The National Library and Archives Launches the 13th edition of the Young Historian Award.
The Award Themes Enrich the Year of Sustainability in the UAE
Pursuant to its mission of preserving the history, culture and heritage of the UAE, the National Library and Archives, in cooperation with the Emirates Schools Establishment, announced the launch of the thirteenth edition of the Young Historian Award with the aim of promoting the values of loyalty and belonging to the homeland and its wise leadership, instilling the national identity in students, developing historical awareness and developing research, criticism and analytical skills among young generations and prompting them to preserve the authentic history and heritage of the UAE, and instilling the value of tolerance and dialogue of civilizations as fundamental pillars towards the next fifty years.
On this edition of the Young Historian Award, Mr. Hamad Al-Hamiri, Director of the Research and Knowledge Services Department, Chairman of the Award’s Organizing Committee, said: "The Young Historian Award, to which the National Library and Archives’ senior management dedicates great interest and attention, is highly popular and appreciated among students at state schools’ level, especially as each Award edition awards the winners, and the National Library and Archives issues a publication including the winning researches, and these publications are references that enhance and enrich students, researchers, readers and all interested parties’ knowledge of in general.
He added: "The award develops every year as it keeps pace with life changes and developments, and consistently promotes the national values and concepts to which the UAE wise leadership attaches great interest. From this point of view, the award’s current edition topics included the theme of "Sustainability in the UAE" in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, President of the UAE’s declaration of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability in the UAE, with the aim of highlighting Sustainability issues, especially as the UAE has always sought to maintain sustainability that leads to a prosperous future for generations.
The Young Historian Award in its new edition targets the fifth to twelfth grades’ students, for which research fields are allocated to the third cycle of the ninth to twelfth grades’ students, while participation in the award’s second cycle of the fifth to eighth grades is limited to preparing reports on an economic, social or a geographical aspect of the UAE life.
The Young Historian Award 2023 includes the following categories: oral history, geographic, economic, and social history, and Emirati studies.
The 13th edition required reports are: “A history of an institution” in which the student recounts in ten pages the history and development of an institution, as well as its role in achieving the UAE vision, or a book on the UAE translated from English to Arabic, which content students summarize and provide their views on.
It is noteworthy that the organizing committee shall start receiving students' research and reports the first week of May 2023 to be reviewed in the two following weeks, and the National Library and Archives shall organize the honoring ceremony the second week of June 2023.
All Parties interested in participating and registering may further learn about the Award’s 13th edition or fill out the application form upon visiting the National Library and Archives’ website: www.nla.ae
Or email: YAH@nla.ae