Umniah’s The 8Log Crowns the Top Three Winners of its Writing Competition for University Students
Amman 30 March: Umniah’s The 8Log celebrated the winners of its third Arabic writing competition for university students, during an award ceremony held at Umniah’s business incubator, The Tank.
Following extensive deliberations by the judging panel, Omar Al-Rahwanji from Princess Sumaya University for Technology won first place for his article, “Has the Development of Mobile Devices Reached the Threshold of the End?”, Moayad Al-Shara’a from Al al-Bayt University came in second place for his article, “The Female Character in the Sufi Novel”, while the third place was awarded to Ahmad Al-Dajah from Irbid National University for his article, “Sports: My Medium for Discovering the World.”
The competition had welcomed participation by students from nine Jordanian universities, focusing on the topics of technology, cyber security, entertainment, health, sports, travel, art and culture, career advice, as well as entrepreneurship. Many notable submissions pushed the boundaries for creativity and linguistic flair, giving the judging panel plenty to consider during deliberations.
The panel consisted of Nisreen Rawashdeh- Senior Program Manager at Edraak; Yazan Noufal, Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Dinasoor Tech; Ibraheem khraisat, Editor in Chief at Hashtag Arabi and Batoul Arnaout, Corporate Communications Supervisor at Umniah.
Submissions were judged using a broad range of criteria, including the use of concise and clear language, the presentation of new and interesting information, SEO optimization, among others.
While only five contenders had made it to the semi-final round of the competition, a total of ten students were nominated to attend a skill-building workshop facilitated by Anwan — an affiliate of The Tank.
Following the announcement, Umniah CEO Ziad Shatara emphasized the importance of “The 8Log” as the first platform of its kind to be spearheaded by the Jordanian ICT sector. The platform was conceived with the central objective of fostering and promoting Arabic content online — an objective towards which it has made significant progress since its launch in February 2019.
The platform’s slogan — "Information with Technology" — encompasses Umniah’s vision for “The 8Log” as an engaging source for technical knowledge presented in Arabic and as part of a curated, reader-centric approach. The platform aims to further empower Jordanian youth by cultivating a community of writers, readers, and intellectuals seeking to broaden their horizons.