The Nigerian Breweries Plc has said set aside a total of N2.75m for journalists who emerge winners of the 2015
edition of its Golden Pen Award.
This year’s award which is the 7th will focus on education, youth empowerment and talent development, is also a corporate social responsibility of the company in promoting professionalism and objective reporting of events in corporate Nigeria.
Journalists from various newspaper organizations are therefore expected to submit entries of stories and photographs published in 2014 in Nigerian newspapers as the call for entries will close on Friday, September
21, 2015. The reports and photographs will be analyzed for its originality, news values, use of resources, credibility and
factuality. Other interest would include info-graphics,layout/headlines, clarity and social responsibility.Speaking during the announcement of the award in Lagos, Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries said a shortlist of the top ten entries will be
made and winners will be named and rewarded at the award ceremony.
He disclosed that N1m will go to the Golden pen reporter of the year, N500,000 will be given to reporter
of the year and N300,000 to the pen photojournalist of the year.The first runner up for the reporter of the year will be given N300,000, second runner up will be rewarded N300,000 while the first runner up for photojournalist of the year will have N250,000 and N200,000 for the second runner up. Ekanem also revealed that the jury will be headed by
Yemi Ogunbiyi, a tested and trusted professional media manager who has helped to select winners in the past
“Other members of the jury include Ralph Akinfeleye, a renowned professor of Mass Communication, Gbenga Adefaye former president Nigerian Guild of editors and Nkechi Ali-
Balogun, a former chairman of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR. Few days ago the Ogun State Chapter of the body had announced its 2015 Colloquium and
Award Ceremonies which hold august 13th 2015 at the Auditorium of the Olusegun Obasanjo Library.The theme of the colloquium is “Image Makers’
Perspective in the Reinvention of the Nigerian
Nation” and keynote address would be delivered by the Secretary General of the African Public Relations Association
(APPRA), Mr. Yomi Badejo- Okusanya. The chairman of the occassion will be
Professor Lai Oso, of the Department of Mass Communications, Lagos State University. The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun is to declare the event open.
In a release signed by the Chairman of the Chapter, Mr. Tope Adaramola, the choice of the theme of the colloquium is hinged on the present concerted
moves to revive the Nigerian nation as a whole.
Highpoints of the event would be the presentation of Awards to distinguished personalities like Iyalode Alaba Lawson; Engineer Biodun Fijabi, and Alhaji Jimoh Popoola, for their unparalleled entrepreneurship spirit in the state, while the NIPR Technocrats Award goes to the Ogun State Head of Service, Mrs. Modupe Adekunle.
additional credits: Elemosho Oyinlola.
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