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2018 State Awards' winners announced

Thu, Dec. 20, 2018
CAIRO – 20 December 2018: Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem expressed her sincere appreciation of the presence of a large group of intellectuals and innovators to celebrate the winners of the 2018 State Awards.

On Dec. 20, Egypt celebrates with great pleasure the winners of the Nile State Awards for appreciation, excellence and encouragement in the fields of arts, literature and science for all those who have given their lives to beauty and human civilization.

During the ceremony of the Supreme Council of Culture, the minister of culture commented that the celebration comes after years of hiatus, within the framework of the government's plan for human development.

“We will continue to celebrate every year in recognition of Egypt's talent, nobility and creativity everywhere,” Abdel Dayem stated. “While we celebrate the winners of the 2018 State Awards, we will not forget those who won the State awards in the previous 25 years; they are our real wealth,” added Abdel Dayem.

Egypt Today lists the winners of the State Awards in different categories:

Syrian artist Youssef Bahdi Abdelki, a fine artist who received a doctorate in plastic arts from the University of Paris, was awarded the Nile Award for Arab Creators.

Mustafa Razzaz, a fine artist and professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, was awarded the Nile Award in Arts.

Salah Fadl, a literary critic, and a professor of criticism and comparative literature at the Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, was granted the Nile Award in Literature.

Mourad Wahba, a thinker and professor of philosophy at the Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, was granted the Nile Award in Social sciences.

Veteran actress Nadia Lotfy, who presented 85 enriching films throughout her career, was granted the State Award for Arts. The minister of culture received the award on her behalf.

Artist Mohammed Sultan, a musician and one of the most prominent professors of Arabic music, was also granted the State Award for Arts.

Abdel Hakim Rady, a literary critic and professor of criticism and rhetoric in the Department of Arabic Language, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, was awarded the State Award for Literature.

Mohamed Qutb, a writer and former manager of the General Egyptian Book organization, was granted the State Award for Literature.

Moreover, Kamal el-Din Eid, a theatrical critic and professor of directing curricula at the Academy of Arts, was award the State Award for Literature.

Saadia Bahader, a professor of child psychology in the Institute of Childhood, Ain Shams University, was granted the State Appreciation Award in Social Sciences.

Shebel Badran; a professor at the Department of Educational Resources, Alexandria University, was granted the State Appreciation Award in Social Sciences.

Also, Ahmed Refa’at, a professor of law and former president of Beni Suef University, was granted the State Appreciation Award in Social Sciences.

Counselor Abdel Aziz el-Gendy, former adviser to the minister of justice and former general attorney of Egypt, was granted the State Appreciation Award in Social Sciences.

Musician Reda Bedair, a specialist in the Nay oriental instrument and the commander of the Maritime Theater Orchestra of the Egyptian Navy, was granted the State Award for Excellence in Arts.

Said Badr, a fine artist and professor at the Sculpture Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University, was also awarded the State Award for Excellence in Arts.

Furthermore, Ahmed Mourad, a novelist and screenwriter, was awarded the State Award for Excellence in Literature.

Mohammed al-Abd, a professor of linguistics, Department of Arabic Language, Faculty of Al-Alsun, Ain Shams University, was also granted the State Award for Excellence in Literature.

Salah Salem, a journalist in Al-Ahram national newspaper, was granted the State Award for Excellence in Social Sciences.

Elham Zohani, a professor of modern and contemporary history, Faculty of Humanities, Al-Azhar University, was also granted the State Award for Excellence in Social Sciences.

Abdel Salam Abu Qahf, professor of international business administration at the Faculty of Commerce, Alexandria University, received the State Award for Excellence in Social Sciences.

Fatima Abdel Rahman, a plastic artist and assistant professor at the Graphics Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, received the State Award for Excellence in Social Sciences.

The same award was granted to Mohamed Sayed Ahmed, a fine artist and assistant teacher at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Helwan University.

Musician and assistant professor Wissam Ahmed Amin, was granted the State Encouragement Award for Arts.

Also, Merritt Michel, a dance director and technical director of “No Point Perspective” dance group, was granted the State Encouragement Award for Arts.


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