Abu Dhabi Awards is now open for nominations

The hunt for exemplary members of the community is on.

Now in its tenth edition, the Abu Dhabi Awards is accepting nominations for its next batch of heroes who have made a positive impact in society.

Citizens and residents are encouraged to put forward their nominations online before 31st December.

Considered the capital’s highest civilian honour, the award is open to everyone regardless of age, gender, nationality or place of residency. The only criterion is that nominees must have made a positive contribution in the Abu Dhabi community.

This year’s edition aims to utilise social media and the internet to both promote and simplify the nomination process. There will also be a series of public events and initiatives fostering community development, social responsibility and environmental awareness.

“With an engaging programme of events lined up to activate goodness across the emirate, we earnestly look forward to empowering citizens and residents with the opportunity to give back to their communities,” commented Eisa Al Subousi, a member of the organising committee.

Farah Al Qaissieh, founder of the support group Stutter UAE and recipient of the award in 2018, said the honour has helped immensely in raising awareness about her group and its efforts to increase understanding of the speech condition.

“Being awarded hasn’t just been a personal honour,” she said. “It gave the push that the initiative needed. We were able to reach a wider audience and it definitely allowed us to have a bigger voice, a stronger presence not just in the UAE but also from different parts of the world.

“Getting the award gave us that extra motivation to keep doing what we do.”

For more information and to submit a nomination, visit: abudhabiawards.ae

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