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ANNOUNCING THE 2022 LONGLIST

Congratulations to the contestants whose submissions have been included in our longlist. Their names will be revealed in due course when the shortlist is announced.

 

From this year on, we are limiting the number of long listed entries to just 16 in order to reduce the time burden on our judges, so that each essay gets the attention it deserves.

 

We would like to thank and congratulate all the contestants who entered this year. The standard was exceedingly high and and choosing just 16 entries, incredibly difficult. We would urge those who are disappointed to keep writing and enter again in coming years.

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ANNOUNCING THE 2022 PANEL OF JUDGES

This year the prize is being awarded for NON-FICTION so our judging panel features non-fiction authors, journalists and editors. Follow the link below for more information about our judges.

 

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ANNOUNCING THE 2021 WINNER

The Zeenat Haroon Rashid Writing Prize for Women is pleased and proud to announce that the Award for 2021 goes to writer Alia Ahmed for her short story NAJMA. Alia will receive a cash award of Rs.100,000.

 

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2021 SHORTLISTED AUTHORS

We can now reveal the names of the authors whose stories made the 2021 shortlist.

The winning and shortlisted submissions will be published on our website in December and selected longlisted stories, soon afterwards.

 

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WINNER 2020

ANNOUNCED

Raniya Hosain is the winner of the 2020 Prize for her submission PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN PAIN. Also Highly Commended are Ayesha Arbab, Tooba Masood-Khan, Sara Khan, Yumna Baloch and Angbeen Abbas. All shortlisted submissions are available to read NOW. 

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2019 AWARD CEREMONY

See photos and videos of our with novelist Kamila Shamsie making the presentation to the Winner Maham Javaid and recipient of our  Special Citation,Sadia Khatri.

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AWARD CEREMONY 

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2019 PRESS 

Read the excellent press coverage the competition has received since its inception 

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2019 RESULTS

See all our news and results from 2019 including the details of the titles and authors in our Longlist.

Also read what the judges had to say about the submissions they read.