Apply for the PwC Media Excellence Awards

The PwC Media Excellence Awards celebrates and rewards excellence in business reporting in Nigeria. The competition is open to professional journalists on a full-time employment or freelancers, working in Nigeria, who have produced a story that falls within the categories covered by the award and that is available on a platform whose primary audience is Nigeria.

Submit your entries for the PwC Media Excellence Awards 2023

To enter for Media Excellence Awards, 2023, please ensure to upload your entry and a passport image. Remember that entries of whatever file type must not exceed 5MB in size. Requirements marked with * are mandatory. Please ensure you have read the entry guidelines before proceeding.

Entries close 31 July 2023

What the judges will be looking for?

Our panel of independent, respected and experienced judges will be looking for entries that:

  • Display well organized research and insight
  • Demonstrate journalistic integrity
  • Show originality and resourcefulness in crafting their story
  • Are very relevant to the Nigerian situation
  • Follow the provisions of the entry guidelines

The Prize for the PwC Media Excellence Awards 2023

The journalists selected in each category by our panel of judges will be named the Journalist of the year in that category and will receive a cash prize of N500, 000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira)

Categories for the PwC Media Excellence Awards 2023

The Award shall recognize and reward excellence in reporting in the following categories:

  • Tax & Fiscal Policy Reporting
  • Finance & Capital Markets Reporting
  • SMEs Reporting
  • Business & Economy Reporting
  • Special Investigative Reporting
  • Sustainability Reporting

Entry Guidelines for the PwC Media Excellence Awards 2023

Entries open on Friday 30 June, 2023 and close on Monday 31 July, 2023

All entries must be made in line with the following terms and conditions:

Entries must be submitted online via the PwC Nigeria website (PwC Media Excellence Awards) on or before 31 July 2023. After this date, the online entry page will be closed for submissions. No extensions will be made to this closing date.

You can only enter a maximum of 2 reports per category. Please carefully review your work and enter your best story/stories in the most suitable category. However you will be required to fill out a separate entry form for each entry. You cannot enter the same report in more than one category.

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Entries are for reports made between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023. Ensure the proof of date of publication is available in the uploaded entry or link provided.

Fill in all the details requested on the entry form.

Entries should be submitted as follows:

For print media: Upload a scanned copy of the report. Allowed format is Pdf. Maximum file size: 5MB. Text must be legible.

For broadcast media: Upload audio or video file of the report. Allowed format is .mp3. Maximum file size: 5MB. Alternatively, post a link in the field provided on the entry form if the report is available online.

Online media: Post link to report on the field provided in the entry form.

Upload a passport photograph

Entries must be in English Language

There is no entry fee

The competition will be judged by a panel of distinguished, independent judges with appropriate knowledge and experience in the fields listed in the categories and in the practice of journalism in Nigeria.

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It shall be the sole discretion of PwC Nigeria to appoint the panel of judges and their decision on the entries will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Should the quality of entries fall below the standard required, the judges reserve the right not to select a winner in any/all the categories.

The judges reserve the right to transfer entries for consideration in other categories at their discretion.

The judges reserve the right to disqualify any piece of work if, in the judges’ opinion, there exists reasonable doubt about the authenticity and/or accuracy of the submitted entry and/or the integrity of the entrant.

Depending on the quality of entries, 4 prizes will be awarded in the categories listed above and in the entry form.

Entries must be the original works of the entrant.

Employees of PwC Nigeria and their immediate families are not eligible to contest.

You acknowledge that this is only a competition and the awarding of any prize does not give rise to an employment, or any relationship between the winner and PwC Nigeria nor does it accord winners any other privileges outside of those stated.

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