Written by Sarah NEGEDU

DAME Awards: Nestlé calls for entries in nutrition reporting, other categories

The Diamond Awards for Media Excellence, DAME has urged health journalists with stories on nutrition to enter their works produced in 2019 for the awards being the 29th year edition. 


Also, Nestlé Nigeria has called on nutrition and wellness writers to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase and be recognised for their articles and stories in the ‘Nestlé Prize for Nutrition Reporting’ category of the DAME awards.

“The Nutrition Writers Category instituted in 2018 was born out of the need to not only reward, but also recognise, and celebrate excellence among nutrition and health writers.

The award is part of Nestlé’s commitment to empower journalists who are gatekeepers to ensure the wellbeing of individuals and families by providing adequate information to help them make healthier nutrition choices. 


They achieve this by collaborating with other stakeholders including the Lagos Business School, LBS, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ and DAME Trust Fund to provide training and support to produce more fact-based reporting.


“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,” said Victoria Uwadoka, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé Nigeria.


DAME was created to stimulate and reward the pursuit of excellence in media work. DAME has the privilege of being the only awards scheme in Nigeria, which covers the media disciplines of Journalism, Broadcasting and Advertising.


All categories open for entries include Nutrition Reporting, Agriculture Reporting and Education Reporting, among others.








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