Youth

Winners of the Rwanga Awards 2020 Announced

Monday, December 21, 2020 2:21 PM

Erbil, KURDISTAN (December 20th,  2020) – The Rwanga Awards 2020: For the 7th year in a row, the Rwanga Foundation held its Annual Rwanga Awards ceremony, in which the winners of ten categories had been unveiled, announced and awarded. The Award was guided by entertainment performances such as singing, acts and dancing.


It is worth mentioning that due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in order to comply with the ministry of health's instructions, the ceremony was conducted differently from the previous years, with only the presence of a certain number of guests, including special guests, the evaluation committee, and the 10 category nominees. Before the date of the ceremony, all guests were tested to ensure the health of the guests. Social distancing was also ensured inside the ceremony hall.

AbdulSalam Medeni, Chief Executive Director of Rwanga Foundation made a speech at the ceremony opening and said: " Energy, science, love of life, future and ambition are found in young people. The Rwanga Foundation is trying to reach this goal by creating a platform for the youth to be able to show their talents and products and introduce them to the community."

In addition to the announcement of the winners, many interesting performances were performed during the ceremony. At the beginning of the ceremony, a poetry and a piece of music were presented by the ceremony presenters (Herman Muhammad and Dida Faraidun).

Moreover, Cultural dances under the title of "Living Together Cultural Dance" were performed by the Erbil Folk Arts Team, which includes various cultural dances for the different cultural ethnics living Kurdistan. The ceremony ended with a mashup performed by the two young artists (Ari Jan and Rasha Bilal).

The 7th Annual Rwanga Awards was sponsored by 30 Sponsors consisting of: 

Diamond Sponsors: Korek Telecom, Al-Hayat Pepsi, Darin Group

Gold Sponsors: MRF Group, AD Media, Hemn Group, Erbil International Hotel, Fastlink, Burger King

Silver Sponsors: Lucid, Uni-Recycling, Saba Holding, Fox View, Andazeary Rang

Media Partners: Rudaw, K24

Media Sponsors: Net TV, Kurdistan TV, Zagros TV, Waar TV, Halabja TV, Mix FM, Duhok TV, Falcon TV Group, M Radio

 

 

The evaluation committee for the Rwanga Awards 2020 were:

Entrepreneurship

Mazen Sirwan

Dr. Rebean Ramadhan

Scientific Innovation

Faraedoon Waly

Dr. Salah Abdal

Software Development

Dr. Dilan Majeed

Dr. Shaheen Abdullah

Short Story

Jotyar Tamar

Qanih Khorshid

Poetry

Goran Rasool

Shaaban Sulaiman

Drawing

Dr. Bayan Mami

Ibrahim Zorab

Recycled Art

Khasraw Jaff

Ali Kareem

Solo Musician

Mahdi Nuri

Halbast Salah

Short Film

Seiwan Nuri

Ranjdar Mustafa

Photography

Jamal Othman

Blind Tahir

 

The winners for the Rwanga Awards 2020 are:

Entrepreneurship

First

Gulstan Nawkhosh

Erbil

Forever Memories

 

Second

Naska Omer

Erbil

Nask Collection

 

Third

Chrakhan Bestun

Sulaimani

Chera

 

Scientific Innovation

First

Soma Nihad

Erbil

Smart Green House

 

Second

Alan Muhealddin

Duhok

Smart Water Measurement

 

Third

Mehvan Abdulazeez

Sulaimani

Smart Glass

 

Software Development

First

Ayman Sabri

Sulaimani

Peshgram

 

Second

Harman Hasan

Duhok

KurdBus

 

Third

Bilal Qadir

Sulaimani

Legal Consultation

 

Short Story

First

Lawin Muhammed

Kirkuk

Futile Breakdown

 

Second

Ahmed Sami

Iranian Refugee - Erbil

Even graves feel cold

 

Third

Bahzad Muhammed

Erbil

Blessed Guilt

 

Poetry

First

Soma Abdulqadr

Sulaimani

Soldiers and their gazes

 

Second

Aziz Husen

Erbil

A Black Angel in Heaven

 

Third

Sada Mustafa

Erbil

Nothing

 

Drawing

First

Gyana Omer

Sulaimani

Quiff

 

Second

Kizhan Saidgull

Sulaimani

Girls and Society

 

Third

Dween Hemn

Erbil

Colour festival

 

Recycled Art

First

Selar Anwar

Erbil

Autumn Tree

 

Second

Shaida Ramazan

Erbil

Handmade knitting

 

Third

Shaimaa Naji

Erbil

The Light of Life

 

Solo Musician

First

Zholy Shwan

Sulaimani

L. V. Bethoven Sonata No. 8

 

Second

Zhyar Luqman

Sulaimani

capris No. 24 sonata No. 8

 

Third

Azr Abdulmajeed

Syrian Refugee - Duhok

Kumsalda dans

 

Short Film

First

Azhin Kawa

Sulaimani

1 in 6

 

Second

Omer Kamal

Duhok

Oblique

 

Third

Darya Bakr

Sulaimani

Isolation

 

Photography

First

Diyar Ibrahim

Erbil

Kurdish Knight

 

Second

Hemn Adil

Halabja

Mountain Friend

 

Third

Srusht Omer

Erbil

Peace and War

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the goal of improving and fostering the potential of the youth, the Rwanga Awards strives to discover talents, to strengthen confidence and to collect all types of artistic, literary, and scientific projects created and developed throughout the Kurdistan Region. From the 20th of July until the 1st of November, the Rwanga Foundation encouraged the youth aged between 15 to 25 years, to apply their art work, ideas and scientific inventions from all over Kurdistan (including refugees and IDPs). The number of applications for the Rwanga Awards 2020 were which matched the 10 categories.


The Rwanga Awards officially started in 2014 and ever since was taking place in different cities: Erbil for 2014, Sulaimani for 2015, Duhok for 2016, and since 2017 the awards ceremony of Rwanga Awards takes place in Erbil. 

At the end of the deadline for applications, 544 products in the ten categories were submitted by the youth including (221 females, and 323 males).