Number of candidates and manuscripts: 781
Number of laureates: 59
Received from the following forty nine countries: albania - algeria - australia - bahrain - belgium - bulgaria - canada - congo - croatia - denmark - egypt - france - germany - greece - holland - hungary - iran - iraq - italy - ivory coast - jordan - kuwait - la martinique - lebanon - libya - macedonia - morocco - oman - palestine - paraguay - qatar - romania - saudi arabia - senegal - serbia - spain - sudan - sweden - syria - tunisia - turkey - united arab emirates - united kingdom - united states of america - yemen.
Prizes book in twenty two languages: Arabic (literary and spoken), French, English, Spanish, Romanian, German, Armenian, Dutch, Danish, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Serbian, Albanian, Chinese, Kurdish, Kiswahili, Luganda and Arumanian. During July 2009, laureates will found their chosen texts printed (integrally or in part) in the prizes' yearbook within a free of charge literary series, and shall receive an appropriate attestation giving them the honorary title of member of Maison Naaman pour la Culture (a life title with no obligations).
(Romania) Alexandra Bucur-Emilia (Nigeria) Oluwole Olawale M. (Morocco) Anas Al-Filali (Algeria) Nawal Jibali (Lebanon) Yara Gharios & Catherine Médawar
(Congo) Joao Campès (Romania) Mihaerla Dordea (France - Belgium) Racha Mounaged (Tunisia) Al-Mahdi 'Uthman (Syria) 'Abdul-Karim Sulayman Sha'ban & Radhwan Yussuf Ismaïl
(Morocco) 'Awatif Rami, Sa'id Tlili, Rakata Hamid, Muhammad Al-Krafs & Farid Am'adchou (Algeria) Balqassim Rabahi (Lebanon) Marie-Joe Freiji & Randa Khattar
(Italia - Canada) Carmelo Militano (France) Yvan Racine Courtois (Spain - Argentina) Maria Teresa Sousa Couto(Armenia) Naira Kharatyan (Austria) Dietmar Tauchner (Canada) Serge Baril (Spain) Yose Alvarez-Mesa (Tunisia) Sulayman Bin Yussuf (Iraq) Muhammad Sabir 'Ubayd, Hussayn Rahim & Hussayn Al-Hashimi (Egypt) Najah 'Abdun-Nur & Jamal Al-Jaziri (Romania) Budei Costin Ciprian, Victorita Dutu, Dan Lungu, Paul Mihalache & Iona Trică (Algeria) Al-Bashir Bin 'Abdur-Rahman (Syria) 'Amran Ahmad & Ayman Ibrahim Ma'ruf (Jordan) Salih Al-Qassim (Syria– Romania) Mazin Rifa'i (Morocco) Habiba Zoughi, 'Umar Al-'Asri, Nourud-Dine Bous-Sba', Nourud-Dine Yachou, Fatima Marguich & Ahmad Bahichaoui
Honor prizes (complete work):
(U.S.A.) Judith H. Clark (writer) Olga Maria Dey-Bergmoser Thompson (writer) (Lebanon) Anis Moussallem (Academic and writer) (Palestine) Mohamed Rabie (thinker and poet) (Romania) Silvia Miler & Simona-Grazia Dima (poetesses) (Canada) Denys Cloutier (writer and physician) (Canada) Keith Garebian (poet and biographer) (Canada) Diane Descôteaux (classic and haïku poetess) (Macedonia) Nehas Sopaj (poet in Arumanian).