In an effort to make the award more inclusive, the Ministry of Culture and Communication has added three new prizes to the 2019 Morocco Book Prize.
Rabat – Abdellah Boussouf, the Secretary-General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and chairman of the 2019 Book Prize said that this year’s Book Prize competition will be “impartial in assessing the competing works, in a way that serves the role of the award and its symbolic message.”
Boussouf made the remarks on Wednesday, during a meeting held by the Minister of Culture and Communication, Mohamed El Aaraj, with the members of the scientific committees managing the 2019 Morocco Book Prize.
El Aaraj highlighted that the award ceremony is a significant annual stage, honoring outstanding works in the fields of thought, creativity, and translation. He emphasized the importance of making the selection process more inclusive, pointing out that the ministry had revised and carefully examined the organizational requirements of the award in order to expand its fields of competition.
As a result of this effort, the ministry has amended the competition field to include three new prizes: Morocco’s Encouragement Award for Amazigh Literary Creativity, Morocco’s Encouragement Award for Studies in Amazigh Culture, and the Morocco Book Award for Children and Youth.
Winners will be announced on September 20, while the award ceremony will be organized on October 18.