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Call for entries: Young Journalist Awards (Nigeria)

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Nominations are invited for the 5th Nigeria young journalist awards 2010 from media organisations and individuals. The award, initiated by media career services, a media training and consultancy outfit dedicated to the development of the carer of journalists in Nigeria, is to recognise and encourage young journalists in the country. 

A judging board made up of top media professionals will chose winners of the awards who will get media career enhancing prizes.

Awards Categories For This Year Are:

A. Young Journalist of the year 2010.
B. Student Journalist of the year 2010.
C. Mass Communication Department Journal of the year 2010.

Submission Of Entries

Interested journalists for category (A) should have a maximum of three (3) years journalism experience and must not be older than 30 by December 2010.
They must submit three(3) of their published or broadcast work between January and December 2010. For entries for the print category, entrants should photocopy their works into four (4) sets while entrants from the broadcast should also submit three duplicates of their works on compact disk, the synopsis of such works should also come in four (4) sets.

Such entries must be supported with a nomination letter from the journalist’s editor or supervisor and curriculum vitae.

For category B, entries must be a student of a tertiary institution with active participation in campus journalism. He or she must have at least three published or broadcast work in campus or other medium focusing on campus issues between January and December 2010. Sample of the published works should be photocopied into four (4) places.

A nomination letter by relevant authorities and curriculum vitae is required. These should also come in four (4) places.

For category C, submitted training newspaper/magazines of Mass Communication departments will be assessed on the basis of content and production quality. A nomination letter by Editorial Advisers will be required. Samples should be in four (4) sets.

Please see website for full details.

Deadline: 10th of February 2011

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