Art And Culture

1st Environmental Book Award

1st Environmental Book Award1st Environmental Book Award

Iran will hold the first Festival of Environmental Book of the Year Award on November 16, said an official.

Mohammad Darvish, director general of education and public participation at the Department of Environment (DOE) stated that the ceremony will be attended by Vice-President and DoE Head Masoumeh Ebtekar, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati as well as senior MP Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, IRNA reported.

A total of 300 books have been submitted to the festival secretariat so far, of which 250 were approved by the jury. The works are written in 99 specialized fields, with some related to children and young adults as well as provinces.

The DOE intends to hold the event concurrent with the Book Week Festival in Iran, November 15-21. The festival will award 23 selected works.

The event will also honor noted environmentalists and publishers as well as writers in the field.