ABUJA – Licia and Media Consultants Ltd., a marketing firm, says it will organise a Nigeria Young Broadcaster Award (NYB) competition to sensitise youths to the importance of broadcasting.
This is contained in a statement by the Principal Consultant of the company, Mr Lola Oladimeji and issued in Abuja on Tuesday.
“ The Nigeria Young Broadcasters Award is the first of its kind in Nigeria aimed at promoting the broadcasting industry.
“ The NYB is also aimed at promoting journalism in secondary schools and is proudly supported by African Independent Television (AIT),” it said.
According to the statement, the competition will coincide with the annual children’s day celebration which normally takes place on May 27 of every year.
The statement said that the competition would help young Nigerians in the secondary schools and to shape up their line of career as young broadcasters and journalists at an early stage.
It stated that the aim of the competition was to get them accustomed to what broadcasting and media entailed even before acquiring requisite certification.
“ This competition is also to encourage content creation from the point of view of young Nigerians.
“ The competition is to create a platform to bring forth issues as they affect the Nigerian child,” it stressed.
The statement further said that the competition would benefit the young Nigerians immensely, especially as they would be introduced gradually to broadcasting and media ethics.
It said the event would also acquaint them with the use of media equipment ahead of the 2015 digitisation and bring out next generation of young broadcasters in all spheres of the media.
According to the statement, the winner will automatically become a member of production team for a teen/youth programme on AIT or any radio station.
Other prizes to be won are lap tops, Ipads and midgets. (NAN)