Nominations and submissions are being accepted till the end of July for the King Abdul Aziz International Award for Translation.
The competition, which was introduced in October last year by the King Abdulaziz Public Library in Riyadh, is open to all nationalities and nominations can be made by the translators themselves or others. There are five categories, each eligible for a first prize of SR500,000. Two categories are in humanities (works translated to and from Arabic), two in natural science (in and from Arabic) and one for the best translation for institutions.
According to a statement posted on the website, the award was established to bridge the gap among cultures and nations through translation.