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Merck Foundation organizes‘More Than A Mother Awards’ 2021

Jun 4, 2021, 12:46 PM | Article By: Yunus S. Saliu

The National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has declared the Merck Foundation Song and Film Awards 2021 competition open for interested Gambian Singers, Filmmakers, and Dramatists to participate.

The contest is organized by the Merck Foundation under the aegis of the Office of The First Lady, Her Excellency Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow under the theme: More Than A Mother.

The purpose of the competition is to help Singers, Filmmakers and Dramatists to create works that will raise awareness of people about girls’ empowerment, infertility, breaking infertility and breaking the barriers of infertility stigma in our societies.

According to the Office of the Director General of the National Centre for Arts and Culture, all artists are eligible to participate in the competition.

Interested participants are advised to submit their songs and films on the theme before 30th August, 2021 through email to: submit@merck-foundation.com and momodouawa@gmail.com.

Winners are expected to receive cash prizes amounting to US$500, $700 and $1000 respectively.

Meanwhile, the Office of the National Centre for Arts and Culture urges all Gambian artists to take up the challenge and opportunity accorded to them.

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