Continental Re unveils prizes for insurance journalism awards
The Continental Re’s Journalism Awards aimes to boost insurance reporting in Africa by recognising and acknowledging business reporters.
According to the firm, the winners will receive cash prize, training and mentoring on insurance reporting and will also enjoy a fully-paid trip to attend the awards ceremony during the 6th CEO Summit in Mauritius in March 2019.
The pan-African re/insurance journalist of the year will benefit from 12 months mentorship programme to be completed by the time of the 2020 awards.
“We are proud to be at the forefront of building capacity among African journalists by equipping them with the necessary skills needed to report on re/insurance matters accurately.
Through our competent and dynamic panel of judges, we seek to recognise and award reporters who will demonstrate a great understanding of the re/insurance sector and display integrity in covering various issues about the sector,” said Dr Femi Oyetunji, Group Managing Director/CEO, Continental Reinsurance Plc.
The submission window for entries closes on 30th November and to participate, interested journalists are required to enter one article per award category: Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalist of the Year, Best Re/Insurance Print Article, Best Re/Insurance Broadcast (TV/Radio) Article and Best Re/Insurance Online Article.
‘‘We have noticed improved coverage of insurance in various publications over the past year especially by journalists, who have participated in the awards before. As part of our corporate social investment, we want to ensure business journalists are fully equipped with the necessary skills to report on insurance and continuously highlight challenges and opportunities that insurers can tap into,’’ added Dr Oyetunji.
The 2019 judging panel consisting of a highly experienced panel of judges will adjudicate the submissions by assessing how the entries demonstrate understanding and create awareness of the re/insurance sector in Africa.