Global Village partners with Bloom World Academy to offer scholarships worth over AED1 million

In honour of Creators Month, Global Village, the premier multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment in the UAE and the wider region, has teamed up with Bloom World Academy (BWA) to give two young people the chance to win a scholarship worth over AED1 million that will cover their entire schooling at BWA.

Young people between the ages of 5 and 14 are invited to participate in the competition with the topic “My more amazing world” by making a brief video that describes what they or a loved one would do to improve the world or how they are already making a difference.

The video entry could feature the participant, a friend, a teacher, a family member or someone in their wider community who is helping make the world more wonderful by making a positive impact, big or small.

Jaki Ellenby, Executive Marketing Director at Global Village, said: “Here at Global Village, we believe that the world’s diversity is a limitless source of creativity. January is International Month of Creativity, so celebrating the creativity of the talented young people living in the UAE was a natural fit. There could be no better partner for our first edition of Creators Month than Bloom World Academy who share our passion for creative thinking. We are so excited to see how this country’s youth will inspire us all to contribute to creating a more wonderful world.”

The competition is divided into two age group entry categories; Juniors (aged between 5 – 10 years) and Seniors (aged between 11 – 14 years old). Each finalist will receive an invitation to their own red carpet-inspired premiere, where their films will be screened for thousands of visitors to Global Village at the Kids’ Theatre stage. One lucky winner will be selected from each category and announced as the winners of the Bloom World Academy scholarships worth over AED 1 million.

Since its establishment in August 2022, Bloom World Academy has generated significant buzz in the UAE’s educational community. The first school in the UAE to offer flexible hours to suit family life and a 9am start time, BWA also provides a tailored and customized curriculum for each student, allowing them to choose their own schedule through personal pathways.

John Bell, Principal at Bloom World Academy commented: “Bloom World Academy is a truly unique school that genuinely embraces differences. We promise to nurture every aspect of potential through innovation and excellence and this belief is what has fuelled this wonderful partnership with Global Village. Through this competition, we hope to inspire young people in the UAE to think outside the box, dig deep into their imaginations to get creative and flourish through hands-on experiences. Our future lies in the hands of our young people and I can’t wait to see the ideas they submit and the projects they are already working on to build a more positive future for us all.”

Entry requirements for the Young Directors Award competition:

  • Video entries should be filmed and created by the participant and should not exceed 4 minutes
  • Entries can be recorded on a phone, video camera or any other device
  • The competition is open to UAE residents aged between 5 and 14 years old
  • Videos must be submitted before the competition closing date of February 1.
  • Submissions should be uploaded to YouTube as an “unpublished” video
  • The YouTube link should then be shared on the Global Village online entry form:
  • Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, and wonderfulness
  • The creators of the shortlisted entries will be interviewed by Bloom World Academy
  • Finalists will be invited to the award ceremony at Global Village where the winners will be announced

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