Arab Today, arab today fifth million’s poet contest from today
Last Updated : GMT 05:49:56
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Fifth Million’s Poet contest from today

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Fifth Million’s Poet contest from today

Abu Dhabi - Arabstoday

Thousands of applications and months of interviews later, the final 48 poets are ready to battle for the title and Dh1 million prize in the Million’s Poet, the annual Nabati poetry competition, starting today. The number of Emirati finalists has not been announced yet, but the organisers — the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) and the Poetry Academy — said both the number of applications and the quality of verses have increased significantly and not just from the UAE. “The judgng committee interviewed more than 1,600 people from the thousands who applied, representing 20 countries,” said Mohammed Khalaf Al Mazrouei, advisor for culture and heritage at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Director-General of the ADACH. The interest in the competition in this fifth year reached an unexpected range of age groups, from an 11-year-old from Saudi Arabia to an 80-year-old from Syria. Their submissions could not be considered, though, as regulations only allow 18 to 45-year-old applicants. “The quality of the poems we received from the applicants has also improved since 2006, when the Million’s Poet began. This is proven in the fact that now we ended up interviewing 95 per cent of the applicants, while in the first year, we interviewed 40 per cent,” said Sultan Al Amimi, Director of the Poetry Academy. The themes that interest Nabati poets these days remain the same as ever — love, traditions, nature, motherhood and politics. For the first time in the five-year history of the competition, several changes have been made both during the selection period and for the show. They don’t know it yet, but the 48 finalists this year will be judged not only for their writing, creativity and ability to recite, but for their personality as well. Thus, psychologist Nadia Bu Hannad will analyse, during each episode, the competitors’ body language and test them psychologically to determine their personality. “In any field in life, it is important to know who is this person we are dealing with. Poetry is the expression of oneself, so it is important to know the poet’s personality,” claimed Bu Hannad. “It’s not something fearful. We didn’t tell the contestants yet, so we expect the first experience to be hard, but they will eventually get used to it,” she added. It is not clear, though, if a person who is branded angry or aggressive, for example, will have points taken from his/her poem, regardless of the quality of the verses. Al Maghanee, a weekly poetry programme, will also be introduced for the first time in the broadcasting of the Million’s Poet competition. Experts and non-competing poets will be analysing the previous episode, but the programme will mostly be dedicated to discussion about cultural affairs throughout the Arab world.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today fifth million’s poet contest from today Arab Today, arab today fifth million’s poet contest from today

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today fifth million’s poet contest from today Arab Today, arab today fifth million’s poet contest from today

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
Arab Today, arab today Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 08:00 2017 Monday ,08 May

Seeks to move past rift with Israel
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

GMT 16:29 2017 Monday ,08 May

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line

GMT 14:36 2017 Monday ,08 May

Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line
Arab Today, arab today BMW sees forecasts in reach

GMT 09:04 2017 Thursday ,04 May

BMW sees forecasts in reach
Arab Today, arab today Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday