Rules of Entry
- The prize is awarded annually
- Entries should be published translations of full-length works of imaginative and creative writing of literary merit and general interest, published in the original Arabic after, or during, the year 1967
- Entries for the 2024 prize must have been first published in English translation between 1 July 2023 and 30 June 2024, covering 12 months.
- Entries can have been published in English anywhere in the world but must be available for purchase in the United Kingdom via a distributor or on-line
- Entries can be by one or more translators
- Entries can only be submitted by a publisher
- There is no limit on the number of submissions made by a publisher
- Five copies of the translation and three copies of the original work should be submitted
- From the 2023 prize and onwards, the period for receiving entries will be from 1 January to 31 March each year
- The judges can call in eligible titles that missed being entered by their publisher
- The judges shall have one meeting, where they will choose first a shortlist and then select the winner.
For any queries and further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The date for submitting entries for the 2024 Prize will open on 1 January 2024
There is an online form to complete for each entry, as follows:
1 Go to this link on or after 1 January 2024 – the current link will be updated shortly: https://www2.societyofauthors.org/prizes/translation-prizes/arabic-saif-ghobash-banipal-prize/
2 Scroll down the page and click ENTER NOW.
3 Complete the online entry form for each translation you are entering.
4 Click SUBMIT when the form is completed
5 Send entries to:
THE SAIF GHOBASH BANIPAL PRIZE
THE SOCIETY OF AUTHORS
24 BEDFORD ROW
LONDON WC1R 4TQ