Application for Young Innovator State Award extended to April 5



Mon, 22 Mar 2021 - 03:26 GMT


Mon, 22 Mar 2021 - 03:26 GMT

FILE - Young Innovator State Award held under the auspices of Egypt's 1st lady Entissar el-Sisi

FILE - Young Innovator State Award held under the auspices of Egypt's 1st lady Entissar el-Sisi


CAIRO – 22 March 2021: Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem agreed to extend the application period for the Young Innovator Award until April 5, 2021.



This comes as per the requests of Egypt’s creative and talented children to give them more time to participate and apply for the Young Innovator State Award.



The award is granted annually to any candidate who is under the age of 18 and provides an innovative intellectual or material product.



Conditions for participation are as follows:


1)    The applicant must be an Egyptian citizen.


2)    The applicant must be a person of a good reputation.


3)    The applicant must not have been previously convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving breach of honor or trust, unless he/she has been declared innocent.


4)    The age of the applicant on the first day of applying mentioned in the announcement of the award shall not exceed 18 years.


5)    He/she should not have previously won the award, unless the works submitted by the applicant include creative additions.


6)    The applicant must adhere to the age group referred to in the announcement, which is divided into two levels from 5 to 12 years as a first level and from above 12 to 18 years as a second level.


7)    The work itself shall not be submitted to another award or competition until the announcement of the award winner.


8)    The submitted work should not have previously won a prize or other competition, and the person is not entitled to submit more than one work for participation.


9)    Fill the award form, and attach to it a copy of the national ID of the applicant’s guardian, a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate and their recent personal photo.


10) In the event that the guardian (the father) is not present, a power of attorney for financial and administrative handling of the award shall be attached with the papers or an original copy of the guardianship decision of the applicant.


11) In case of submitting a group work, the decision of its acceptance is conditional on the consent of all the participants to apply for the competition. Participation rates should be predetermined in the application, and if participation rates are not specified, the award is divided equally among all participants.


12) In the event that the work submitted for the award is proven to be plagiarized or stolen during the judging stages or after the award is granted, the applicant will be excluded from nomination for the award and prevented from applying for it again, and the award will be withdrawn in the event that it is obtained.


13) In the first stage, submitted works will be sorted, and in the second stage, certain works will be shortlisted. A personal interview will be conducted with the applicant, whose work is shortlisted, to discuss the submitted work and evaluate it at the headquarters of the Supreme Council of Culture.


14) In the event that the applicant dies after the personal interview, the progress is considered valid.


15) Administratively, the works that do not fulfill the award conditions are excluded.


16) Works should be sent on (CD or flash memory) with the required papers by mail to the address of the Supreme Council of Culture. The work is not accepted after the expiration of the advertised period for application.



It is worth noting that the House of Representatives approved the award based on the project submitted by the Ministry of Culture to the Council of Ministers, and the law stipulates that children who won the prizes, should be encouraged and supported to refine and develop their talents through state institutions, which is the primary goal of issuing the award law.




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