By Barnabas Esiet.
The Diamond Awards for Media Excellence, DAME, has called for entries of works produced in 2019 for its 29th edition of the annual event in 2020.
In a statement, Nestlé Nigeria urged nutrition and wellness writers to take advantage of the opportunity to showcase their work and be recognized in the ‘Nestlé Prize for Nutrition Reporting’ category of the DAME awards.
According to, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé Nigeria, Victoria Uwadoka, the award is part of Nestlé’s commitment to empowering journalists who are gatekeepers by providing adequate information to help them make healthier nutrition choices.
“We achieve this by collaborating with other stakeholders including the Lagos Business School, the Nigeria Union of Journalists and DAME Trust Fund to provide training and support for more fact-based reporting. “ She said
We have seen an improvement in the quality of the work submitted for ‘Nestlé Prize for Nutrition Reporting’ over the past two years and look forward to even better entries this year.” Uwadoka added.
For her part, winner of the Nestlé Prize for Nutrition Reporting in the previous edition of the award, Chioma Obinna of the Vanguard Newspapers, commended organizers of the award while expressing gratitude for occupying the top spot in the prestigious 2019 DAME Nutrition Reporting Category.
“The prizes were fabulous! Besides the recognition and prize from DAME, I became a proud owner of a brand new laptop, an iPad and a full Nestlé pack.” Obinna noted.
“While appealing to other corporate organisations to emulate Nestlé, I encourage journalists, particularly health writers to participate in this year’s DAME.” She said
Participants are to submit their entries on the DAME website, www.dameawards.com, on or before the close of business on Friday, October 16, as announced by the organisers.
Categories open for entries include Nutrition Reporting, Agriculture Reporting and Education Reporting, among others.