Abu Dhabi: The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi’s (DCT-Abu Dhabi) Maktaba has unveiled the 11th edition of its Little Writer in the Big Book competition for 2023-2024. The 11th edition is set to focus on sustainability, aligning with the UAE designating 2023 as the Year of Sustainability. Students are required to document their sustainable practices and experiences through stories written in Arabic.
Participants’ original stories should be handwritten in fluent formal Arabic that matches the age group of the student. In addition to committing to the topic, stories should highlight the positive values, good morals, and social traditions of the UAE. The story should also meet the technical requirements for writing a story, which are an introduction, plot, and conclusion.
Participation is through schools, where one supervisor can participate to evaluate students’ stories and receive prizes from DCT Abu Dhabi on behalf of the students. Parents can also submit their children’s stories to Maktaba.
At the end of the competition, DCT Abu Dhabi will compile and publish a book of all the winning stories. Copies of the publication will be distributed to all Abu Dhabi school libraries.
The deadline to register and submit stories via Maktaba’s Digital Library is November 30, 2023. Winners will be announced via the Digital Library on February 5, 2024.