Continental Re Announces Pan-African Journalism Awards

Yemisi Izuora
Continental Reinsurance plc, has announced Africa’s first pan-African insurance and reinsurance  Awards for journalists.

The Company explained that journalists from every African country could participate in the Continental Reinsurance Journalism Awards 2015.

The Journalism awards have been launched to improve and develop insurance and reinsurance reporting in Africa and to encourage journalists to develop their knowledge and expertise, as well as recognise the outstanding work of journalists from across Africa.

Femi Oyetunji, group managing director/CEO, Continental Reinsurance, stated that, “The insurance and reinsurance sector has a valuable role to play in Africa’s economic growth and development and we want to recognise the respected contribution of the media to the sector’s growth.

“The awards are an extension of our continued commitment to the advancement of excellence in the industry.”

Continental Reinsurance said it is very committed to advancing the re/insurance sector in Africa.
It added that the company offers training sessions across Africa on various aspects of the industry and invites journalists to attend the training in their region.

The four categories in the 2015 Awards are: Best re/insurance feature article; Best re/insurance news reporting;  Best re/insurance industry analysis and commentary; and Pan-African reinsurance journalist of the year award
An international judging panel comprising industry experts and academics in journalism will judge the Continental Re Journalism Awards 2015 entries.

The judging panel will evaluate all submitted material according to the quality of information and how it contributes to raising awareness of the insurance and reinsurance sector in Africa.

Entry criteria stipulates that each entrant must submit his published article together with the name, media organisation, the date the article was published, their brief profile and photo, together with a 250-word motivation for writing their editorial article.

The Continental Reinsurance Journalism Awards 2015 winners will be announced at a ceremony in April 2016.

“As a pan-African reinsurance company, operating in over 44 African markets, Continental Reinsurance wants to ensure that every journalist reporting on insurance and reinsurance in every African country is invited to participate in showcasing their work, the Company stated.

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