The Dubai Press Club (DPC) announced that it started to receive submissions for the Arab Journalism Award (AJA) in its 20th edition.
The DPC set June 6 as the deadline for submitting all works.
They will be narrowed down to three nominees from each category. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in September.
The secretariat of AJA urged those who are interested in participating to submit their applications on the AJA’s website.
It said it welcomes from across the globe on condition that they meet the general criteria and rules.
The key criterion of this edition are: the submitted press piece should have been published in a newspaper, print or digital magazine in 2020.
Deputy Director of the Arab Journalism Award Jassim Al-Shamsi said that the award continues to serve its message that was the reason for its launch, under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai.
The award aims to encourage innovative capacities and honor writers out of the belief that words can build communities and empower society members to confront challenges.
Shamsi added that the coronavirus pandemic has not hindered the AJA, which continues to perform impeccably.
He underscored that the significance of the award’s message has increased in these extraordinary times that require additional efforts and innovation from the press.