Prize for Theatre Creativity:100,000 AED  from the Department of Culture in Sharjah
Department of Culture Sharjah

Prize for Theatre Creativity:100,000 AED from the Department of Culture in Sharjah

United Arab Emirates 01 Feb 2021


أصدر صاحب السمو الشيخ الدكتور سلطان بن محمد القاسمي مرسوماً أميرياً رقم (20 ) في 30 أبريل 1981م ، يقضي بإنشاء " الدائرة الثقافية " و التي عرفت فيما بعد بـ دائرة الثقافة و الإعلام إلى أن تم تغيير الاسم
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  • The Department of Culture in Sharjah has announced the start of receiving applications from playwrights from the GCC countries to participate in the 2021 Sharjah Theatre Writing Award.
  • In 1996, at the seventh session of Sharjah Theater Days, the Department of Culture and Information created the Sharjah Theater Composition Award based on the recommendations adopted by the committees emanating from the activities of the Sharjah Theater Days Festival.
  • As theater mirrors society, it is important that the reality of society is reflected in local theatres.
  • These recommendations are consistent with the visions and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Member of the Supreme Council of the Union and Ruler of Sharjah, and they aim to support and encourage innovators in the GCC area and extend bridges of communication with them to continue being creative and interactive with the cultural and theater media, the recommendations serve as an appreciation of writers and playwrights in the GCC area.

Competition Rules:

  • (Participants must be GCC nationals (over the age of 21.

  • Participants should use the standard Arabic language or local dialect if called for by the dramatic construction of the script.
  • Have a theatrical theme that addresses the environment, heritage, local history, and social affairs.
  • Participating scripts should be unique and innovative.
  • Entries mustn't be more than one script.
  • Three copies must be submitted in addition to a copy on the CD.
  • Scripts must meet the conditions of production in the country; taking customs, traditions, moral values, and cultural norms into consideration.
  • Scripts submitted for the competition must be unpublished and have never been printed in a book, published in newspapers, periodicals or online.
  • The submitted texts should not have participated in or won similar contests.
  • The administration will not commit to returning the submitted texts.
  • Winners are invited to attend the award ceremony during Theater Days.
  • The Department of Culture and Information in Sharjah reserves the right to publish the first edition of the winning texts and the right to produce the work within the first two years of announcing the result of the competition.


Awards will be announced in March 2019 as per the following:

  • First Place: 100,000 dirhamsAED
  • Second place: 50,000  thousand dirhamsAED
  • Third place: 25,000  thousand dirhamsAED

Application procedure :

First Step: Prepare the following documents:

  • Providing three copies of the texts submitted , in addition to a copy on (CD).
  • Fill out the nomination form for the award.
  • A copy of the registration ID, passport or proof of identity.
  • The full postal address attached to the phone numbers and e-mail.
  • CV
  • Two personal photos.
  • Second Step: Register online from here.

About Department of Culture Sharjah:

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi issued an Emiri Decree No. (20) on April 30, 1981, for establishing the "Cultural Department," which later became known as Department of Culture and Information after initiating the artistic work efforts and expanding the base of it to the citizens throughout the country.

The Department assured the aim by creating an identity of Arabic and authentic Islamic culture, influenced by the culture of humanity in a larger sense, following Sheikh Sultan's slogan, "Enough with the concrete revolution, and turn to create a Human being."

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