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 Okaz and Baree Announcement

12 August 2015

His Royal Highness Prince Khalid al-Faisal, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques adviser Emir of Makkah Region Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for the market Okaz tomorrow announce the winners of Souk Okaz in the ninth edition (1436 AH / 2015) at h​is office in Jeddah.

Coincides declaration of winners Okaz market with the Supervisory Committee of the market, which includes both: His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Chairman of the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities meeting, the Minister of Education Azzam Al-Dakhil, Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel Tarifi and Secretary-General of the supervisory committee His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saad rogue. The winners will be icing on the cake at the official opening ceremony.

Cultural Committee and oversees the Okaz Market Awards in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, and the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities, and the province of Taif, and the University of Taif, the supervisory committee includes awards in members: Taif University «president» Director, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Information, the Deputy Minister of Education, Deputy Chairman of the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities for the effects, Secretary of the market Okaz and four people from specialists in cultural affairs.

He is scheduled to inform the Supervisory Committee on the final arrangements for the start of the market established in the (27 Shawwal 1436 AH, corresponding to August 11, 2015 m), in preparation for the adoption of programs and activities, as will honor patrons Okaz market.

The arbitration committees work Okaz Market Awards have been lifted its final report to the Supervisory Committee the names of the nominated works to win prizes, and have already begun their work since the last day for receiving the candidate works in (28 Shaaban 1436 H, corresponding to June 15, 2015 m), sorting, evaluation and matching conditions based on approved standards and announced in advance. A total of 441 posts, the owners offer their work to compete in the annual awards, aimed at poets, artists Fine, calligraphers, and photographers.

And include annual Souk Okaz prizes: poet Okaz Prize, poet youth Okaz Award, calligraphy award, Photography Prize, the panel and the poem with a total value of 700 thousand riyals, as well as two awards, namely: manual and popular folklore character, will be awarded during the period of market activity . Participants will be required progress their work to be inspected by the jury. The first value of 500 thousand riyals, while the second 180 thousand riyals.​​