The Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication at the American University in Dubai (AUD), in association with the Dubai Press Club, has launched an investigative journalism competition and a short film competition for grade 12 students.
Both categories accept English and Arabic submissions. First prize in both competitions will be a full scholarship at AUD MBRSC.
Winners receive a full scholarship to AUD. Therefore, there will be significant competition and the student will be judged by current university students.
The student will have to be a good writer and have the ability to put together a compelling piece on a relevant or timely issue.
Students' will have to sufficiently research their desired topic, and then set aside time to conduct interviews and put the piece together in a compelling way.
Each student will have to write an investigative piece of journalism about either - a chosen local, social, cultural, economic or national issue in no more than 1,000 words. Alongside the article, each contestant is required to provide a folder including pictures documenting the investigative research process used to produce the article.
Candidates should send their article with their full name, email address, telephone number and school name to email@example.com.