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Nominees for Quill Awards emerge


Promasidor Officials, judges of the Quill awards. pHOTO; naijahottestgist

Promasidor Officials, judges of the Quill awards. pHOTO; naijahottestgist

The judges for the 2015 Promasidor Quill Awards, led by its Chairman, Ambassador Patrick Dele Cole (OFR) have selected 17 nominees for the seven categories of this year’s edition of the prestigious awards.

The panel of judges which include Kadaria Ahmed, a veteran journalist and television personality; Joseph Okonmah, Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Lagos Chapter; Reze Bonna, a trained Architect and celebrated photographer; and Ray Echebiri, a British Chevening Scholar and a seasoned financial journalist converged at Eko Hotel Lagos a fortnight ago, to assess and score all the entries received from journalists across the nation.

The final phase of the exercise, which lasted for over 10 hours, saw the judges concluding work on and discussing the high volume of entries received for the different categories.

The categories are:  Brand Advocate of the Year; CSR Report of the Year; Best Photo Story of the Year; Best Report on Nutrition; Best Report on Children; Education Reporter of the Year and Future Writer of the Year.

Ambassador Cole, who chaired the session, said the exercise was challenging due to the high quality of entries assessed by the judges.

He however disclosed that the judges had taken their time to attend to details contained in each of the entries as they were determined to be fair to all contestants. He commended the journalists who submitted entries for the professionalism exhibited in their entries noting that the quality of work was much higher this year than in previous editions.

Meanwhile, Mr. Andrew Enahoro, Head of Legal and Public Relations, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, said selection of the judges was hinged on their high profile bordering on their wealth of experience and integrity.

He also disclosed that winners in all the categories would be announced at a ceremony slated for Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos on Friday, May 22, 2015.

He also assured that Promasidor would not relent in contributing to development of journalism practice in Nigeria. His words: “Promasidor Quill Awards is committed to setting the pace in rewarding journalists based on merit for their work and not a self-seeking approach to get accolades, but a professional platform of assessment, recognition and reward for outstanding journalistic work”.

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