2017 Long List
Ashraf Ali for Kutub aur Kutubkhanon ki Tareekh
Muhammad Hamza Faruqi for Mehr-e-Darakhshan
Sarwat Hussain for Kuliyaat 
Nasir Abbas Nayyar for Urdu Adab Ki Tashkeel-e-Jadeed
Muhammad Hameed Shahid for Dahshat Mein Muhabbat



2016 Jury
Arfa Sayeda Zehra, Fahmida Riaz, Masood Ashar

2016 Short List
Dr Imdad Hussaini for Dhoop Kiran
Dr Najeeba Arif for Ma'aani
Dr Nasir Abbas Nayyar for Alamgeeryat aur deegar mazamin

2016 Winner
Dr Najeeba Arif for Ma'aani