JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Health, in partnership with the National Health Insurance Council, recently launched its 2022 edition of the Wa’ai Award, an annual health awareness campaign, whose total yearly prizes hit SR1 million ($266,575).
Under the slogan “Arabs Agree on Awareness,” the award aims to encourage all Arab talents to produce creative content that contributes to a healthy lifestyle, through the award’s five tracks, including short films, motion graphics, infographics, photography, and unusual creative ideas.
The organizers have been receiving entries from all over the Arab world through the website: https://waaiaward.com. The last chance for those wishing to participate will be April 9.
A participant should only provide their own creative content. Whether individuals or students, people can take part in various tracks of the award, which has so far seen more than 30,000 entries across its previous editions.
In May, a group of specialists and medical experts will nominate the winning projects for voting before the winners are announced in the closing ceremony a month later, in the presence of the ministry’s top officials.
According to the Ministry of Health, contestants in the film category can participate with short awareness films of no more than two minutes discussing a health-related experience or warning against certain diseases that threaten the community. The films can also tackle any health issue or misconceptions about health.
Photography contestants can submit photographs with health awareness messages. The quality of the photos also matters in evaluation.
In the motion graphics category, participants can submit short animated films of no more than two minutes. Submitted works can be either warnings against diseases or promoting health awareness.
In the infographics category, entrants can design creative infographics on any health issues they think would convey an awareness health message to the community.