Promasidor Nigeria, makers of Cowbell milk, has called for entries for its recently launched media excellence awards for journalists, tagged ‘Promasidor Quill Awards’.
Mr. Andrew Enahoro, Head Legal and PR, Promasidor Nigeria Limited who made this known at a press conference in Lagos yesterday, said the awards is now officially open as journalists can now enter for the competition through its website.
“The ‘Promasidor Quill Awards’ which was launched in March 2012, is now officially open. Submission of entries will run all through to March 2013 when it will be closed for compilation. Interested journalists can log on to the website http://quillawards.promasidor-ng.com/to submit their entries.”
Speaking on, Enahoro made known that the awards would encompass five categories and will be done strictly on an e-platform.
“The ‘Promasidor Quill Awards’ will cover five categories which are the Brand Advocate of the year, Best CSR Report of the year, Most Educative Report of the year, Best Report on Nutrition and the Best Photo Story of the year. These categories have been carefully thought-out to accommodate most journalists in the industry. Unlike others, the ‘Promasidor Quill Awards’ will be done on an e-platform. It will be done strictly using the internet so as to avoid difficulties in submitting entries. This will give interested participants equal opportunity to participate in the awards and also there will be no case of lost entries as you will receive an immediate response after submitting your entry.”
When asked who the judges were, Enahoro said “the panel of judges will consist of a representative from Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), an academia and a veteran journalist.
Speaking further, Mr. Ayodele Oguntubi, Coordinator Corporate Affairs, Promasidor Nigeria while demonstrating how to upload entries for the awards, said journalists are entitled to one entry per category.
“Interested journalists can only submit one entry per category, except the Brand Advocate category where we will do the collation ourselves with the help of our agency. It will be required that a scanned copy of the story in print and a Microsoft word copy of the story be submitted for legibility,” Oguntubi said.
Revealing the prizes, Oguntubi said winners in each category will get an opportunity to do a course at Lagos Business School (LBS), a high-end Laptop, a high-end camera for the photojournalist, and all Promasidor products.
The ‘Promasidor Quill Awards’ is a platform in Nigeria to reward journalists for dedicated news reportage on Industry, Education, Corporate Social Responsibility & Nutrition issues all year round. These Awards will be an annual event that would add more depth and reward reporting excellence. Winning journalists would be rewarded with befitting prizes and be given the opportunity to add to their knowledge and skills set. It was launched at the Promasidor Media Brand Academy in March, 2012.