The 2011 DIAGEO Africa Business Reporting Awards (DABRA) which was launched last week in Nairobi, Kenya is currently accepting entries into the various categories. The 2010 awards attracted 750 entries that were narrowed down to the finalists.
Invitations are welcome from all African countries. Entries must reach the secretariat by 21 March 2011. The Awards ceremony will be held in Central London on June 30, 2011. Remember there are no participation fees.
The DABRA recognize journalists and editors who provide high quality coverage of the business environment in Africa. Since the Awardsâ€™ inception in 2004, Africa is a different place and is home to some of the worldâ€™s fastest growing economies. Against this backdrop, the Awards continue to seek out, recognize and reward excellence in business journalism.
The Awards recognize the fact that more and better business journalism plays an important role in Africaâ€™s investment flows. We believe that better and more accurate reporting generates more business interest on the continent.
To qualify for the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards 2011 all submissions must have been published or broadcast in the period 18 April 2010 – 20 March 2011. Submissions in all media are welcome, including blogs, podcasts, online content, print, radio and TV entries. Entries must reach the secretariat by 21 March 2011.
The various Award Categories are:
1. Best ICT feature
2. Best Finance feature
3. Best Infrastructure feature
4. Best Agribusiness / Environment feature
5. Best Tourism feature
6. Best use of New Media in a story
7. Best Business News story
8. Best Business Feature story
9. Best Newcomer
10. Media of the Year; and
11. Journalist of the Year.
For more information, please visit www.diageoafricabusinessreportingawards.com. Apply via the Online Application Form here: DABRA 2011 Awards. For Francophone Journalists & Reporters; please Click here to download entry guidelines in French