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Youth Media Award launched

Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (SUPPLIED)

By Staff Writer

The Organising Committee of the Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed Youth Media Award yesterday announced the launch of the second edition of the award, aimed at stimulating the creative energies of emerging media talent in the UAE.

The competition is due to start accepting submissions from February 15 until March 22, 2009, as the public will start voting for the finalists in each category.

"Launching the second addition of the award is a symbol of our continuous support to Emirati talent and providing them with opportunities to excel in the media sector given the vital and imperative role that this sector plays in portraying Dubai's image in the global scene. We are confident that this award will attract a tremendous pool of UAE talents and will achieve more success than the first addition," said Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and the patron of the award.

Sheikh Majid has commissioned the addition of a fourth category to the existing three of radio, video and print media in this year's edition for the best presenter/moderator in a step aiming at further expansion of the award.

A jury of distinguished media professionals will evaluate the entries and draw up a list of qualifiers in each category.

The shortlisted entries will be submitted to a public vote, and featured on Arab Media Group's newspapers, radio stations and television channels. Participants can submit their entries and find out more about the award on www.shooftv.com