Ministry of Culture launches ‘National Cultural Awards’ initiative

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Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday the launch of the "National Cultural Awards" initiative to honor and celebrate extraordinary achievements of cultural pioneers — individuals and institutions — in various cultural sectors.

Commenting on the launch of the initiative, Minister of Culture Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan said in a tweet: “Proud of pioneers and our cultural memory, it celebrates our inspiring present and encourages our ambitious future.”

The nominations will be received over a period of three months from June 30 to Sept. 30, 2020 via the following link: culturalawards.moc.gov.sa.

The initiative includes 14 cultural awards: the Cultural Personality of the Year Award, Youth Cultural Award, Cultural Institutions Award, Film Award, Fashion Award, Music Award, National Heritage Award, Literature Award, Theater and Performing Arts Award, Visual Arts Award, Architecture and Design Award, Culinary Arts Award, Publishing Award, and Translation Award.

It is worth mentioning that the "National Cultural Awards" initiative comes within the quality of life program, to achieve the Kingdom’s vision 2030.


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