Dubai Press Club revives award for media students

Published: May 27, 2024
Dubai Media Office

Dubai Press Club has revived an award, which was originally introduced in 2001 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to identify and nurture young media talent.

‘Ibda’a – The Arab Youth Media Award’ was unveiled at the second edition of the Arab Youth Media Forum, held on Monday as part of the Arab Media Summit.

The initiative will showcase excellence among Arab media students, both in the region and across the world. It will feature seven categories, including photography, podcasting, short video, e-sports, animation, graphics and journalism.

Details about the submission requirements, evaluation criteria and prizes will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Inspired by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision, we aim to empower young Arabs to become significant contributors to the development of the region’s media landscape. Our commitment lies in forging strong partnerships with those who share our belief in the boundless potential of youth,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council. 

The award, which will be aligned with current advancements in the media industry, seeks to encourage Arab media students to achieve the highest levels of excellence in their studies.

The ultimate objective is to foster the development of a new generation of creative professionals who can significantly enhance the media landscape in the Arab world.


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