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Excellence, creativity award attracts Kuwaiti youth - official.

KUWAIT, Jan 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Award for Youth Excellence and Creativity, launched last November, has seen huge turnout by Kuwaiti youth, a Ministry of State for Youth Affairs official said on Saturday. More than 250 Kuwaiti young men and women have submitted their works in the ten categories of the Award, Assistant Undersecretary for Youth Development in the Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi said in a press statement on Saturday. These include entrepreneurship, education, media, culture and arts, voluntary work, sciences and technology, sports, boosting health, architecture, urban planning and, housing, and sharia sciences. Only Kuwaitis aged 14 to 34 are eligible to apply for the award, launched last November as the first of its kind in the Arab World. Deadline for application is January 14. Al-Mutairi stressed that the Kuwaiti youth have a spirit of entrepreneurship and creativity, and once they are offered a favorable environment, they can make achievements to enrich their society. The higher organizing committee of the Award includes institutions like the Kuwait University and the Ministries of Information, Education, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, and health, besides the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NACCL), the Public Authority for Youth (PAS), the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), the Kuwait Voluntary Work Center (KVWC) and the National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Award boasts significant support from Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, who also chairs the higher organizing committee, Al-Mutairi said. Launching the excellence and creativity award reflects the state's keenness on supporting youth and their projects, giving their ambitions a priority in the government work, he said. (end) fsa.msa

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Date:Jan 9, 2016
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