King Abdullah creativity award winners announced

Greater Amman Municipality Committee (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Head of the Greater Amman Municipality Committee Yousef Al-Shawarbeh announced the winners of the King Abdullah II Award for Creativity in its tenth edition, which saw participation from 11 Arab countries.اضافة اعلان

Entries for the three award categories reached 110, from 57 participants.
The three categories: Arts and literature, science and Arab City saw turnout from 57, 17 and 36 participants, respectively.

Egyptian author Essam Yousef won for his novel “A quarter gram” in the arts and literature category, which asked for entries on the spread of substance abuse.

The science category this year required participants to address “unorthodox water resources”, but the jury held back on giving the award to any of the participants, citing a lack of originality, creativity and applicability among the projects submitted.

Mohammed bin Uqla Al-Humeidi from Saudi Arabia won for the Arab City category, which required submissions dealing with the preservation and development of a city’s identity, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

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