TLOP has hereby appointed Rahim Karim (Karimov) of Kyrgyzstan as the chief judge/jury for our Covid-19 Relief Competition today on May 15th 2020. Rahim Karim shall oversee the judging process of the relief competition.
Rahim Karim (Karimov) – Uzbek-Russian-Kyrgyz Soviet poet, writer, publicist, translator (b. 1960, s.Osh, Kyrgyzstan). Graduate of the M. Gorky Moscow Literary Institute (1986). Member of the National Union of Writers of the Kyrgyz Republic, official representative of the International Federation of Russian-Speaking Writers (London-Budapest) in Kyrgyzstan, member of the Union of Writers of Russia, laureate of republican literary prizes named after Moldo Niyaz, Egemberdi Ermatov. Honorable Ph.D. (Morocco). Laureate of the International Peter Bogdani Prize (Brussels – Pristina). Member of the International Writers Association (Belgium). Winner of the International Peace Prize named after Swami Vivekananda (India). Ambassador of the World Children’s Movement for Central Asia (Nigeria). Member of the World Nations Writers Union (WNWU) Kazakhstan. Member of the World Haiku Association (Japan). Gold Prize Laureate (Ethiopia). Laureate of the International Writers Union of English Writers Award (India). “Рrominent figure of the world” (Morocco). “Author of the Year – 2019” (Netherlands). “Author of the year -2019” (Montenegro). Winner of the International Dardanicа Prize (Northern Macedonia). “Author of the Year – 2019” (USA). Representative of the radio project “Uniting the world with the help of poetry” in Kyrgyzstan (Mexico). World Icon of Literature (Mexico-India). Ambassador of World Literature Motivational Strips, Oman. Ambassador of World Literature, World Academy of Literature, Romania. The official translator of the international literary magazine ITAСA (Spain). Winner of the International Gold Certificate of Recognition (Morocco). Winner of the Honorary Diploma of World Poets “Isla Negra”, Chile. Recipient of the Certificate of Recognition at the World Competition Rosas Orquideas Poeticas (Colombia). Laureate of the International Prize “City of Galateo – Antonio de Ferrariis”, Italy. Awarded the Diploma “Trophy for the Promotion of Literature at the Global Level” (Guinness World Record) of the World Academy of Literature 2020, the World Association of Poets (Romania). The Order of Shakespeare, Motivational Strips, Oman, 2020. Certificate of the National Poetry Competition, Literary and Artistic Association “Prince Muzak”, Albania, 2020. Certificate of recognition of the Human Rights Organization, the International Forum of Creativity and Humanity. Repeated participant in young writers of Uzbekistan. The author of the national bestseller “Кamila”, winner of the second prize of the International Book Forum Open Central Asia Book Forum & Literature Festival – 2012 (United Kingdom). Nominee of the Russian national literary award “Poet of the Year 2013, 2014, 2015”, “Heritage-2015, 2016”, Prizes named after S. Yesenin (2016). In 2017, he was awarded the silver medal of the Eurasian Literary Festival LiFFt in the nomination “Eurasian Poet”, the “Kyrgyz Tili” medal of the State Commission on the State Language under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic. Co-Chair of the Literature Council of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly. Awarded with Honorary Diplomas of the Osh Regional State Administration, the City Hall of Osh. Repeated participant in republican seminars for young writers of Uzbekistan. Author of about 60 books of original, translated poetry and prose.
The works are published and published in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Azerbaijan, Great Britain, Canada, Mongolia, Romania, Greece, the Netherlands, Zimbabwe, India, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Albania, Belgium, Pakistan, Republic of China, People’s Republic of China, Japan, Mexico, Venezuela, Poland, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Afghanistan, Spain, France, USA, Colombia, Germany, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Turkey, Ethiopia, Nigeria , Italy, Spain, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kosovo, Israel, Sweden, Philippines and other countries of the world in Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tajik, English, Ukrainian, French, Spanish, Romanian, Hindi, Bengali, Dutch, Greek, Persian, Pashtun, Dari, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese , Macedonian, Serbian, Albanian, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Slovak, Malay, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Nepalese, Tamil, Hebrew, Sweden and other languages of the world.
Translated poetry and prose into Uzbek, Russian, Kyrgyz and English by authors from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Russia, Poland, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Iran, Denmark, USA, Slovakia, Mexico, Malaysia, Iraq, Bangladesh, Nepal, Turkey, Israel, Philippines and others.
The author of more than 20 popular patriotic songs in Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Russian languages, written together with composers of Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Germany.
He worked as the editor-in-chief of the Golos Tekstilshchika (Osh) newspaper, the deputy editor-in-chief of the city newspaper “Evening Osh”, his own correspondent for the newspaper “Hulk Susi” of the Supreme Council of Uzbekistan in Kyrgyzstan, the editor-in-chief of the regional newspaper “Ak-Buura”, the executive secretary of international literary Almanac “Osh”, a leading specialist of the Osh Regional Department of Culture, editor-translator of the Information and Analytical Bureau AKIpress, editor-in-chief of Central Asian News Noah CAnews service.