Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Creative Production for Children and Adolescents - Abdeh
Registration for the 2024 edition is now open.
About the Award
The award is awarded to children and youth in the fields of literature, performing arts, visual arts, and scientific innovation, and it is open to children and youth in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Its objectives are to:
Contribute to enhancing the creative output of children and youth in literary, performing arts, visual arts, and scientific innovation fields, which helps in developing their minds to become aware of contemporary issues.
Create a spirit of positive competition among children and youth, highlighting their talents and enriching their knowledge.
Develop the abilities of children and youth, enhance their literary and artistic taste, and support their scientific innovation.
Contribute to promoting deduction in the fields of literature, art, and science.
Employ the creative skills and abilities of students in expressing their opinions and positions.
Prepare a generation that is knowledgeable and literate in Arabic language and skills.
Enhance the culture of creativity through discovering talented and outstanding children and youth at an early age.
History of the Award:
The award was launched in 1988 and continued until 2003. It was re-launched in 2018 with the aim of encouraging creative energies in children, and to formulate a serious shift towards cognitive culture and authentic creativity that is biased towards life, humanity, and the future, in harmony with the role of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation in serving future generations.
Philosophy of the Award:
The philosophy of the award stems from the belief of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, the arm of the Arab Bank for social and cultural responsibility, in the role of the new generation of children and youth in shaping the future. It is also to give talented children the opportunity to express themselves, to expose them to the light of knowledge, and to provide them with free and healthy spaces and climates in which they can move, innovate, and express themselves. It is in order to formulate a serious shift towards cognitive culture and authentic creativity that is biased towards life, humanity, and the future, in harmony with the role of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation in serving future generations.
The High Committee for the Award
The Award is overseen by a high committee composed of a chairperson and members with sufficient expertise in the subject of the Award. The committee is responsible for formulating the application form for the award, opening the application process, setting a deadline, specifying the fields and areas of the award, appointing judging panels with sufficient expertise in the fields presented, and announcing the winners' names through appropriate means.
Judging panels specialized in each field are responsible for judging the works submitted in the fields of the award. They adopt a mechanism based on transparency, credibility, and searching for elements of creativity and beauty in the submitted works.
A certificate of appreciation in the name of the winner(s).
A medal bearing the name and logo of the award.
A monetary award of $1000.
Qualitative incentives according to the field of the win.
The individual (or group) who applies for the award by submitting their works through the institution's website.
The individual (or group) who qualifies for competition for the award after the initial evaluation by the judging committee.
The subject or project submitted by the individual or group.
The "Abdul Hameed Shoman" award has many partners, including the Ministry of Education, Haya Cultural Center, Al-Ahliyya School for Girls, Zaha Cultural Center, Krescendo Institute for Music, National Institute of Music, Ministry of Culture, My School Initiative, Fiqoo' Cultural Club Association, Qantara Foundation, Karak Creativity Center, Musa Al-Saket Center, Art Frame Foundation, National Museum of Fine Arts, Ana Ataalam Foundation, Nashama Foundation, Bidaya Foundation, Shamaal Start, and the Islamic Scientific College.
To know the names of the winners of the Abdul Hameed Shoman award for Creative Production for Children and Adolescents (Abda'), (click here).