The TAALEM Award is awarded to school and university students through entering a poetry-writing competition which is held annually by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.
Students may enter but writing a poem that does not exceed 32 lines. The poem can be written in either Arabic or English. The competition is segregated into four separate categories which are determined by age groups.
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There are a large number of applications for few awards.
There is low cost per application.
No specific skills are required but an interest in writing is recommended.
This varies per applicant.
Entrants must be in full-time education and a resident in the UAE.