Promasidor Quill Awards is not meant for journalists based in Lagos and its environs alone but for all qualified writers across the country.
Mr. Andrew Enahoro, Head, Legal/Public Relations, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, who said this in an interview in Lagos on Friday advised journalists in every part of the country who have quality write ups and are yet to upload their entries for the awards to do so before the deadline of April 14, 2016.
He warned that the company will not extend the entry window of the awards, which began in January 14th, 2016.
Enahoro acknowledged that Promasidor had already received many entries for the different categories of the awards; but expressed optimism that many more entries would still be uploaded before entry closes.
The seven categories available for journalists to compete for this year are: Best Report on Children and Nutrition; Best CSR and Industry Report of the Year; Education Reporter of the Year; Best Photo Story of the Year; Future Writer of the Year; Brand Advocate of the Year; and Best Online Reporter of the Year.
By providing the platform, Enahoro said Promasidor has judiciously done what it is supposed to do. His words: “It is now left for journalists in different parts of the country to benefit from the credible platform created by Promasidor Quill Awards. If you feel that your work is good enough to merit an award then, you put it in. That is what it is all about – to encourage and reward excellence”.
Enahoro explained that Promasidor used the e-platform for the entry submission to take care of journalists who are outside Lagos and the South West region. “We don’t want a situation where the scope will be limited to any specific geographical location because our products are sold pan-Nigeria”, he stated.
He stated that with the e-platform, there is an instant acknowledgement of entry. The website also has help lines and email addresses where any issues are promptly attended to. “In the unlikely event that you cannot upload your entries, you can send them to our PR Agency, TPT International. What we want is the word format, and a scanned copy of the published work.” He said.