Sultan Qaboos Award for Culture, Arts and Literature.
Proceeding from the High attention of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said - may God protect him – toward intellectual and cognitive accomplishment, confirming of the historical role of the Sultanate of Oman in the consolidation of cultural awareness; as the most important link in peace progress of civilization of mankind, supporting glorious intellectuals, artists and writers, Royal Decree No. (18/2011), was issued to establish the Sultan Qaboos Award for culture, Arts and literature. The award deals with different cultural works and writings in field of humanities and social knowledge in general such as (language, history, heritage, philosophy, translation, and intellect studies etc.). It also deals with various forms of (music, fine art, sculpture, and photography etc.). It also concerned with various literary works, like (poetry, novel, short story, literary criticism, and drama productions) etc.
The main featur of the meeasure is supporting cultural, artistic and literary fields considering it as a way to promote cultural and human progress, contribute to the movement of scientific development and enrichment of the intellectual. It aims to consolidate accumulated knowledge process, instill authentic values and pass it to the younger generations; by providing fertile environment based on cognitive and intellectual competing, honoring intellectuals, artists and writers on their civilizational contributions in the renewal of thought and upgrading human conscience. It confirms the past, present and future Omani contribution; in supplying the human civilization by physical, intellectual and cognitive achievements.
First: The winner of Sultan Qaboos Award for Culture, Arts and Literature gets Sultan Qaboos badge of culture, science, arts and literature, as well as a financial amount of one hundred thousand RO (100.000).
Second: The winner of Sultan Qaboos award for Culture, Arts and literature gets the Order of Merit for Culture, Science, Arts and literature, as well as a financial amount of fifty thousand RO (50.000). The award covered the following fields (2012-2015):
Drawing and Painting
Arabic Language Studies
The results expected through the implementation of the measure are:
1. The emergence of ideas working to find creative environment.
2. Publish creations of Omani Writers.
3. Increase the number of writers and poets at the local level.
4. Raise the spirit of creative competition among members of the community.
5. Increase cognitive and intellectual creativity competition in the areas of the award.
6. Consider cultural, artistic and literary areas at high levels in the Sultanate.
The financial support is provided by Royal Court Affairs.