Continental Reinsurance Plc (CRe) has instituted pan-African insurance and reinsurance journalism awards in order to improve and develop insurance and reinsurance reporting in the continent.
The award is also aimed at encouraging journalists to develop their knowledge and expertise, as well as recognise the outstanding work of journalists from across Africa.
Group Managing Director of CRe, Femi Oyetunji, said: “The insurance and reinsurance sector has a valuable role to play in Africa’s economic growth and development and we want to recognise the respected contribution of the media to the sector’s growth.”
“The awards are an extension of our continued commitment to the advancement of excellence in the industry,” says Oyetunji.
He emphasised that the private reinsurer is very committed to advancing the re/insurance sector in Africa.
The four categories in the 2015 Awards are: Best re/insurance feature article, Best re/insurance news reporting, Best re/insurance industry analysis and commentary and Pan-African reinsurance journalist of the year award.
He also informed that an international judging panel comprising industry experts and academics in journalism will judge the Continental Reinsurance Journalism Awards 2015 entries.
The judging panel will evaluate all submitted material according to the quality of information and how it contributes to raising awareness of the insurance and reinsurance sector in Africa, he added.
Each entrant is required to submit their published article together with their name, media organisation, the date the article was published, their brief profile and photo, together with a 250-word motivation for writing their editorial article and submit the entry by email by December 31, 2015.
While inviting journalists from every African country across the continent to participate in the awards, Oyetunji informed that the award winners will be announced at a ceremony in April 2016.
Source : Independent