Nigerian Breweries 10th Golden Pen Award set for Friday, 28th

Nigerian Breweries Plc, said that all plans have been concluded to hold the 10th edition of its Golden Pen Awards on Friday, 28th September, 2018.

According to the brewing company, the award which rewards creativity and excellence in the media profession will be held at the Civic Centre, Lagos and would be more rewarding than previous editions being that it is the 10th anniversary.

Speaking further on the programme, Nigerian Breweries’ Corporate Affairs Adviser, Kufe Ekanem, said that he was happy that the programme had impacted immensely on the Nigerian media in the discharge of their role towards nation building.

“Looking back over the last nine editions, we are happy that the initiative has continued to help in uplifting the standards of journalism in Nigeria going by the quality of entries we receive every year as attested to by our independent panel of judges and stakeholders in the Nigerian media who have been part of the awards over the years,” he said.

He further stated that for the 10th edition, the Golden Pen Reporter of the Year will be appreciated with a cash prize of N2 million plus a premium gift item; the first runner-up will get N1 million while the second runner-up will get N750,000.

“In the Photojournalist category, the overall winner will receive N1 million plus a quality gift item, while the first and second runners-up will have 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”, he added.

Since inception, the award has produced nine grand prize winners in the “Journalist of the Year” category; six grand prize winners in the “Photo Journalist of the Year” category; and four others in the “Report of the Year” category. It has also produced several runners up in the three categories.

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