Arab Woman Award: Inspirational Woman Harper's Bazaar Arabia, 2018
Nomination by No Contactfor Pushcart Prize, 2021: "Poem to be Read from Right to Left"
Nomination by One Jacar for Best of the Net, 2021: "Every Day is a Celebration Worthy of Fireworks"
Finalist in No Contact’s Summer Poetry Contest, 2021: “Poem to be Read from Right to Left”
Finalist in Lucie Photo Book Award, Independent Prize, September 2019: Women of Kuwait
Semi-finalist in Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award, April 2016: Fountain of Youth
Winner of the Voice of Success Program, en.v earth, October 2012: “Every Child Deserves a Home: Zeina Al-Sultan Unveils the Truths Behind Adoption in Kuwait”
1st Place Winner of Kuwait's national poetry slam (organized by the Jamaican Embassy in Kuwait and Taste of Jamaica), Kuwait: October 2010, December 2010, February 2016, and July 2016; 1st Runner Up: December 2011, September 2012, April 2014, and January 2015
Arab Woman Award, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, 2018: Inspirational Woman
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), April 2018: Empowering Youth Through the Performing Arts, USA
MENA Salam Fellowship, World Peace Initiative Foundation (Peace In, Peace Out), Turkey, May 27–Jun 1st, 2016
Board of Trustees, 2015–2016, Cultural Circle Prize for the Arabic Short Story (Almultaqa)
Honorary Fellowship in Writing, Iowa University’s International Writing Program, August 24–Nov 12, 2013: Writer in Residence
Top Student, October 2010: Kuwait University's MA in Comparative Literature