The Taaleem Poetry Award - Winners and Runners-Up

‘What a remarkable group of Prize Winners! Over the years, I have had the privilege of commenting on, and examining, thousands of poems. The poems in The Taaleem Poetry Competition are among the best I have ever read.’

Writer and poet Tony Buzan on the high calibre of entries to the 2012 Taaleem Poetry Award.

The Winners – English Language

11 and under
Hamzah Raza, Repton School, Age 10; Jude Offord, DESS, Age 10; Kehkashan Basu, The Millennium School, Age 11; Special Mention: Anya Vaghani, Repton School, Age 7.

Aliosha Bielenberg Pittaka, Raha International School, Age 14; Caren Thomas, Our Own English High School, Sharjah, Age 13; Greeshma Pradeep, Greenfield Community School, Age 14.

Donghun Kim, American Community School of Abu Dhabi. Age 17; Ali Taha, Sheffield Private School, age 16; Jennah Ashraf Fakhouri, Al Ittihad Private School, Jumeirah, age 15; Highly Commended - Farah Chamma, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Abu Dhabi, age 17; Special mention - Stephanie Kinnear, Raha International School, age 17.

Jorge Zárate, New York University, Abu Dhabi; Farah Nada, American University Sharjah; Cristóbal Martinez Yanes.

The Winners – Arabic Language – all ages

Nour Mothna Hussain, Fahad Sami Fahad, Maryam Khalid Hamad, Nour Khalid Hamad, Haya Sami, Jassim akran, Mohammed Hassan Hasan, Montaha Monther Ghanam, Fatma Abdul Ghafar Al Janahi, Leena Mohammed Al Ameen, Onoud Abdul Basit Al Yas, Al Yazia Abdulla, Asma Yaser Al Kaabi and Noura Essa Saeed.

Poetry Workshop for 2012 Winners

In November 2012 there will be a poetry workshop for winners of the 2012 Taaleem Poetry Award. More details to follow.

The 2013 Competition

The title and submission dates of the 2013 Taaleem Poetry Award will be revealed in June 2012

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