Annual South Theatre Talent show and Best nominees Award Gala

The Annual South Theatre Talent show and Best Nominee’s Award program identifies and rewards best performers in arts and sports. This is aimed at show-casing talents and motivating youth by awarding winners.

The Annual South Theatre Talent show and Best Nominees Award Program

The annual South Theatre Talent show and Best Nominee’s Award program is a flagship program of the South Theatre Academy started in 2013. The program identifies and rewards best performers in theatre performances, sports, and filming.

The annual gala event, held in December of every year, recognizes best talents in 12 different categories in the fields of film, music, dance, drama and soccer. The gala brings together South Sudanese, particularly those living in Kenya and in South Sudan among many others in East Africa countries.

An independent jury of professionals and experts in the industry is usually selected by the management board and mandated with the responsibility of nominating the entries. Public voting for the entries is then conducted through social media and mobile phone short messaging voting system. Those with the highest number of votes in each category are then declared the winners during the gala with the final performances approved by the high profile judges. The previous gala was successfully held on December 7th 2013. The event was attended by around 1500 people and saw a total of 24 youth recognized and awarded with various awards. In addition to prizes awarded during the gala, the winners are also to receive personalized coaching in the areas of leadership and communication, and publicity through social and mass media outlets both in South Sudan and in Kenya.

All the winners are also to undergo intensive two-month training in the areas of their specialization and linked to potential mentors. For instance, winners in film category are to be enlisted for hands on film workshop and professional training in pre and post-production therefore acquiring professional skills.

The main objective of this program is to identify, reward and empower creative’s in the entertainment industry so as to sustain stable livelihood hence positively transforming the society.

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