The Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday the winners of the State Awards of The Nile, Excellence, and Encouragement for 2017-the Supreme Council of Culture’s official Facebook Page The Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday the winners of the State Awards of The Nile, Excellence, and Encouragement for 2017-the Supreme Council of Culture’s official Facebook Page

Actress Nadia Lotfy wins highest State Awards

Wed, Jun. 13, 2018
CAIRO – 13 June 2018: The Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday the winners of the State Awards of The Nile, Excellence, and Encouragement for 2017.

In an exceptional meeting coinciding with the end of Ramadan, Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem and the head of the Supreme Council of Culture met with Said El Masry, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Culture and other members of the council to vote on the State Award.

Abdel Dayem announced the names of the winners in several fields, including wall painting, State Encouragement Award - section of drawing and photography, blowing musical instrument, theatrical performance, construction of a feature film, literature, the Nile Award and Anti-Discrimination Policies Branch.

Meanwhile, some awards were suspended, such as Alf wila wa lila Awards in the Contemporary Novel, Theatrical and Poetic Theater of Children, The People's folkloric Celebrations Award, Private Law, and Feminist Literature.

Actress Nadia Lotfy and musician Mohammed Sultan won the State Appreciation Award in the fields of Arts, whilewriters AbdelHakim Rady, Mohamed Kotb, and Kamal EddinEid won the literature Award.

Additionally, Saadia Bahader, Shebel Badran, and Ahmed Refaat won the Social Sciences Award.

The Nile Award in Literature, Arts and Social Sciences was given to critic Salah Fadl, painter Mostafa el-Razazz, and thinker and philosophy professor Mourad Wahba, respectively.

Additionaly, The Nile Award for the Most Creative Arab personality went to Syrian artist Youssef Abdalky.

In this regard, the minister of culture appreciated the role of the council in following and developing cultural policies in Egypt.

“We are in an important stage in the history of Egypt;we need solidarity and hard work to build the human and national identity,” she said.
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