Entries begin for the 9th Annual Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards

Nigerian Breweries Plc has flagged off the 9th edition of its Golden Pen Awards as part of its efforts at celebrating and promoting excellence in the journalism profession. The call for entry for the awards which grand finale holds in October has begun.

Nigerian Breweries’ Corporate Affairs Adviser , Mr. Kufre Ekanem, told reporters at the kickoff ceremony, which was held in Lagos recently, that the award was introduced to promote professionalism and objective reportage of events in Nigeria.

Ekanem enjoined journalists from all media platforms with reports published and broadcast in 2016, focusing on agriculture, local sourcing and industrial development to submit a maximum of three entries for the award.

The entries, he said, should be sent to TPT International via goldenpenawards@tptinternational.com or the corporate address on PR Place, 6/8 Bola Ogunsanya Crescent, Magodo GRA, Shangisha, Lagos. Entry will close on Friday August 4, 2017.

The 9th Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards ceremony will hold on Friday October 6, 2017 and winners will be announced in the three categories of the award: Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Reporter of the Year, Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Photo Journalist of the Year and Nigerian Breweries Report of the Year.

The prizes for winning entries for the awards have also been reviewed upwards. The Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Reporter of the Year will get a cash prize of N2 million plus a gift item, the first runner up will get N1 million while the 2nd runner up will go home with N750, 000.

In the Photo Journalist category, the overall winner will receive N1 million plus a gift item while the first and second runners up will be rewarded with N750, 000 and N500, 000 respectively.

The winner of the Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Report of the Year will receive N1 million and a gift item.

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