MTN Shortz launched to reward Ghanaian Creative Content Providers

MTN Shortz launched to reward Ghanaian Creative Content Providers

MTN Ghana, the biggest telecommunication services providers in Ghana last Wednesday launched the MTN Shortz and MTN Shortz Challenge at the new MT

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MTN Ghana, the biggest telecommunication services providers in Ghana last Wednesday launched the MTN Shortz and MTN Shortz Challenge at the new MTN office building here in Accra.

The MTN Shortz Challenge is a new competition that is intended to earn attractive prizes for winners.
MTN is expecting content in the following categories, short films (5 to 10 minutes), funny videos, podcast, animation and games. Submission of content takes begins from 8th August and ends on 27th August, 2018.

Participants should visit mtn.com.gh/shortz to register by providing the following information and upload their videos – full name, team members, contact member, email address and state participating category.

The launch brought together film producers, directors and interested individuals who wanted to be part of this historic launch. Participants were given the opportinity to seek clarity on the Shortz Challenge.

Launching MTN Shortz, Mr Noel Kojo Ganson, Acting Chief Marketing Officer, said in furtherance to their vision to lead in the delivery of a bold new digital world to their customers, MTN is committed to ensuring that their customers enjoy the full benefit of the Internet and emergence of digital technology.

He said MTN will continue to find innovative ways to ensure that we contribute to bridge the digital divide in Ghana by bringing out very innovative products and services.

He further used the opportunity to explain what MTN Shortz is all about; MTN Shortz is a platform that will empower our customers digitally and serve as a reference point for them to access short video content like comedy, animation, podcast, games and films, saying, this platform is expected to create a source of revenue generation for content developers.

“In order to boost content injection on the MTN Shortz platform and create the opportunity for content developers to monetize their creation, MTN is inviting content creators, animators, game developers, newspaper houses, movie producers, TV stations, radio stations, bloggers, Social Media experts to submit very innovative contents to participate in the MTN Shortz Challenge,” he added.

Again, Mr Ganson disclosed that contents received for the competition will be reviewed, and winners will be rewarded on 5th September, 2018. Participants of the MTN Shortz Challenge stand the chance of winning cash prizes up to a total of GHc50,000.00.

Mr Ganson encouraged all to be part of the challenge since the MTN Shortz Challenge presents an opportunity for all of us to tell the African story or share information on Ghana’s history and culture as well as any other useful information required for life.

He noted that content could be on health, education and any other social issue of importance. We hope to receive very exciting and thought provoking content from various developers.

He said our world is changing, we are right in the middle of a digital revolution and we cannot remain consumers only but we must be producers and developers too.

“I therefore challenge all of us to take advantage of the digital age to aspire to be content developers. Let’s not miss the opportunity to make money from the content we create,” he concluded.

 

 

By Kojo Aidoo