Student from Pristine Private School wins AUD Journalism Competition
Ali Jaber: next year’s competition will be nation-wide
The Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication at the American University in Dubai (AUD) announced the winners of its investigative journalism competition sponsored by the Dubai Press Club, Al Bayan, Emirates NBD, and Paris Gallery.
The award ceremony will be held on May 2 in Madinat Jumeirah during the 16th edition of the Arab Media Forum, organized by the Dubai Press Club.
Students from twenty schools submitted their articles in both Arabic and English, covering over 70 different subjects. A committee was formed with faculty members from the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication who evaluated the submissions and shortlisted 35 entries.
The winning article - titled “Community Service Punishment to Reduce Using Phone Driving,” was written in English by Brixam Magdi from Pristine Private School. The high schooler wins the scholarship offered by AUD to attend the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication, to major in either journalism or Digital Production and Storytelling.
The five front-runners in the Arabic category are Haya Mahfouz - Dubai International School, Fareeda Reda Mohammed - Al Mawakeb International School Al Barsha, Zainab Humati - Dubai National School Al Barsha, Lynn Sharabati - American International School, and Omar Al Sayed Hassan - Dar Al Uloom Private School.
The five front-runners in the English category are Amna Zehra Husain - Dubai American Academy, Muhsina Fathima -  the Indian Gulf High School, Mahnoor Abbasi - American Academy Al Mizhar, Farah Salama - Dubai International School, and Lana Shadid - Philadelphia Private School.
Ali Jaber, Dean of Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication at AUD comments, “this year was such a success with high schools in Dubai that the university is pleased to announce the competition will go nation-wide next year.”
Jaber congratulated all the winners and participants, wishing those who did not make the cut this year all the luck for the next edition. He also thanked the sponsors and praised their role in the service of the community. He thanked the parents and school administrators who motivated the children to participate.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication at AUD seeks to take advantage of its position in the local and international media hub of Dubai to achieve distinction in scholarship, instruction and facilities that graduate media professionals who are proficient in the creation of media content of local, regional or global relevance. Such content, reflective of the highest ethical standards, embraces a multitude of subjects and platforms and effectively informs and/or entertains diverse consumers of media.