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Minara Chamber Writers' Competition - The Minara Aziz Hassim Literary Award

2019-04-18

WRITERS' COMPETITION THE MINARA AZIZ HASSIM LITERARY AWARD, now in its 4th consecutive year, has seen the participation of exceptional writers and winners. Many of these writers and winners have voluntarily shared their expertise with aspiring and new writers at Minara Chamber of Commerce (MCC) annual writers training workshops.

A literary award in honour of Durban author, Aziz Hassim, was initiated in 2014 by the MCC through the support of businesses involved in the Minara Chamber of Commerce Awards.

Hassim contributed greatly to the literary culture of KwaZulu-Natal and spearheaded the reclamation of inner-city spaces such as the Casbah in the Grey Street area as part of the collective cultural heritage of
the city of Durban. In its 2014 Recognition Awards, MCC conferred on Hassim the Arts and Culture Literary Award posthumously.

Following this recognition, an annual competition for the Minara Aziz Hassim Literary Award was introduced. Writers in KZN were invited to submit their publications for a competition that was independently judged by a panel of professionals and authors.

The Aziz Hassim Literary Award competition has now been opened nationwide and all South African citizens are eligible to enter. There are two categories:

The main prize for a previously published author is for a work of fiction or creative non-fiction. The submissions may be a published book or unpublished edited and completed manuscript. The prizes will be given annually for the best original creative work in English.

The debut prize is for first time writers in either a work of fiction or creative non-fiction. The submission may be a published book or unpublished edited and completed manuscript. The prizes will be given annually for the best original creative work in English.

The closing date for entries is 31st May 2019.

Detailed requirements and further information pertaining to the rules of the Award are available to interested entrants at the offices of the Minara Chamber of Commerce. 

T: 031 2081898
E: kzn@minara.org.za
W: www.minara.org.za




Minara Chamber Writers' Competition - The Minara Aziz Hassim Literary Award

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