Thursday, 26 January 2012

Young Journalists Award 2011: Call for entries

Nominations are invited for the 5th Nigeria Young Journalist Awards 2011 from media organisations and individuals. The award, initiated by media career services, a media training and consultancy outfit dedicated to the development of the carer of journalists in Nigeria, is to recognise and encourage young journalists in the country.

A judging board made up of top media professionals will choose winners of the awards who will get media career enhancing prizes.

Awards Categories For The Year 2011 Are:
A. Young Journalist of the year 2011.
B. Student Journalist of the year 2011.
C. Mass Communication Department Journal of the year 2011.

Submission Of Entries

Interested journalists for category (A) should have a maximum of three (3) years journalism experience and must not be older than 30 by December 2011.

They must submit three (3) of their published or broadcast work between January and December 2011. For entries for the print category, entrants should photocopy their works into four (4) sets while entrants from the broadcast should also submit three duplicates of their works on compact disk, the synopsis of such works should also come in four (4) sets.

Such entries must be supported with a nomination letter from the journalist’s editor or supervisor and curriculum vitae (also in 4 set).

For category B, entries must be a student of a tertiary institution with active participation in campus journalism. He or she must have at least three published or broadcast work in campus or other medium focusing on campus issues between January and December 2011. Sample of the published works should be photocopied into four (4) places.

A nomination letter by relevant authorities and curriculum vitae is required. These should also come in four (4) places.

For category C, submitted training newspaper/magazines of Mass Communication departments will be assessed on the basis of content and production quality. A nomination letter by Editorial Advisers will be required. Samples should be in four (4) sets.

ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO:
The programme coordinator,
Young Journalist Awards 2011,
Media Career Services,
C/O International Press Centre,
11, Dideolu Court, Dideolu Estate,
Off Ijaiye Road, by Sweet Sensation,
Ogba, Lagos.
Tell: 08033374017, 08023000621, 08023626281

Closing date:
All entries must be received on or before Friday 17th February 2012.

Organised by:
Media Career Services
Publishers of Stop Press, the career moulding newsletter for journalists.
www.mediacareerng.org

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