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African biz journalism contest announced

April 19, 2006

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.

AfricaThe Diageo African Business Reporting Award aims to raise awareness of Africa’s economic marginalization and recognize the media’s role as a catalyst for economic development. A cash prize of UK£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 award’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 company’s workforce.

For more information or to apply, contact info@diageoafricabusinessreportingawards.com or go to http://www.diageoafricabusinessreportingawards.com.

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