Social Media Awards 2012

I was planning to publish this post last month but I was really busy with work and then I travelled to India! Now I’m back to blogging!
Was an honor and absolute pleasure being recognized by Bahrain Information Affairs Authority last Feb at the social media awards 2012. The event was attended by around 300 people including ministers and Goverment officials and it was held at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa, Zallaq.
I was awarded as “Media Industry Innovator”  :)
Here is some news clippings from local newspapers covering the event
“This is the first of its kind award that has been
set up in Bahrain,” said an organiser.
“We did our research through Twitter and
Facebook and searched for Bahrain-based
accounts. The winners were selected according
to certain criteria set by the IAA.
“These are credibility and reliability of comments
or tweets posted online, the number of
followers obtained, the consistency and transparency
of comments and the manner in which they
have added to the social sphere,” the organiser

said.
GDN, 9th Feb 2012

Some Tweets about the event  #SMA2012
Some of my iPhone shots
Sofitel Zallaq hall
My award :)
I Loved how they put my twitter handle on the award :D
Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid AlKhalifa recieving his award and giving a speech on social media responsibility
Mai AlMoayed (TheMakeupManual) receiving an award
Suhail Algosaibi receiving his award
Group photo (not sure who snapped it)

© Photos were taken using my iPhone 4s

Screenshot from Bahrain TV coverage  :)
IAA president Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa giving me the certificate and gift Samsung S2 which my mom is enjoying very much  :)
Last note I want to thank Shaikh Fawaz and all IAA employees for the wonderful event. It truly means a lot being recognized. We are definitely on the right track!