Praising the student submissions
The National Library and Archives continues to receive entries for the 13th edition of The Young Historian Award
The National Library and Archives continues to receive entries for the 13th edition of the Young Historian Award from the targeted school students. The organizing committee of the award has expressed its happiness with the distinguished student turnout for the award, and the submissions it received. The judging panel comprises specialists in UAE history, and it is scheduled to assess entries in the first and second week of next May.
Commenting on the students’ participation in the award, Mr. Hamad Slayem Al Hamiri, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Young Historian Award, said that the National Library and Archives, in collaboration with its partners, aspires to continue the successful journey of the previous editions of the Young Historian Award. The award aims at promoting scientific research among students and motivating them to give heed to the glorious history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates.
He pointed out the inclusion of the subject of Sustainability in the United Arab Emirates to the topics of the award in line with declaration of 2023 as the year of sustainability in the United Arab Emirates by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the UAE President. He added that, given the UAE track record of sustainability which involves building a prosperous future for generations, the NLA aspires to highlight sustainability issues,.
He stressed that the award aims to develop the skills of young people and encourage them to excel and explode their creativity in scientific and field research. He indicated that the NLA searched for student skills and innovative ideas which would enhance the current edition of the Young Historian Award and enrich knowledge as well as the scientific and research content, which distinguishes the award’s track record.
Al Hamiri added that the National Library and Archives will continue to receive submissions until the first week of May 2023. It aims to refine the influential ideas of young people, discover national student skills, enrich society with creative young competencies, push generations towards leadership, and enhance their scientific and research giving.
The award submissions will be judged in the second and third weeks of May 2023, and the announcement of the winners and the honoring ceremony will take place in the second week of June 2023. Those wishing to participate can learn more details about the 13th edition and fill out the entry form through visiting the website of the National Library and Archives: www.nla.ae, or via e-mail: YHA@nla.ae.
The winning entries will be documented in NLA’s refereed publications. Notably, the winning entries of the eighth and ninth editions of the Young Historian Award, for the years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 were included in the recent publications to serve as a reference for researchers.
It is worth mentioning that the new edition of the Young Historian Award targets fifth to twelfth graders. The field of research writing is assigned to students of Cycle 3 from the ninth to the twelfth grades. Cycle 2 students (from grades 5 -8) are required to prepare reports on an aspect of social, economic or geographical life in the UAE.
The categories of the Young Historian Award 2023 are Oral History, Geographical History, Economic History, Social History, and Emirati Studies.
The 13th edition’s required reports shall be either a ten-page report about a certain institution covering its history, development and role in achieving the vision of the country, or a report summarizing a book translated from English into Arabic about the United Arab Emirates and expressing opinion .