By Parag Deulgaonkar
Participants must be between ages 5 and 95, with AED1million to be won
Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed has announced an award of $272,479 (AED1 million) to the winner of “The Hope Maker” competition that aims to improve the Arab world through humanitarian, developmental and community work.
He tweeted the award details on Tuesday which specifies that any individuals between the ages of 5 and 95 can apply or be nominated for the coveted award, but must be a resident of an Arab country.
Under the criteria and conditions mentioned by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the participants have to be a source of inspiration for the society and all their endeavours have to be legal in their home countries.
“These hope makers will be honoured by enhancing their reputations and financially supporting the first-place winner to complete his/her cause and that may be in the field of volunteerism, education, health, media and new media,” MBRGI said.
The registration for the award will run from February 28 until April 3. The nomination process will be held between April 4 and 12, following which personal interviews will be conducted with the top 12 participants. Thereafter, the top 5 finalists will be selected, and one of them will be crowned “The Hope Maker”.