Journalists in the country have been sending in entries for the ‘Promasidor Quill Awards,’ which was launched by Promasidor Nigeria Limited; makers of Cowbell milk, earlier in the year.
Senior officials of the company, who spoke in Lagos recently, disclosed that they have received several entries on the dedicated website for the awards from many journalists.
The Promasidor Quill Awards cover five categories: 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 were said to have been carefully thought-out to accommodate most journalists in the country. Unlike other awards, entry for the ‘Promasidor Quill Awards’ is being done on an e-platform. That is, it is being done strictly using the internet so as to avoid difficulties in submitting entries.
According to the company, the step would give interested participants equal opportunity to participate in the awards and to avoid case of lost entries, as each participant will receive an immediate response after submitting his or her entry.
Head Legal and PR, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Andrew Enahoro, had at a media briefing in Lagos recently declared that journalists can now enter for the competition via its website. He said the panel of judges will consist of a representative from Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), academia and a veteran journalist.
Also speaking, Coordinator Corporate Affairs of the company, Mr. Ayodele Oguntubi, said journalists were 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.
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 and Nutrition issues all year round.