The World Book Day competition, organized by the British Council in the MEA/MOAN region (Middle East and North Africa, including countries such as Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Mozambique, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, and Senegal), recently concluded with extraordinary enthusiasm. English learners of all ages participated and submitted an impressive number of entries. This event truly highlighted an impressive diversity of literary talent and passion.
After careful deliberation, the events team selected seven outstanding regional winners who excelled in different categories. These winners represent different countries and showcased remarkable creativity and mastery in their contributions. Here are the winners in their respective categories:
Lower Primary Category (Qatar): Alghaliya - Alghaliya's captivating video presenting her favorite book won the judges' hearts with its creativity and enthusiasm.
Upper Primary Category (United Arab Emirates): Tharun Kharthick - Tharun impressed the judges with his contribution, which showcased his favorite book through an engaging video.
Lower Secondary Category (Qatar and United Arab Emirates): Dana and Hamza Ahmad, respectively - Dana and Hamza Ahmad demonstrated their talent and passion for literature through their exceptional contributions, earning recognition in this category.
Upper Secondary Category (Qatar and Algeria): Ella and Mouna Benouada, respectively - Ella and Mouna Benouada's written introductions and stories revealed their remarkable storytelling talents, earning them well-deserved recognition.
Adult Category (Bahrain): Rony Elhaji - Rony's exceptional contribution demonstrated a deep appreciation for literature, securing first place in the adult category.
This competition allowed participants to showcase their favorite books using different creative options such as creating videos, audio recordings, written introductions, stories, storyboards, comics, or drawings. The diversity of options not only promoted English language learning but also equipped children with essential skills for the 21st century.
We sincerely thank all participants for their exceptional efforts, which contributed to the resounding success of the World Book Day competition. The event celebrated the joy of reading and highlighted incredible talent and passion for literature among people of all ages.