Journalists who have covered African business or economics can enter their work for a contest sponsored by an international brewing company. The submission deadline is May 31.
The Diageo African Business Reporting Award aims to raise awareness of Africa’s economic marginalization and recognize the mediaâ€™s role as a catalyst for economic development. A cash prize of UKÂ£500 (about US$890) will go to one winner in each of six categories: best Web site, best journalist, best publication, and best feature for newspaper, radio and TV.
Applicants can submit no more than five entries, published or broadcast from June 21, 2005, to May 31, 2006. Submissions must be in English or include an English translation. Web site entries should include the URL address and a description of how the site fits the award criteria. Organizers say the ideal entry is based on excellent research and insight, a clear and balanced presentation, objectivity, and journalistic flair.
The awardâ€™s sponsor, Diageo, is a British beverage conglomerate that brews popular brands such as Guinness and Baileys. Diageo Africa accounts for more than 20 percent of the companyâ€™s workforce.
For more information or to apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.diageoafricabusinessreportingawards.com.