Newsletter No 20 01 March 2006
The Ibda’a Media Student Awards Now Opened

The Dubai Media City is organizing the fifth edition of the Ibda’a Awards for media students all over the world. Held with the cooperation of the International Advertisers Association – UAE Chapter, the awards aim to recognize young media talent.

The competition has ten different categories such as print advertising, photography and journalism (non news) among others.

To promote the contest internationally, a road-show campaign will go to the UAE, the Gulf countries,
Egypt, Jordan Lebanon, Syria, the USA, India, Pakistan, Australia, Japan and elsewhere.

Each student can submit more than one entry per category until 15 March. The contest will have three judging rounds: one following the deadline; the second, on 17 March, will shortlist finalists in each category; and a final round on 15 April that will select a winner for each category. An outstanding entry from a student in a UAE university will receive a special award.

Winners will be announced on 25 April in a Gala dinner. Winners will receive prizes that include internships with leading global media brands.

Deadline is
15 March 2006.

For further information, please contact