The MTN Shortz challenge which was launched on the 8th of August has finally been brought to an end as winners for the various categories walked home with cash prizes ranging from GHs 5,000 cedis to the GHs15,000 cedis yesterday.
The various categories including, Best Animation, Best Podcast, Best Game, Best funny Video. Most Trending Video on Social Media, Best Short Film and The Overall Best Video saw winners of each category receive a sum of GHs 5,000 cedis each whiles the overall winner received an amount of GHs 15,000 cedis.
Speaking at the occasion, Senior Manager of Product and Services-MTN Ghana, Mr. Sefonu Bless said the reason for the initiative by the Telecom Gaint was to encourage content developers and people in the creative industry produce more local content that could compete on the international market.
Adding that, The MTN Shortz challenge will help content developers monetize or make money from their works.
The event which was coordinated by Naa Ashorkor was graced by the Acting General Manager of MTN Marketing Services, Mr. Germain Nartey and popular Ghanaian film Stars like Kafui Danku, Prince David Osei, Akorfa Edjeani and the lead character in popular (YOLO) series, Aaron Adatsi known as Cyril were all present.
“Lost’ which won the overall best video was a short film which told the story of how a young man lost his girlfriend when he tried proposing to her in a canon on a river in the middle of nowhere and how he survived in the forest searching for her.
“The MTN Shortz is a beautiful initiative, this would encourage the youth and people out there to use their time judiciously to be creative because at the end of the day you stand the chance of winning amazing prizes,” Prince David Osei advised.
The event which took place on the premises of MTN Ghana ended with a refreshment and socializing session in the yellow room.
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BY: Adnan Osman