The Oakland Arts Review invites undergraduates nationwide to submit work to the Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prize in Nonfiction and The Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prize in Poetry. Awards will be given to the best piece in each genre that addresses the experience of being Muslim in America. Winning pieces will speak to the experience — joys and challenges — of being Muslim in America today in ways that educate and inform our readers. Winning pieces may also demonstrate an understanding of Islamic history, culture, contributions, and / or its influence on society.
FIRST PRIZE: $500 and publication in OAR
SECOND PRIZE: $300 and publication in OAR
DEADLINE: November 1, 2016
There is no fee to enter.
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Winners must be undergraduates currently enrolled in degree granting colleges in the United States. Authors do not have to identify as Muslim to be awarded the prize.