Journalism Awards

2023 Submissions are now open.

The original and longest running award scheme of its kind, the 8th edition of the pan-African (Re)Insurance Journalism Awards is inviting entries from across the continent to be submitted in English, French or Arabic between November 15th, 2022 and February 15th, 2023. 

The awards are an extension of Continental Reinsurance’s continued commitment to the advancement of excellence in the industry. They pay tribute to an industry that has in countless cases helped individuals and businesses to recover from injury and loss.

Since its launch in 2015 the awards have been recognising the outstanding work of journalists on re/insurance from across the continent.

The candidates who can best demonstrate how their articles have advanced the understanding of the re/insurance sector in Africa will walk away with the knowledge they are playing a vital part in elevating societies and stimulating progress amongst communities across Africa.

Participation

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

Submit entry via https://www.continental-re.com/awards-2023/

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 together with details on your experience (50 – 100) and a photo.

Award Categories

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

The categories in the 2023 awards are:
Best Re/Insurance Print Article
English
Best Re/Insurance Online Article
English
Best Re/Insurance Broadcast Article
English
Best Re/Insurance French Entry
Print, Broadcast or Online
 
Dr Femi Oyetunji Future Talent Award
This category is not open for entries
Best Re/Insurance Arabic Entry

Print, Broadcast or Online

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 creating a better understanding of the benefits insurance can deliver to individuals, communities and societies at large.

Judges

The judges involved in selecting the 2022 winners are:

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2020 Awards

2020 Award Categories and Winners

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2019 Awards

2019 Award Categories and Winners

2019 Press Releases

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Nov 06, 2018

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Mar 28, 2019

Announcing the winners

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2018 Awards

2018 Award Categories and Winners

2018 Press Releases

Nov 07, 2017

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Dec 05, 2017

Announcing the judges

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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

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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

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2016 Awards

2016 Award Categories and Winners

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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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