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Friday, December 26, 2008


December 31 deadline for poetry on the theme of Bridges in verse.

In order to promote artistic creation and encourage cultural communication, the Tangier Young Creators’ Association (AJC) is organizing its eighth poetry competition. This eighth contest is dedicated to the great Arab poets Salah Abdessabour of Egypt and Abdelkrim Tabbal of Morocco. The competition is open to all young creators aged under 35, and entries may be submitted in any of the following languages: Arabic, French, English and Spanish.

The jury will be made up of literary figures and university professors, who will be responsible for evaluating the entries and awarding the following prizes: Prize for the best collection of poems: 5000 DH (in each of the languages accepted); Prize for the best poem: 2500 DH (in each of the languages accepted).

Each entry should include: a letter of application, including details of address, telephone and fax nos., email address, etc. A certified true copy of the candidate’s identity card; two photographs and two copies of the collection of poems submitted, which should be typed or printed.

If the collection has been published, the date of publication should not be more than four years ago. Three copies of each of the three individual poems should be submitted as well as a declaration that the candidate has not already won any literary award for the collection or poem(s) submitted.

The deadline for submission of entries is December 31, 2008. Association Des Jeunes Créateurs; BP 1099; 90000 Tanger, Maroc. E-mail:

The AJC reserves the right to publish the collections and individuals’ works selected, in accordance with Article 9 of the Regulations governing the Tangier Poetry Prize and Article 4 of the Statutes of the AJC.