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Emirates News Agency – SPC promotes positive competition among young people in content creation

SHARJAH, 20th September, 2022 (WAM) — The Sharjah Press Club (SPC) of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) has organized a competition among the graduates of previous editions of the “Ithmar” program, which was launched by the club in 2019 to train children and young people aged 10 to 17 in media skills in its various forms.

More than 20 students who graduated from the program participated in the competition, which lasted about a month, to create visual content by submitting a video report that does not exceed one minute, according to specific criteria which included the quality of the idea, the appropriate body language, voiceover and camera angles.

The students who obtained the first three places will be honored during the closing ceremony of the eleventh edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), organized by the International Center for Government Communication of the SGMB, on September 28 and 29 at the ‘Expo Center Sharjah, and the first winner of the competition will receive a prize of AED 5,000, AED 3,000 for second place, in addition to AED 2,000 for the third place winner.

It should be noted that the “Ithmar” program has graduated more than 80 students in the last four editions, during which they have acquired the most important media and journalistic skills, and the most important aspects of media education , with practical field visits, in cooperation with reputable media institutions and personalities with experience and skills in the sector.

Asma Al Juwaied, Director of the Sharjah Press Club (SPC), said contestants presented outstanding examples of the training knowledge they acquired through video clips characterized by diversity of content, pointing out that the contest enhances student creativity.

She pointed out that the increase in demand to join the annual program reflects the extent of the new generation’s passion for media, especially with the availability of spaces for everyone to create media content on the platforms of social media, which reinforces the need to develop the skills necessary for children and young people to provide meaningful content.

She said that in the fourth edition of the “Ithmar” program, the club received 71 applications, compared to 51 in the third edition, highlighting the continued qualification of the young generation in the media and providing them with theoretical and applied. knowledge in accordance with the standards of the media and their variables.

The CPS organizes numerous events and programs serving the press and media throughout the year.