The fourth annual Khayrallah Prize is now open for submissions:
.@KhayrallahNCSU will start accepting applications for the 4th Khayrallah Prize Competition on June 1! In visual art, written work, performance or electronic medium, the Prize awards work on any aspect of life in #Lebanon or among Lebanese immigrants: https://t.co/iOug0gb6vU pic.twitter.com/1mXvF172Uj
— UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies (@UNC_CMEIS) May 22, 2019
The $10,000 prize is meant to recognize “the best artistic expression of Lebanon and of the Lebanese Diaspora,” whether in “visual art, written work, performance or electronic medium[.]” The language of written works and audio visual entries may be Arabic, English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.
The 2018 winner was Lebanese filmmaker Georges Nasser, and Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah was posthumously awarded the prize’s Honorable Mention for her autobiographical book, al-Makan (The Place). Other previous winners were novelist Charif Majdalani (2017), novelist Joseph Geha (2016), and playwright David Joseph (2015).
Deadline for submissions to this year’s prize is August 31, 2019.
The prize is sponsored by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at NC State in North Carolina, USA, and there is more information on how to submit at their website.