The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) declared that the Sawiris Cultural Award winners will be announced during its annual ceremony which will take place on 25 January 2019, at the Cairo Opera House.
On that note, the Sawiris Cultural Awards’ board of trustees revealed that all of the 14th edition submissions are in the final process of evaluation by six independent committees, consisting of famous Egyptian writers and literary experts.
Following the final assessment phase, the shortlisted candidates in the categories of novels, short stories, and screenplays for young writers will be announced on 5 January 2019.
Noteworthy, the Sawiris Cultural Award declared the call for applications for its 14th edition from 15 July to 26 August 2018, where 615 literary works were submitted in the various categories of the competition, including 171 novels and short stories for established writers; 179 novels and short stories for young writers; 153 screenplays-107 of which were film scripts for young writers and 46 for established writers-82 theatre scripts, and 30 entries of literary criticism.
The Sawiris Cultural Award was launched in 2005 to recognise and encourage excellence in literary works of Egyptian emerging and established writers in the categories of novels; short stories; screenplays; playwriting and literature critique.