The Kanz Al Jeel Award (Treasured Sayings Award) launched by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre earlier this year, draws its name from one of the renowned poems by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates. The Award celebrates the creative and scholarly legacy of this ancient - and increasingly popular - form of Arab poetry and honors Sheikh Zayed’s contribution to cementing the literary genre in the hearts and minds of Emiratis and Arabs. Across six prize categories, the Award aims to preserve and showcase the heritage and values of this oral and literary tradition for future generations. The six prize categories include: Studies and Research; Poetry Publications; Poetic Matching; Arts; Translation; and Creative Personality, the Award. The total value of the award amounts to 1.5 million UAE dirhams (US$408,384).