Add A Dollar To Change The Cause Of Our Journalism Project
I’m a journalist “Reporting for a better Environment”, committed to urban and community life. I'm spurred into intensive creation of awareness to sensitizing the general public and pressurizing the government on the effect of bad policies as they relate to education, health, politics, human rights, child rights, the environment, etc.
My journalistic endeavours have earned me the following recognitions: Winner, African Achievers Awards [AfIA] 2012 (London); Shortlisted for the NUHA Adult Blogging (Essay) Prize 2013; Runner-up 2014 Promasidor Quill Awards for journalists (Best CSR & Industry Report of the Year) (Lagos).
Others are: Shortlist 2014 All India Environmental Journalism Competition (Asia); Winner, Digital Category (Nordica Media Merit Awards 2016) (Lagos); Finalist, 2016 PAN-AFRICAN RE/INSURANCE JOURNALISM AWARDS, held at Eden Bleu Hotel, Eden Island, Seychelles; Winner, International Award for Excellence in Journalism -- category in the International Journalism and Media Awards 2016. (Geneva); Nominee, 2017 Nordica Media Merits Awards (Lagos).
My purpose of contacting you is that I'm scheduling to host Journalism Contests for journalists in Nigeria who are covering subjects that relate to Climate Change, Health and Agriculture, inter alia. These issues need proper media coverage they have not been immensely garnering in the country owing to their global concerns. Hence, it’s my gusto to add in raising awareness on these issues especially in Nigeria where journalism needs a serious help.
In the categories of the contests, your name or company will bear a title such as (example) "Dumex John Prize for Climate Change" and likewise, if you so desire. You may also come up with a category of your interest whether it is Business, Technology, Energy and so on. Your name or company will benefit in the publicity that will follow the contests.
I would be assembling some good hands in journalism in Nigeria and by extension outside the country to serve as the Panel of Judges when the contests start. But this would be, if I get a substantial amount that I need from you. The contests would be an annual event. It would all depend on sponsorship.
I would be sponsoring the judges Internet facilities, pay stipends for the time they would spend to judge the stories, pay for publicity and sometimes, hotel accommodation and other miscellaneous that could come up in the cause of running the programme.
I’m pleading you support my project in order for me to ask journalists to submit their articles (print/online) in the different subjects for evaluation by a panel of media specialists that I shall assemble. And the winners will be encouraged with juicy prizes that will further encourage them to take the campaign on the subjects to the grassroots and beyond.
I need to start now in order to achieve my objective. It’s a humorless need to put the society in the-know of these issues and constantly raise their awareness, thus my request you sponsor my initiative. Here, I would like to officially appeal to your company or you to be one of the corporate sponsors for this journalism contests initiative that I need $20, 000 to start.