Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Award for Translation

20 Mar 2012 11:43am

It is an annual international award for distinguished works of translation and prominent institutions which contributed significantly to the field of translation from and into Arabic. The award, which is located in King Abdulaziz Public Library in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was established on 31 October, 2006 upon the approval of the king Abdulaziz Public Library Council.

Award

The Establishment

It is an annual international award for distinguished works of translation and prominent institutions which contributed significantly to the field of translation from and into Arabic. The award, which is located in King Abdulaziz Public Library in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was established on 31 October, 2006 upon the approval of the king Abdulaziz Public Library Council.

The Establishment

Pursuant to the vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, to promote cultural exchange among peoples of the world and to advance intellectual interaction among civilizations, King Abdulaziz Public Library Council approved the establishment of an international award for Translation, carrying King Abdullah's name. The award recognizes excellence in works of translation, acknowledges translators’ accomplishments, and encourages efforts exerted in the translation industry.


This translation award advocates ideological, intellectual, and cultural dialogue among civilizations and narrows the gap separating nations, as translation is a prominent tool in vitalizing cross-cultural communication. Promoting mutual transfer of knowledge, which is an immediate product of translation, will help nations satisfy this fundamental human necessity of communication and create the ideal environment for understanding, cooperation, and coexistence.

This award traverses all linguistic and geographical boundaries to deliver a message of human understanding, in keeping with the noble goals embraced by Saudi Arabia, goals that are clearly demonstrated by the constant striving of the Saudi people for peace, and the King’s initiatives and appeals for more understanding and brotherhood among nations.

The Nomination Period: March 1 to July 31 2012