Thirteen media houses and three media training institutions have confirmed their participation in the maiden edition of the National Media Games scheduled for Saturday, August 17 at the El-Wak Sports Stadium. They will compete in seven sporting disciplines in both men and women categories. The event, which is in collaboration with the National Sports Authority, will see the overall media house take home a cash prize of GH¢10,000 and a giant trophy as well as the bragging right of being ‘National Media Games Champion 2019’. This public event would offer the viewing-public the opportunity to see and cheer their favourite TV and radio personalities to victory. It is the biggest gathering of state and private owned media as well as Ghana’s top media training institutions in one place to network and compete. The participating media houses include Media General, New Times Corporation, Kencity Media, Ghana News Agency (GNA), Class Media Group, Global Media Alliance, Daily Guide Network, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Praise TV, HomeBase TV, Metro TV, Angel Broadcasting Network and TV Africa with the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), the National Film And Television Institute (NAFTI) and the African University College of Communication (AUCC) as participating Media Training Institutions. They will compete in athletics, football, volleyball, apple-in-a-line and tug of ‘peace’. Trophies and medals will be presented for each discipline. This year’s theme, ‘Rise Above the Noise’, is meant to deal with the canker of pirated material and to encourage the production of local content. Media General will begin their campaign in men’s football against GIJ. They will then play TV Africa, GMA and CMG in women’s volleyball.