The Ministry of Information announced the launch of the “Media Talents Award 2023” under the patronage of Minister Dr Ramzan bin Abdulla Al Nuaimi. The award aims to promote young Bahraini media talents and empower them to produce professional media production, aligned with the ministry’s vision to develop multimedia production skills and reinforce Bahraini media competency. Marking the launch, the minister affirmed the importance of training young media personnel considering that talent is one of the main pillars of creativity.
The strategic partner of the award, which is part of the Creativity Lab initiatives launched by the ministry launched in 2022, is Tamkeen. This year’s edition focuses on the field of Presenting and Producing Variety Radio and Television Shows. It includes two competitions, one in Arabic and another in English.
Application for the Award is open from 17-13 September. The applications will go through a Judging Panel which will choose 30 applicants to participate in an intensive eight-week training programme that will conclude with a final project. The winners will be announced in December 2023. Applicants must be between 18-35 years old and have not presented radio or television shows before. They should also pass the preliminary evaluation and Judging Panel interviews. The applicants may register via the Ministry of Information’s website which would direct the applicants to the registration form for either the Arabic or English competitions and will be requested to attach a three-minute-long introductory video about a topic of their choice.