Organisers of the Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA) have introduced that the Award's judging panel has actually selected champions for every classification, to be honoured in a ceremony at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah on March 28, the very first day of the International Government Communication Forum.
The judging process for the 13 categories was carried out making use of an unique electronic system where each member of the evaluating panel assessed the access independently. The evaluations and selection of the winning entries were done at a last conference of the judges on Wednesday (March 14, 2018).
Furthermore, four winners were chosen for the chosen groups for their favorable contributions, consisting of "Ideal Interaction Plan for the Year of Zayed", “Best Communication Plan for the Year of Zayed”, “Best Influential Personality on social media that serves the public interest”, “Leadership in Media “covering the Arab region and Media Personality throughout the Arab World.
Ibrahim Al-Abed, Expert to the Chairman of the National Media Council and Head of the Judging Panel of the Sharjah Government Communication Award, said that the award brought in several unique involvements, which were assessed inning accordance with the requirements and terms of the Award.
Al-Abed explained that the number of entries boosted by 40 per cent in this year's version, reflecting the significance of the Award and its positive function in motivating federal government entities to contend towards improving the government communication sector.
The Head of the Evaluating Panel hailed the efforts made by various other courts and expressed his confidence that the government field would continue to add with involvements that would support the Award in its pursuit to accomplish the purposes of government communication and promote excellence.
The 5th version of the Sharjah Government Communication Award has an overall of 17 categories, 6 which are new into this year's version and they drop as, the “Best Communication Plan for the Year of Zayed” the “Best Practices in Social Responsibility – UAE”, “Best Government Application – GCC” , “Best Youth Initiative in Government Communication – GCC”, “Best Media Initiative in Government Communication GCC”, “Best Influential Personality on social media that serves the public interest – UAE”.