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Africa's insurance journalism awards open

The fourth edition of the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards has opened for entries. The annual awards are sponsored by Pan African reinsurance firm, Continental Reinsurance Plc.
The 2019 awards are open to all business journalists from Anglophone and Francophone countries in Africa. Submissions will be received from September 4 to November 30 2018. Interested participants are encouraged to submit their entries as per instructions on the Awards web page before the submission deadline.

“This year’s awards will give opportunity to both traditional and online journalists to participate and compete with their print counterparts who have been entering the highest number of entries over the past three editions,’’ noted Dr Femi Oyetunji, group managing director, Continental Reinsurance Plc.

The categories in the 2019 awards are:
  1. Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalist of the Year
  2. Best Re/Insurance Print Article
  3. Best Re/Insurance Broadcast (TV/Radio) Article
  4. Best Re/Insurance Online Article

“The new category (online) will accommodate articles and blogs written exclusively for internet audiences. These categories were recommended by the 2018 judging panel,” he added.

An independent panel of judges will assess the entries and select winners of the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2019 who will be announced during the Continental Re’s annual CEO Summit to be held in April 2019 in Mauritius.

The journalism awards were initiated in 2015 by Continental Reinsurance to recognise and acknowledge the good work of media on the continent. Journalists are required to demonstrate how their articles raised awareness and understanding of the re/insurance sector in Africa.
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