11 October 2018
Preparations are underway to organize Pride of Myanmar Awards 2018 aimed to recognize the excellence of individuals and groups in their respective fields.
The press briefing to introduce the Pride of Myanmar platform, its mechanics and Board of Governors & Jury members to the media and the people of Myanmar was held in Yangon on Thursday.
Pride of Myanmar Awards have proudly established this year as the 1st wide-ranging awards platform for Myanmar to recognize and honor distinguished individuals and groups in their particular areas and have either brought Myanmar to the international stage through their work and acts or impacted positively the social, cultural and entrepreneurial landscape of Myanmar.
Co-Chairperson, Board of Governors, Swe Zin Htike said “We plan to award 8 prizes from 8 categories such as Arts & Literature, Civic & Social, Business Innovation, Entertainment, Fashion, Sports, life time achievement and Social media influencer of the year. We will select People who are Myanmar Natives from different fields that are making Myanmar more well-known onto the Global stage. We will learn through the process because it is 1st time wide-raging awards platform for Myanmar.”
Pride of Myanmar Awards aims to create a credible, non-partisan and transparent awards platform with a vision to become the biggest and most prestigious award in Myanmar supported by the country’s most prominent names to spearhead these awards as Board of Governors and Jury Members.
Co-Chairperson, Board of Governors, Thura Ko Ko said “Nominees will be selected through a three-stage judging process by internal research and external auditor. Later, we will select the top 4 nominees in each category. The Jury members and public will add each 50 % voting scores to the final four shortlisted to choose a final winner in each category. One person can vote one time in each category. Currently, we consider what kind of voting system (SMS message or online voting) will be suitable for the public. The voting period will start from the end of October to December.”
It is learnt that the official website of Pride of Myanmar will be launched on 22nd of October and the public can vote at the same time. Winners of Pride of Myanmar will be awarded around the beginning of the year of 2019.