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    The annual Penned Thoughts Competition aims to promote and encourage gifted young writers; to celebrate their talent and allow them a valuable opportunity to present their literary work to a wider audience
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    The Ali Mehdi Young Writers’ Competition is intended at, aside from the support of young aspiring writers with a platform from which to showcase their literary work, the commemoration of the memory of Omani poet and writer

    alimehdi (1978-2008).


  • “To all the participants in the Penned Thoughts competition, thank you for tapping your pen to your hearts. Continue to express yourself emotionally, continue to stretch and grow as poets. Experiment with imagery, structure, rhyming and non-rhyming poetry. Mostly, read widely. It will make you better poets” -


    - American Poet
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