Arab Creativity Awards

One of the Arab Thought Foundation’s core objectives is to foster an ambiance of innovation and encourage innovators in the Arab World. The “Arab Creativity Award”, is annually granted, totaling 50,000USD, in addition to a decoration and certificate of appreciation.


  • Promote the spirit of creativity and creative competition between Arab talents in such fields as science, literature, arts and others.
  • Disseminate the spirit of creativity in the Arab society and emphasize its vital role in development.
  • Encourage creative talents and shed light on their achievements.

Award Fields

The Award is presented in seven creative fields:

  • Scientific Creativity
  • Technological Creativity
  • Economic Creativity
  • Social Creativity
  • Media Creativity
  • Literary Creativity
  • Arts Creativity

Who nominates the candidates?

  • Governmental and civil Arab institutions and organizations.
  • Scientific, academic, cultural and media institutions.
  • The Advisory Board of the Arab Thought Foundation.

Conditions for Applying

  • Applications are only accepted through one of the authorized organizations mentioned above.
  • The candidate must be of an Arabic nationality (as individual, group or institution).
  • The applicant should not have received any Prize for the same work.
  • The applicant should be closely related to development issues and targets.
  • The creative work is preferably to be presented by the youth.
  • Applications must be sent to the address of the Secretariat General of the Arab Thought Foundation.

Award Management Committee

The Committee’s mission is to:

  • Oversee the procedures of the announcement of the awards.
  • Oversee the shortlisting of applications.
  • Recommend the Award Jury members.
  • Prepare the yearly Award budget.
  • Organize the Award distribution ceremony.
  • Approve application forms and text messages sent to the applicants notifying them that their applications were accepted or rejected or whether they won the Award or not.
  • Supervise the logo design of the Award.
  • Set the internal regulations of the Award.
  • Set the requirements for the application and the selection of the winners.
  • Select the award Jury.
  • Select the winner of each award out of the three candidates nominated by the Jury.
  • Participate in the Award distribution ceremony.

The Jury

The Jury’s mission is to:

  • Study the applicants’ files.
  • Select three candidates at the most for each award.
  • Implement the selection criteria as per the general and specific requirements of each award.
  • Select creative work that can be included in a yearly award winners publication, for the benefit of other scientific and economic organizations.
  • Deal confidentially with any information received.
  • The Jury members are regularly changed.

Application form

Download the Arab Creativity Award form for 2013