The award received 403 submissions for its eighth edition.
Forty-six ministries, media houses and influencers from the United Arab Emirates are shortlisted for the 14 categories of the Sharjah Government Communication Award (SGCA).
The winners will be announced at the closing ceremony of the 10th International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), to be held on September 26-27 at Expo Center Sharjah.
The International Government Communication Center (IGCC), a subsidiary of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), announced the finalists.
In the âBest Government Communication Via New Mediaâ category devoted to the Arab world, the list includes the UAE Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Dubai Police.
Sharjah Police, Ajman Police and the Big Heart Foundation were shortlisted for the âBest Crisis Responseâ category.
For the âBest Practices in Government Communicationâ category, the finalists are the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.
Dherar Belhoul Al Falasi, Shoroq Al Bloshi, Mohammed Al Kaabi, Raghda Al Saeed and Bader Al Issa have been selected for the âBest Social Media Influencer – Arab Worldâ category.
The âBest Photo / Video in Government Communication – Globalâ category included Omran Abdulrahman Al Ansari, Abdulrahman Mohsen Majrashi and Mohammed Ali Al Mannai.
The Arab Youth Center, the Future Foresight Foundation and the Zayed Higher Organization for Determined People are vying for the âbest idea to engage future generations in the Arab worldâ.
Nominees for the âBest Youth Initiative in Government Communicationâ category included the Inclusive Community Engagement app / Fareejona; âRichter Talkâ, an inspiring and entrepreneurial show that highlights successful businesses in the Arab region; âKammel Maaroufakâ public awareness campaign; and the Kair Jalees book initiative.
Sharjah Municipality, Planning and Investigation Department and Sharjah Police were shortlisted for the âBest Public Communication Initiativeâ category.
While Dubai Police, Sharjah Police, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Civil Defense Authority and Ministry of Health and Prevention were shortlisted for “Best Practices in Coping to the Coronavirus Crisis, âthe UAE Public Prosecutor’s Office and Abu Dhabi Police were listed in theâ Best Practices for Combating Fake News âcategory.
Shortlisted applications for the ‘Best Government Communication Support System – United Arab Emirates‘ category include Abu Dhabi Municipality, Sharjah Documentation and Archives Authority and Ras Al Government Human Resources Department Khaimah.
Alia Shehab Al Sumaiti, Corporate Communications Professional, Public Prosecutor’s Office, Government of Dubai; Rashid Al Falahi, Head of Storytelling, Federal Nuclear Regulatory Authority (FANR); and Major Rashed Matar Saif Al Jabri, Director of the Government Communication Department, Dubai Police Headquarters, were selected in the âIdeal Employee for Government Communicationâ category.
Nominations selected under the âBest Community Impact Initiative – United Arab Emiratesâ category included the âWorld’s Coolest Winterâ campaign by the UAE government’s media office; the United Arab Emirates vaccination campaign against Covid-19 by the National Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA); the Ministry of the Interior’s Digital Child Safety Initiative; the Arab Reading Challenge of the UAE Government’s Media Office; and the âDon’t Worryâ campaign launched by the United Arab Emirates National Program for Happiness and Well-Being (NPHW).
“This edition of the SGCA speaks volumes about its progress, not only in the quality of the submissions received, but also in the growing importance of the role that government communication teams play in the service of communities in responding effectively to crisis situations. unprecedented crisis like Covid-19. â
The award received 403 submissions for the eighth edition. Jurors shortlisted 212 nominees in the 14 award categories, including 38 nominations from Sharjah, 145 other emirates and a total of 29 nominations from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, Pakistan , Kuwait, Syria, Jordan and Morocco. and other countries in the Gulf region.