Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2013 Student Competitions Now Open
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature today launched the first activities of the 2013 event with a call to all school children and undergraduates to enter three literary competitions. The competitions comprise the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition, The Taaleem Poetry Award and the Readers’ Cup. Information and entry forms for all three competitions can be found online at www.emirateslitfest.com.
“During the summer months, we encourage students to continue reading and writing and this is a great opportunity also to get a head start on developing their stories, poems and reading entries,” said Isobel Abulhoul, Festival Director. “The ever-increasing popularity of the competitions and the wealth of talent we have in our schools and universities is going to make for exciting and inspirational work.
“Of course, 2013 is the Festival’s 5th Anniversary and we are delighted to be kicking off with something for young people. It is also pleasing to welcome back our wonderful sponsors Oxford University Press and Taaleem who share our vision and values.”
All information about the competitions, including themes, prizes, rules, age categories, deadlines and submission forms is available online at http://emirateslitfest.com/writingcompetition
The fifth Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will take place on 5 to 9 March 2013 in Dubai under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and in partnership with Emirates Airline and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture). The competitions culminate with Award Ceremonies held during the Festival where students are honoured by leading poets and authors.
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About The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and above all else, love of reading and writing.
The Festival creates a wonderful opportunity for UAE nationals, residents and visitors to meet world famous authors, attend literary debates, listen to readings, participate in workshops and experience the exciting fringe and children’s events. With simultaneous translation between Arabic and English for all sessions, the Festival is a meeting of minds where ideas are shared and friendships are formed – not least among the authors themselves.
The 2013 Festival will be held between 5-9 March 2013, in Dubai.
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With quality at the forefront of Taaleem’s offering, each project is tailored to answer the specific educational requirements of a wide range of families by offering top international curricula including British, American, the International Baccalaureate and their proprietary custom early childhood programme.
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