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About Bahrain Awards for Community Awareness

Introduction

An annual competition organized by Labour Market Regulatory Authority aims to enhance the community's awareness and to support the concept of respecting rights and duties of expatriate workers, considering them an important part of the society, every year competition committee choses a new axis to achieve its goals.

Concept

The concept of the awards is to involve the youth, who make up major and important sector of the society in the Kingdom, in creating social awareness of expatriates right.

Participants are required to register via the website for the awards.

The participants are required to do:

Stage 1:
To produce a short film not exceeding 2 minutes or an advertising poster that encourages good treatment and submitting it to the competition committee online before the end of the submission date 15th April 2016. The committee will shortlist the works according to the quality of the work and the way it is beneficiary to the competition core and the possibility to take advantage of advertised on 25th April 2016.
Stage 2:
The participant will promote their illegible work and publicize it through social media, the Panel of Judges will evaluate the extent and impact of each campaign, as well as how it servers the concept of Awards.

Categories for submissions and technical requirements

Short film (includes animations)

  • Not more than 2 minutes length.
  • Resolution: Full HD 1920 x 1080.
  • Submit original source files and the final completed file.
  • The participant must obtain the ownership of photos and the soundtracks.

Production and design of a poster (includes photographs, and all kinds of artworks)

  • Submit original source file as photoshop/illustrator.
  • Photograph in format of jpg 600dpi.
  • The participant must obtain the ownership of photos.

Time line

  • Announcement

    23 November 2015

  • Beginning of registration and submission of works

    1st December 2015

  • Final date for submissions

    15th April 2016

  • Announcement of finalists and beginning of promotion campaign

    25th April 2016

  • End of Promotion Campaign

    10th July 2016

  • Announcement of winners

    It will be announced later on July 2016

Prizes

The total of the prizes is 50,000$ and the awards will be distributed as follows:

Short film

  • First Prize $ 10,000
  • Second Prize $ 7,500
  • Third Prize $ 5,000

Poster

  • First Prize $ 10,000
  • Second prize $ 7,500
  • Third prize $ 5,000

LMRA Prize for Artistic Excellence

  • First Prize $ 5,000

Terms of participation

  • Participant must be a Gulf Citizen or a resident in one of the Gulf Countries.
  • Age: 16 to 26 years old at time of registration.
  • Residents in the Gulf Countries must attach proof of residence in one of the Gulf Countries during the registration.
  • The subject of the submitted material must be in line with the theme of the competition and fulfills its objectives.
  • The participants must promote their work though the social media ( Facebook, twitter, Instagram , YouTube and other means), using the link related to the work on the competition website.
  • The submitted material must not have been used in any past campaigns, contests, or in any media.
  • The work should be the participant’s own effort and has full copyrights to the material, including the ownership of photos and the soundtracks.
  • Participant must obtain written approval from the individuals appearing in his work or their guardians in case of a minor and must provide the approval to the committee when required.
  • The material must be submitted using Google Drive
  • Submissions must be made by the deadline of 15th April 2016
  • Promotion for the submitted material must be done between 25th April 2016 to 10th July 2016
  • Read and agree to all the terms and conditions for the participation in the competition.

Participation rules

  • Entries can be individual effort or team work.
  • Each participant can submit a maximum of two entries.
  • Participant must obtain written approval from the individuals appearing in his work or their guardians in case of a minor and must provide the approval to the committee when required.
  • In case a participant wins with both his entries, the highest value single prize will be awarded.
  • By participating in the competition, the participant grants the organizers or the sponsor of the work represented by the company, "Zain - Bahrain" Telecommunications or any other entities the right to use the submitted material in any form or media that they deem appropriate, free of charge.
  • Any work involving disrespect or contempt, religion, persons or group will be disqualified.
  • The judges’ decision will be final.
  • Winners will be announced later on July 2016.

Judges panel

The Panel of judges comprises of independent experts in the various categories of the competition and names of the judges will be announced in due course.

Evaluation

The submitted material will be evaluated based on:

  • The concept of the work
  • Quality and content of the message
  • Spread and reach of the message
  • The possibility of using the work
  • Public voting

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