 . هام الفـؤاد بروضـك الريان *** أسمى اللغات ربيبة القرآن .[Jaak Sabri Shammas]

Categories and awards:


15-18-year-old First place AED 7000 second place AED 6000 Third place AED 5000

19-25-year-old First place AED 15,000 second place AED 12,000 Third place AED 10,000

26 years and older First place AED 20,000 Second place AED 17,000 Third place AED 15,000

  • There are 10 awards of appreciation, each worth 5,000 AED.
  • There 3 prizes for winners In each of the ministry's cultural and social centers each worth 3000 AED.

Judgment Criteria:

  1. The accuracy of the written text.
  2. Proficiency of the style used.
  3. Innovation and creativity in the piece of art.

How to participate:

  1. The contestant will fill the participation form and validate the data and phone numbers entered in the form.
  2. One can get the application form at the ministry's headquarters or at one of its centers or visit the website of the Ministry of
  3. The request could be sent to the cultural centers of the ministry in each emirate or to the main building in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

For Participation Form Click here

Participation time:

  1. The Participation work should reach latest by 11/23/2014
  2. Arbitration on centers level 30.11.2014
  3. Arbitration at the Ministry level 12/07/2014
  4. the Participating works should be send to the cultural and community centers directly or by post-PO (97 721), the United Arab Emirates - The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development,Dubai.​
  5. For inquiries call the toll-free number 800 552 255 or visit the ministry's website
Last Modified Date: 25 March 2015