Entries open for 3rd Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards

By: Continental Reinsurance

Gala Awards Ceremony to be held in Namibia in April 2018

Leading Pan African reinsurance firm, Continental Reinsurance Plc has announced the opening of its third Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards.

Interested participants can submit their entries online via the Awards website before the submission deadline, 31 January 2018.

Dr Femi Oyetunji, Group Managing Director, Continental Reinsurance Plc commented, “These awards are designed to celebrate insurance and journalism across the continent, and to encourage writers, journalists, and commentators both online and via traditional media to develop and improve the quality of their reporting on the African insurance industry. The judges have seen the quality of entries improve each year so we’re all very much looking forward to reading the submissions this time around.”

The three categories in the 2018 awards are:

1. Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalist of the Year;

2. Best Re/Insurance Industry Analysis and Commentary; and

3. Best Re/Insurance Industry Feature Article.

Previous years saw submissions from journalists across Africa, with 21 journalists shortlisted in 2017 after the first round, and seven finalists selected in the second round. The judges identified the three winners of last year’s edition during a final round table discussion.

Continental Reinsurance initiated the awards in 2015 to recognise and acknowledge the good work of media on the continent. Journalists were required to demonstrate how their articles raised awareness and understanding of the re/insurance sector in Africa.

The Gala Awards Ceremony for the third edition of the Awards will be held in Namibia in April 2018.