Our first 2022-23 winner is Mariam Razi, who wrote an exceptional article about “My Top 5 Animated Voice Overs” from the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. She writes:
“I learnt about the scholarship through an email sent by my university. Seeing as there are so many great animated movies out there, I had to do quite a bit of research to compile a balanced list of audience favourites along with my own choices. Turns out following your gut is the best way to go about it! As an English language and literature major, the money is definitely going towards buying some of the books on my reading list.”
Our second 2022-23 winner is Rahma Roobleh, from the University of Ottawa in Canada! They wrote and designed a well-thought out blog article answering the question “Can AI Replace Voice Talent?”
“I found out about this scholarship through my own research, as I was searching for a scholarship before attending my post-secondary studies. A challenge I faced while writing my submission, was manoeuvring through Wix, which is a website building platform that was unfamiliar to me. Although it took some time and several YouTube tutorials to get the hang of it, I finally learned to develop a blog post! With my scholarships, I plan to pay off my University tuition, that way I can remain debt free after graduation.”
Finally, for our third topic of 2022-23, “Discuss the Growth of Subtitles and Video Translation,” Donell Ellis from Waltham Forest College in the United Kingdom was our panel of judges’s choice. The fluidity of their blog as well as the end quote wrapping up the article altogether made it all a well-written piece.
“Early in the year I was looking for writing opportunities and contests that I could submit to. I found this one, saw the entry was free, and figured why not take the chance? I was not very familiar with the subtitles and video translation (beyond the fact they exist) so there was quite a bit of research involved.” When asked what Donell Ellis will do with his scholarship, “I’m honestly not sure…buy some books, maybe? A new chair? Or, more appropriately, DVD’s and Blu Rays.”
We are delighted to announce the first winner of the 2021-2022 Scholarship Competition in which students, were challenged to submit a blog of maximum 500 words: The Power of Voice Overs in eLearning post-Covid.
Tristan Agpawa, from McMaster University in Canada, was voted a winner by our panel of judges.
“With the advent of technology and the rapid changes in society, I firmly believe this industry will grow post-Covid and is open to all people dedicated to making it for a living.” Tristan explains, “I felt like this little kid jumping up and down to celebrate this triumphant moment. I called my mom right away, and she was so happy for me as well. I hope to save the prize money for the rainy days, especially during these times when the prices of basic commodities and goods are increasing.”
We are delighted to announce one of three winners for the 2021-2022 Scholarship Competition in which students, were challenged to submit a blog of maximum 500 words: Language Barriers – Entering New Markets with Confidence.
Nayla Loik, from the Curitiba, Brazil, was voted a winner by our panel of judges.
On being awarded the prize money, Nayla says she was, ““Over the moon. I remember that I started jumping right after reading the email, shouting the news to my flatmates. Taking part in a postgraduate course in Screenwriting has been a childhood dream of mine. Knowing that I am now a thousand dollars closer to fulfilling this dream is super exciting, so the prize money is definitely going for my tuition fees.”
We are delighted to announce one of three winners for the 2021-2022 Scholarship Competition in which students, were challenged to submit a blog of maximum 500 words.
Aakanksha Singh, from the University of York, was voted a winner by our panel of judges.
“I couldn’t believe it at all for a moment, to be honest. I was thinking, this can’t be real, maybe this is spam! But when the feeling settled, I of course felt over the moon with joy! I am going to save up the prize money to pay for part of my tuition expenses here at the University.”
We are delighted to announce one of two winners for the 2020-2021 Scholarship Competition in which students, were challenged to submit a blog of maximum 500 words on the subject: Talking the Lingo: Why You Must Go Local for Global Success.
Nice Senolan, from Marmara University in Istanbul, was voted a winner by our panel of judges.
Nice explains, “I’ve written about the impacts of language on people from an international company’s perspective. Thinking outside the box enabled me to have a deeper understanding of some marketing strategies.” She tells us, “No adjectives can accurately describe how I felt when I received the email that I had won the scholarship! I plan to buy myself a laptop allowing me to follow online classes more efficiently, a must-have in online education since the outbreak of COVID-19.”
We are delighted to announce another winner for the 2019-2020 Scholarship Competition! It proved extremely popular with several hundred applications received. The judges were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the entries in the scholarship competition, deciding not only to award the first prize of $1,000 but also to award a second prize of $250.
Rahmandhika Tri Putra from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland was awarded the second prize for his great efforts.
We are delighted to announce one of two winners for the 2020-2021 Scholarship Competition in which students, were challenged to submit a blog of maximum 500 words on the subject: Robot Vs Human – Voice and Consumer Behaviour
Adriana Ceric, from the University of Waterloo in Canada, was voted a winner by our panel of judges.
Adriana explains, “I talked about the underrepresentation of women in the audio industry, along with some of the preliminary issues we are having with setting a female voice as the default setting for voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa. I called it “Artificial Voices — Real Bias” as I noticed sexist biases from our past, leak into the booming modern audio industry.” Adriana tells us, “I was over the moon when the email came during my lunch break in between classes. I’m planning to use the money to purchase a laptop for the fall.”
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2019-2020 Scholarship Competition in which students, were challenged to submit a blog of maximum 500 words on the subject: The Power Behind Voicing Your Brand.
Rashaad Ishmail, from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, was voted the winner by our panel of judges.
“When I received the email that I had won I was beyond thrilled that my determination and effort towards writing the article had led to success,” Rashaad tells us. He continues: “I plan to put the money I earned from this scholarship towards paying for some of the expenses involved in studying abroad in Europe during my fourth year. I have planned to study abroad for years, so having some money saved for part of my future makes this entire experience so rewarding.”
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2018-2019 Scholarship Competition in which students, were challenged to submit a blog of maximum 500 words on the subject: The Power of Video in Online Marketing.
Ashraf Uz Zaman, from Dhaka University in Bangladesh, was voted the unanimous winner by our panel of judges.
“It really does feel amazing in many ways, winning this competition. I really enjoyed the whole process of writing the article – from researching, finding out statistics and finally putting my thoughts about the topic into words. When I entered, I had my fingers crossed because of the effort I had put into writing this article and I knew I had done my best. This competition will always be a reminder to me to put my best efforts into challenges and competitions.