ZUJ in­vites scribes to sub­mit en­tries for me­dia awards

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Nqo­bile Tshili Chron­i­cle Correspondent

THE Zim­babwe Union of Jour­nal­ists (ZUJ) has in­vited scribes to start sub­mit­ting en­tries for the Na­tional Jour­nal­ism and Me­dia Awards (NJAMA) sched­uled for next month.

The awards cer­e­mony will be held in Harare on Oc­to­ber 13 and jour­nal­ists have been urged to sub­mit their en­tries be­fore Oc­to­ber 7.

ZUJ sec­re­tary gen­eral Fos­ter Don­gozi said the awards, run­ning un­der the theme, “Me­dia sus­tain­abil­ity and dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion”, seek to bring dif­fer­ent play­ers in so­ci­ety to in­ter­act and cel­e­brate the suc­cess of jour­nal­ists.

He said Vice Pres­i­dent Emmerson Mnan­gagwa would be the guest of hon­our.

““This year’s NJAMA awards will be held on Oc­to­ber 13 in Harare at a five star ho­tel. As Zim­babwe’s pre­mier jour­nal­is­tic awards, the NJAMAs will cer­tainly be the place to be on that evening as jour­nal­ists, politi­cians, diplo­mats, cap­tains of in­dus­try and heads of in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions will in­ter­act while hon­our­ing jour­nal­is­tic ex­cel­lence,” said Don­gozi.

He ex­pressed grat­i­tude to NJAMA’s tra­di­tional spon­sors for mak­ing the scribes’ an­nual recog­ni­tion event a suc­cess.

“We would like to pay trib­ute to our spon­sors who have con­tin­ued to part­ner us dur­ing this dif­fi­cult eco­nomic en­vi­ron­ment,” Don­gozi said.

He said the awards are meant to chal­lenge jour­nal­ists to im­prove the qual­ity of their work.

“We call on jour­nal­ists to start sub­mit­ting their en­tries for dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories. We’ve 18 cat­e­gories which may in­crease with the avail­abil­ity of spon­sors,” said Don­gozi.

“The dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Oc­to­ber 7 and we urge jour­nal­ists to avoid a last minute rush. Those with spe­cial re­quests should get in touch with our of­fices.”

He said in ad­di­tion to tra­di­tional cat­e­gories such as child, fi­nan­cial, sports and busi­ness re­port­ing among other cat­e­gories, this year scribes who would have ex­celled in lo­cal tourism and con­struc­tion and in­fra­struc­ture would be recog­nised. — @nqot­shili

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