Zeenat Haroon Rashid Writing Prize for Women

Named in honour of Zeenat Haroon Rashid (21 Jan 1928 – 8 April 2017), a founding member of the Womens National Guard at the time of Pakistani Independence, a prize of Rs 100,000 (1 Lakh) will be awarded annually through a competition for writing in English on the subject of Women and Pakistan.

The competition will be open to all women of Pakistani nationality or Pakistani heritage (with NIC or NICOP) aged 18 and above and entries must be original, previously unpublished works in the form of either Memoir, Polemic, Essay or Short Story of no more than 3000 words. The entry should address any aspect of  Women and Pakistan and the judges will look for a piece of writing with a strong, personal voice.

Closing date : July 15, 2019




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