Media Center: 13 December 2023
In its third session, the Secretariat of the Saudi Forum Media Award announced the registration and electronic competition for the Forum Awards has started, with more than a thousand entries submitted between individuals and organizations within 72 hours since the opening of nominations.
The award is given to employees of media institutions, whether individuals or groups, in addition to representatives of institutions, media teams, and employees of media colleges and departments in Saudi universities.
The CEO of the Saudi Broadcasting Authority and Chairman of the Saudi Media Forum, Mohammed Al Harithi, confirmed that this large turnout reflects the growing confidence in the Saudi Media Award, which covers the most important media sectors in Saudi Arabia.
He explained that holding such specialized media events will contribute to raising the level of quality of the local media industry so that it can go global on a professional basis and push it to keep pace with the latest technologies in this constantly changing industry, pointing out the importance of building and strengthening bridges of communication with local and international media institutions.
He also stressed the importance of the Saudi media keeping pace with the journey to achieve the nation’s ambitious vision 2023, which is inseparable from media roles, including holding media forums and forums of this magnitude. This confirms the state of civilization that Saudi Arabia is experiencing in terms of intellectual growth and cultural depth, in addition to openness to others and moving forward towards achieving the principle of acceptance, coexistence, and exchange of experiences through a global media forum.
The Future of Media Exhibition “FOMEX” will be held under the title “The Future of Media,” as part of the forum’s activities, is starting from February 19 to 21. It is an artistic, technical and media exhibition that is considered the largest of its kind in the Middle East.
FOMEX showcases modern experiences in the media industry, activating modern television and radio production activity, and keeping pace with the rapid pace of media transformations by attracting leading companies and expertise in the field of global production.
It is also an opportunity for those passionate about the fields of media, through the holding of several specialized and qualitative workshops, presented by a group of specialists, academics and practitioners who have experience and competence in various fields of media.
The forum concludes its activities by crowning the winners of the “Saudi Media Forum Award” in its third edition, which is awarded with every session of the forum, and comes from the authority’s belief in the importance of honoring actors in local and regional media work, in a way that creates an honest competition between all creators in the field of media.
This award can be joined for participation through 6 tracks, which are: Journalism (report, article, dialogue), Audiovisual production (short films, visual and talk shows, visual reports, radio programs, podcasts). In addition to Research Papers “studies and research”, Digital Media “social media platforms, the best digital platform, digital arts in the media field”, Entrepreneurship and Innovation “innovation in institutional communication, pioneering projects in the media field, media innovation for the non-profit sector”, and Media Personality of the year 2024. The submitted work must be newly published during the award cycle and, therefore, not exceed one year from the date of publication of the work until the date of the launch of the award in its current version.
Participants can register from December 10 to January 7, 2024, via the link awards.saudimf.sa. The process includes logging in or creating an account, then choosing the award category and filling out the required data. Registration is confirmed after submitting the entry to the jury, and the status of participation can be followed by subscribing to the newsletter mailing of the Award.
It is noteworthy that the last edition of the award witnessed the competition of 720 media works, and the Saudi Media Forum 2024 will launch its third edition, from 20-21 February, which is organized by the Saudi Broadcasting Authority, in partnership with the Saudi Journalists Association.