Princess Nourah Prize opens nominations for 4th edition to honor outstanding Saudi women

The secretariat of the Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman Prize for Women’s Excellence has opened nominations for its fourth edition, which is the first annual award to celebrate and highlight the outstanding achievements of Saudi women.

The prizes for the winners will be awarded on March 8 by Minister of Education Hamad Al-Asheikh, during a ceremony held under the patronage of King Salman.

The award focuses on six areas:

– Health sciences and women’s health

– Natural sciences and energy and renewable energy

– Human studies and scientific studies that highlight local identity and national heritage

– Artworks and Arabic calligraphy

– Social work and women’s endowments

– Economic projects and pioneering projects that contributed to supporting domestic tourism.

Dr. Inas Al-Issa, the president of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University and chair of the prize’s supreme committee, said that the unlimited support that Saudi women receive from the Saudi leadership comes from the belief in their abilities and confidence in their success in contributing to achieving development plans in accordance with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision alongside their male counterparts.

She said honoring and celebrating women’s outstanding achievements and supporting their participation in sustainable development is a living witness to King Salman’s generous patronage of the Princess Noura Prize for Women’s Excellence, which aims to support the presence and excellence of women locally and globally.

She added that the prize “is a platform that bears witness to the success stories of Saudi women in all fields, and motivates new generations of women to contribute seriously to comprehensive development.”

Nomination for the prize will remain open until Jan. 15, and is available to government agencies, the private sector, and reputable scientific and cultural bodies and institutions or by individuals. Registration can be done through the website: