Award Fields

  • Literary Creativity (essay and poetry)

Throughout the ages, human civilization has innovated in the field of literature in various forms, including poetry and essay, through which people have expressed their culture from a human perspective. Arab literature flourished in the early Arab civilization through oral succession. Elocution and poetry recital throve in many Souks, like Souk Okaz and Souk Marbad. The narrators excelled in the recital of poetry, stories, and tales. Documentation soon followed, as dictionaries, books, and translation of other nations' heritage into Arabic started to appear. Nonetheless, the biggest efforts were focused on the kind of poetry called Diwan of the Arabs, and the rhetoric and elocution that express, prove, and advocate opinions and viewpoints.

The literary creativity field includes:

  • Essay:

Essay writing is a modern art for the Arab. It is associated with the emergence of the press and the development of social and political life. This particular kind of writing is a platform for all opinions, and is based on logical arguments aimed to prove a particular opinion within the logical context of technical writing.

On the other hand, some writers digressed to another style that has a literary context. In this style, an essay bears the writer’s feelings towards a subject that touches him/her deeply in the so-called affectional essay.

  • Poetry:

Poetry for Arabs is a deep emotional introspection and a personal experience based on the collective inheritance of the nation. This experience blazes by the amount of practical and spiritual knowledge the author has inherited from his poet predecessors. Poetry is an expression of the rhythm, the lives of people, and their faith in life.

  • Performance Arts (Music and Dancing):

Arabs have known performing arts and practiced it for ages, especially in Souks, like Souk Okaz, Souk Marbad, and others.

Poets used to recite poetry in a ritualistic manner similar to that of a play.

Music, dancing, and theater-like acts were present in Arab history. Musicians, singers, performers, impersonators, dancers, and Sufism circles were also present. All these forms have contributed to the development of an aesthetic expression, a philosophy for entertainment, and an expression of human potentials.

The Performance Arts includes:

  • Music:

Rhythm is the art and movement of life. It is based on harmony of movement and sound in the face of chaos and dissonance.

Music exists in every formation or entity in life around us. It is based on the mathematical ratios of the various work contents and the introspection of the hidden relationship between its elements that reveal the beauty that touches the senses.

Through his instrument, a musician expresses himself while being inspired by life, the self, and the luminous relationships between things.

  • Dancing:

Dancing is one of the oldest terms of expression practiced by man. It has long been connected to religious rituals in temples, carnivals, and folk celebrations. Dancing is how people have expressed the state of joy or sadness using movements, gestures, rhythm, and expressions of the body and face. A fascinating dance is originally a spiritual and emotional state of mind where the soul dances before the body to express the secrets of an individual or a group.

  • Artistic Creativity (Drawing and Arabic Calligraphy):

Man has used the visual composition of colors, hands, brushes, and inscription, sometimes, to express his inner beliefs, visions, and feelings. He painted on the walls of caves and temples, and colored his face and body in order to satisfy God or to beautify himself. He practiced numbering and coding in order to protect against magic and evil eyes. And in addition to drawings and colors, man has created writing and decoration on the margins of books, and fashioned fascinating calligraphy based on geometric calculations that please the eye.

The Artistic Creativity field includes:

  • Drawing:

Color, feather, and cloth combined the artist's concerns, vision, and intuition reflect the colors of life, the feelings of man, and his relationship with his surroundings.

The first man left the imprint of his henna-decked hand on the walls of caves and temples. He turned one of his first tools to an expression that conveyed his first feelings and intuitions. There is no single framework for this art. It is open to the expressive possibilities that relate to the uniqueness of the individual experience of each artist.

  • Arabic Calligraphy:

Calligraphy started as a decorative art associated with human activity. The Arabic calligraphy evolved into an Islamic art; encompassing worship, faith, and the deep spiritual and emotional purity of the believer.

Before starting with his work, a calligrapher enters a status similar to Sufism and deep focus. Old calligraphers used to fast for a few days before starting with their work.

The practice of this high art is a deep spiritual practice that requires knowledge of the great legacy behind the development of the Arabic alphabetical structure and its connection to religious and literary texts.

  • Scientific Innovations:

Creativity in the field of science is represented in material or intellectual scientific production that benefits people, improve their living, and develops social awareness of the culture of creativity.

The inventor/innovator requires precise scientific knowledge and training. He also needs to develop his skills, so the innovation is based on scientific principles and requires the implementation of a specific mechanism through scientific research, accurate observations and measurements, and logical assumptions and conclusions that can be examined and evaluated.