Poetic Creativity Award on the 7th Anniversary of the Pledge of Allegiance 2021

Believing in the role of creativity in promoting national identity and belonging; Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU) launched the Poetic Creativity Award competition in its second cycle on the seventh anniversary of the pledge of allegiance to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz -may Allah protect and support him. Students, university employees, and community members are welcome to participate in expressing their feelings of love, loyalty and belonging.

Competition Goals

  1. Highlighting loyalty, devotion and obedience that are inherent in the pledge of allegiance.
  2. Endorsing the participation of university students, employees, and community members in celebrating the pledge of allegiance.
  3. Embracing the blessings of unity, security and prosperity bestowed by Allah.
  4. Encouraging creative writing and discovering literary talents.
  5. Celebrating creative citizens, residents, literary and cultural creativity.

Competition Tracks

  1. Classical Arabic Poetry
    • 1st place award: 10,000 SR
    • 2nd place award: 6,000 SR
    • 3rd place award: 4,000 SR
  2. Nabati Poetry
    • 1st place award: 10,000 SR
    • 2nd place award: 6,000 SR
    • 3rd place award: 4,000 SR

Competition Key Date

  • Receiving Submission: 21st of Rabi’ al-Awwal 1443 AH (27/10/2021)
  • Judging Participations: 29th of Rabi’ al-Awwal 1443 AH (4/11/2021)
  • Announcing the Winner's: 3rd Rabi` al-Thani 1443 AH (8/11/2021)

Terms and Conditions

  1. Originality of the poem. The content must be written solely by the participant. Any participation proven otherwise will be excluded.
  2. The applicant must consent to the advertising campaigns (filming and photos) as well as using the winners’ poems and names in all IAU's available advertising media.
  3. The piece must not include abuse, violation, defamation, slander, threat, disrespect, or any other prohibitions, if such condition is broken, IAU has the right to refuse to publish, or to exclude the piece.
  4. Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University is not responsible for any participation that has violated intellectual property laws.
  5. The applicant must not have submitted his/her participation to other parties.

Acceptance Standards (Classical Arabic and Nabati)

  1. The language must be correct, and the poetic meter should be sound and clear of poetic mistakes.
  2. The participation should be in line with the topic and main idea.
  3. The submitted work must be written in Simplified Arabic font, size 16.
  4. The submitted work must be free of spelling and typographical errors.
  5. Accuracy of images and sincerity of emotion.
  6. The poem should not be less than 15 lines.


  1. Is it possible to participate in both tracks?
    Yes, it is possible to participate in both tracks.
  2. Is it possible to submit more than one poem?
    Yes, it is possible to submit more than one text in one track.
  3. Can I edit my submitted work?
    The submitted work cannot be modified after it has been submitted.
  4. Is the award limited to Saudi citizens only?
    Both citizens and residents can participate and be nominated for the award.

Published on: 28 October 2021
Last update on: 28 October 2021