Continental Re Announces Panel for 2017 Pan – African Reinsurance Journalism Awards


Continental Reinsurance Plc, has announced the jury members for the second edition of the Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards.

According to  Continental Re, Afif Ben Yedder, Founder of IC Publications, publisher of leading magazines African Business and New African, will chair the jury this year.

Other panelists are: William Wallis, Leader Writer, Financial Times, Nadia Mensah-Acogny, Journalist, Forbes Afrique, Michael Wilson, Business & Finance Journalist,Julia Graham, Technical Director, Airmic.
Continental Reinsurance, the private sector champion of the pan-African reinsurance industry is sponsoring the awards.
A statement from the company said the awards are open to both English and French-speaking journalists covering the re/insurance sector in Africa.

Speaking on the forth coming edition of the award, the Group Managing Director/CEO of Continental Reinsurance, Dr. Femi Oyetunji, said: “The outstanding quality of our international judging panel attests to the importance and prestige of these awards. We are privileged to bring together a very talented group of top media and insurance experts, to judge Africa’s most effective journalism work on the topic of re/insurance.”
Afif Ben Yedder said: “As an industry expert, I applaud any initiative that encourages journalists to develop their knowledge and expertise, particularly in Africa.

Following the success of the inaugural awards, I look forward to reading this year’s entries.”
He said the international judging panel, will evaluate all the submitted articles according to the quality of information and how the work contributes to raising awareness and understanding of the re/insurance sector in Africa.
Furthermore, he said the jury members will independently select the recipients of the awards in three categories: Journalist of the Year, Best Analysis & Commentary and Best Feature article.

He said submission can be either a published article or a broadcasted radio/television clip in English or French.
According to the Continental Re boss,the review period is the 12 months leading up to the submission deadline date. Entrants have to be based in an African country.
Submissions in English or French are accepted and should be emailed to latest by 31st January 2017.

Contributions have to be sent together with a brief explanation of a 250-words motivation note explaining the reason for creating the article/clip.

The participant should include his/her name, media organisation, the publishing/broadcasting date, a brief profile and a photo.