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Global Village announces Dhs1 million scholarship offer to UAE students

Global Village and Bloom World Academy (BWA) are setting up The Young Directors Award competition to celebrate the International Month of Creativity. A whopping Dhs1million scholarship prize for schooling at BWA is up for grabs and entry is absolutely free.

The competition is now open, running until February 1.

UAE residents aged five to 14 are encouraged to apply by submitting a video under four minutes, themed around ‘my more wonderful world’.

It should tell the story of what they or someone they know would do to make the world a better place, or how they are already helping to build a more positive future.

The video can feature anyone who is making a difference, including a teacher, a friend, family member or other participant in the community.

The Young Directors Award competition is split into two categories: juniors aged between five and 10 years old and seniors aged between 11 and 14 years old.

The judging panel will feature talented personalities from the local film and media industry, including Saeed Aljanahi, Director of Operations, Dubai Film & TV Commission, Nyla Usha, actress and host of The Big Breakfast Club on Hit 96.7, Emirati Director Nahla Al Fahad, Dubai Eye 103.8 radio presenter Helen Farmer and John Bell, Principal, Bloom World Academy.

Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, and ‘wonderfulness’.

Once the winners are chosen, all finalists will be invited to a red-carpet inspired premiere, where their films will be shown to thousands of Global Village guests at the Kids’ Theatre stage.

Exciting, right? Two winners from the junior and senior categories will walk away with Dhs1million towards their education at Bloom World Academy.

For more information about the competition, the guidelines for entries and the submissions process, visit