The Culture & Arts Programme organizes the Final Ceremony announcing the winner of its awards for the year 2007
The Culture & Arts Programme organized the Final Ceremony announcing the winners of its awards for the year 2007 in the presence of Mr. Abdel Mohsin Al-Qattan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, at Al-Kasaba Theatre in Ramallah. The Ceremony included a speech on behalf of the Programme and a speech by Mr. Al Qattan, announcing the results of the Young Writer of the Year 2007 Award in the fields of the novel and play. The novel The Biography of a Sweating Scorpion by Akram Mussallam won the $4000 First Award. Dar Al-Adab in Beirut will also publish the novel. The following writers also received encouragement awards for their texts: Emad Farajeen (Ramallah) on his script Chaos , Maliha Maslamani (Jerusalem) on By the Way, I'm not Dead, and Taisir Khatib (Akka) on his script Room No. 59. The Qattan Journalism Prize for the year 2007 in the fields of reportage or feature story was given to Firas Khatib (Akka) who received the first $2000 prize. The 2007 Qattan Distinction Award for a notable cultural achievement was awarded to RIWAQ, Centre for Architectural Conservation, for their publication Riwaq's Registry of Historical Buildings in Palestine . The ceremony also included musical and literary interludes by Luay Abu Sanneh (Nazareth), Nizar Al Khater (Lydda), Luay Khleifi (Nazareth), Nibal Malshi (‘Isifyah), and Dar Qandeel Group (Tulkarem).