Saudi Culture Ministry Receives Nominations for National Cultural Awards Initiative

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Saudi Culture Ministry Receives Nominations for National Cultural Awards Initiative

The Saudi Ministry of Culture logo
The Saudi Ministry of Culture logo

The Saudi Ministry of Culture announced the opening of nominations for the general public to submit their choices and nominations for creative names that have achieved excellence in various cultural sectors.

This can be done through the electronic platform dedicated to the fourth edition of the National Cultural Awards Initiative via the link: https://ncajp.moc.gov.sa/.

Nominations can be submitted for 11 awards through Thursday, July 11. After the deadline, there will be a sorting, evaluation, and arbitration stage for the nominations through specialized committees. The winners will be announced at the initiative's closing ceremony, which will be held in September.

The 11 awards include the Film Award, the Fashion Award, the Music Award, the National Heritage Award, the Literature Award, the Theater and Performing Arts Award, the Visual Arts Award, the Architecture and Design Arts Award, the Culinary Arts Award, the Publishing Award, and the Translation Award. Through the electronic platform, nominations from the general public will be received for distinguished intellectuals who have achieved excellence in one of these categories.

The National Cultural Awards Initiative, launched in 2020, is part of the National Culture Strategy under the Kingdom's Vision 2030. It aims to acknowledge the achievements of individuals and cultural institutions and support the Kingdom's international roles in stimulating international cultural exchange. In its previous three rounds, the initiative honored a group of local and international individuals and cultural institutions in appreciation of their cultural and artistic efforts.



Hira Cultural District Launches ‘Summer of Hira’ Events

Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world  - SPA
Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world - SPA
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Hira Cultural District Launches ‘Summer of Hira’ Events

Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world  - SPA
Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world - SPA

The Hira Cultural District on Saturday launched the activities of “Summer of Hira,” which will run until Saturday, August 8th.

The events, designed to cater to both residents and visitors of the Makkah Region, include various activities such as 360-degree corners, ice cream and juice service, camel and horse rides, painting workshops, calligraphy sessions, and displays by productive families. Additionally, there will be a kids’ zone, a caravan, and events featuring pets, birds, and a photo contest, SPA reported.

Visitors can also experience a unique cultural journey at the Revelation Exhibition, which features life-sized models of the Cave of Hira and a large screen narrating the story of the revelation to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world, showcasing Saudi Arabia's advancements in developing historical sites and enriching the religious and cultural experience of its guests. The district offers a unique and enriching experience, providing an entertaining, cultural, and historical journey into the past that leaves a lasting impression.
Spanning approximately 67,000 square meters, it accommodates a diverse range of tourists from various nationalities and social segments.