A number of winners of Kuwait's Sheikh Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah's Journalism Award lauded here Sunday efforts exerted by the sponsor of the award, HH Premier Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah for encouraging Kuwaiti journalism. They also hailed the organizing committee for their great efforts for developing and enriching Kuwaiti journalism. Osama Jalal said he was so happy to win the prize in a distinguished competition, saying this initiative really supported and spurred Kuwaiti journalism, especially young journalists. He thanked his family and colleagues for helping him work hard and win this prize, hoping that this significant competition would continue. Muneera Al-Sultan, a winner of the category of young journalists, boasted of the award which she won for writing an important feature on car-renting in the Kuwaiti market. The feature presented a comprehensive vision on the car-renting market and supply and demand mechanism, coming up with useful and interesting findings, she said. She said the winning of this award granted her more self-confidence, something which would certainly have positive impacts on her career in the future. Rashed Al-Fendi greatly appreciated the sponsor of the award, HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and the organizers of the event. HH the Premier's sponsorship of the award showed his keenness to encourage the press in general and journalistic creativity in particular, to award skilled journalists, he said. Abduladheem Kadhem underlined the significance of the journalism award in the encouragement of journalists to develop their professional capabilities and skills. The awarding of young journalists this year would surely stimulate and spur them to work hard, he pointed out. Nawaf Al-Deqbasi said the award has greatly supported journalism in the State of Kuwait on the basis that participation creates some good competition among journalists. Al-Deqbasi lauded unlimited backing by HH the Prime Minister to the local press, especially young journalists, and thanked the organizing committee of the prize. Finally, Hammad Al-Muteiri said the prize stimulates competition among journalists and encourages them to develop their skills and capabilities. He appreciated HH the Prime Minister's pioneering efforts for helping the youth and giving them the opportunity to join the event.