IBDA'A Awards

2007 IBDA’A Media Awards – Sixth Edition

Career Day and Exhibition

Career Day, 26 December
Awards and Closing Ceremony – 27 December
Exhibition, 25 – 29 December

Launched in 2001 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Ibda’a Media Student Awards were initiated by Dubai Media City to recognize, nurture and promote young media talent. The event is organized on a yearly basis by Dubai Media City in association with the International Advertising Association (IAA).

Over the years, Ibda’a Media Student Awards has attracted a multitude of entries from the Gulf region and the globe. Its success was marked by the increasing number of entries and participating candidates. More than 2,200 entries from 20 different countries participated in 2006 alone.

Ibda’a Media Student Awards 2007 will continue to discover hidden talents of the world’s most creative and skilled youth. A large number of bright young stars will step out of the shadows into the limelight, to celebrate creative excellence in media surrounded by an environment conducive to freedom of thought and expression.

Serving as a springboard for all undergraduate students, Ibda’a Media Student Awards catapults young innovators into the international media arena, where they have the opportunity to showcase and realize their dreams and aspirations.

Finalists will be flown to Dubai for a gala celebration and can look forward to exciting prizes including workshops, training programmes and internships in conjunction with global media companies.

In addition, the Ibda’a Career Day has been launched to connect students with prospective employers. Experts from leading media companies and organizations in UAE will identify fresh graduates seeking industry specific career opportunities.

For more information about the 2007 Idba’a Media Awards and how to enter into the competition, please visit www.ibdaa-awards.ae

Below: Sami Raffoul and Mohamed al Mulla at the IBDA’A press conference.