Following the inaugural regional awards last year, ABN Productions has finalised the panel of judges for 2013 that will ultimately be selecting the winners in each of the five categories.
The panel of judges include:
"I am excited by the success of last year's awards program and with this year's esteemed diverse group of judges we can look forward to a significant increase in nominations in 2013," said Yunus Suleman, chairman of the distinguished panel.
The first awards ceremony will kick off in Lagos, Nigeria in July and will be followed by Kigali, Rwanda in August and Durban, KwaZulu Natal in September. Winners from the regional events will then proceed through as finalists for the AABLA finale which will be held in November this year.
The categories are:
The call for nominations is currently open and applicants can complete an online nomination form which can be found on the AABLA 2013 website.