Journalism Awards

2021 Submissions Now Open

Submit entries between
October 1st and December 31st, 2020

Business journalists from across Africa are invited to submit, within the next three months, entries for the 6th edition of the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards.

Similar to past editions, the 2021 Awards are open to all business journalists from anglophone and francophone countries. Interested candidates should submit their entries between October 1st and December 31st, 2020 via the following link.

Now in its sixth year, the Journalism Awards target business journalists from Anglophone and Francophone countries in Africa and aims to recognize and acknowledge the good work of media on the continent.

Sponsored by Continental Reinsurance, the Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards recognise the outstanding work of journalists on re/insurance from across the continent. Successful candidates have to demonstrate how their articles have raised awareness and understanding of the re/insurance sector in Africa.

The awards are an extension of Continental Reinsurance’s continued commitment to the advancement of excellence in the industry. The Pan-African Re/Insurance Awards were launched in April 2015.

2020 Awards

2020 Award Categories and Winners

Participation

Submission can be either a published article (print or online)or a broadcasted radio/television clip in English or French. The review period is the 12 months leading up to the submission deadline date. Entrants have to be based in an African country. Only 1 article can be entered for each category. Submit entry via https://www.continental-re.com/awards/

Submissions

Explanatory Brief

A 100-words motivation note explaining the reason for creating the article/clip.

Personal

Include your name, media organisation, the publishing/broadcasting date, a brief profile and a photo.

Award Categories

Submission can be either a published article or (print or online),a broadcasted radio/television clip in English or French. The review period is the 12 months leading up to the submission deadline date. Entrants have to be based in an African country.

Selection Process

An international judging panel comprising industry experts and academics in journalism will review and select the winner 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.

Judges

The judges involved in selecting the 2020 winners are:

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2019 Awards

2019 Award Categories and Winners

2019 Press Releases

Sep 04, 2018

Awards now open

Continental Reinsurance invites entries for third Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018

Nov 06, 2018

Announcing the judges

Leading Pan African Reinsurance firm, Continental Reinsurance Plc has announced the panel of judges for the 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards.

Mar 28, 2019

Announcing the winners

Leading Pan African Reinsurance firm, Continental Reinsurance Plc has announced winners of the 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards at its annual 6th CEO Summ..

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2018 Awards

2018 Award Categories and Winners

2018 Press Releases

Nov 07, 2017

Awards now open

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

Dec 05, 2017

Announcing the judges

Leading Pan African reinsurance firm, Continental Reinsurance Plc has today announced the judging panel for its third Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards.

Apr 09, 2018

Announcing the prizes

Pan African Re/Insurance firm Continental Re has announced prizes for finalists of the 2018 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards.

Jan 18, 2018

Announcing the winners

Odimegwu Onwuwere, a journalist with Nigeria’s Africa Prime News has bagged the Pan African Journalist of the Year Award for the 2018 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards sponsored by Continental Reinsurance.

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2017 Awards

2017 Award Categories and Winners

2017 Press Releases

Aug 17, 2016

Awards now open

Continental Reinsurance Plc has today launched the second edition of the Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards.

Dec 09, 2016

Announcing the judges

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

Apr 07, 2017

Announcing the winners

The 2017 Pan-African Reinsurance Journalism Awards winners were announced at a gala dinner in Dakar, Senegal, shining a spotlight on the excellent work of African media in..

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2016 Awards

2016 Award Categories and Winners

The inaugural Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards were held at the Eden Blue Hotel in Mahé, Seyechelles on 21 April 2016.

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FAQs

How do I qualify?
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.
What do I need to enter?
You have to provide an explanatory brief, which should be a short 50 – 100 words description of your work to give the judges the background and context to the project, and a brief personal profile and your best photo. You must also submit your published article or broadcast clip together with your name, media organisation and the date the article or clip was published or broadcasted. Your submission should specify the awards categories that you are entering for.
What is the maximum file size for my entry?
The maximum file size is 5 Mb. Please, use wetransfer.com if your application files exceeds it and add the link generated directly in the email that you will send over.
Can I enter the same project into more than one category?
No, you can only enter the same project in 1 category.

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