| Achong Tanjong |
RADIO Televisyen Brunei (RTB) officially launched the 11th RTB Instagram Award 2014 for Popular Category, which took place yesterday at Dewan Raya, RTB in the capital.
The members of the public can now start to vote for the contestant of their choice.
Present to officiate the launching ceremony was Awg Haji Muhammad Suffian bin Haji Bungsu, Director of RTB.
In his opening speech, Pg Hj Md Sarifuddin bin Hj Alli, Special Administration officer cum Chairman of RTB Instagram Award said, “This year, a total of 39 categories were contested including 10 from Popular category and 19 from radio category and 10 from TV category.”
According to Pg Hj Md Sarifuddin, the categories contested this year are the most contested in the history of RTB Awards, since it was introduced in 2001.
The final judgment will be held from November 17-27.
The total score for the popular category will be divided into two – 30 per cent by the appointed judges and 70 per cent via the votes from the public.
Voting via Instagram has already started and will end on December 2.”
The voting can also be made via Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata starting today until November 30. The votes can also be sent to all branches of RTB in each district, according to a statement.
On behalf of RTB, Pg Hj Md Sarifuddin also expressed his appreciation to Brunei Press Sdn Bhd for supporting the event.
The prize presentation ceremony for the winners of the awards will be held on December 6 at the Jerudong Park Amphitheatre.
Winners for the other contested categories will be announced during the RTB Media Carnival 2014 which will be held from November 29 until December 1 at the Times Square Shopping Complex.
Also present at the event yesterday was Hjh Zalinar bin Haji Abdullah, Acting Deputy Director (Development), Haji Ibrahim bin Haji Mohamed, Acting Deputy Director (Operation) and members of the RTB Instagram Award 2014 executive committee.