Submissions for the 2018 Dhahan Prize will open on January 1st

The Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature was established to recognize excellence in Punjabi literature and inspire the creation of Punjabi literature across borders. The prize is awarded at the international level each year to three books of fiction in Punjabi written in either of two scripts, Gurmukhi or Shahmukhi.

Founded in 2013, the Dhahan Prize awards a $25,000 CDN first prize, and two second prizes of $5,000 CDN each. Both Punjabi scripts must be represented among the three winners.