Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology to honour Nigerian Media Practitioners

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) Nigeria Chapter has announced plans to reward media practitioners in the country for their doggedness and excellence in the coverage of biosciences in the country.

The Nigerian award is part of the global OFAB 10th Anniversary celebration which will climax in Kampala, Uganda in September where journalists from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, and Burkina Faso will contest for the African Agricultural Biosciences Journalist prize.

The Annual OFAB Nigeria Media awards which seeks to promote excellence in agricultural biotechnology journalism is open to all Nigerian print and broadcast journalists who publish/broadcast stories on Biotechnology, Biosafety, Agriculture, and Genetics.

The award categories and prizes are as follows: Over-all winners: Plaque, Laptop and $500, Best Print: Plaque, Tablet and Digital Voice Recorder, Best TV: Plaque and Camcorder

Best Radio: Plaque, Tablet and Digital Voice Recorder and the Director General’s prize for the most consistent journalists.

In addition to the prizes, all winners will be sponsored to participate in the 10th OFAB Anniversary Congress scheduled for September, 2017 in Kampala, Uganda while the winning story will be entered for the 2017 AATF/OFAB African Agricultural Biosciences Journalists Award scheduled for September, in Nairobi, Kenya.

The deadline for submission of entries is July 14 and only one entry is allowed per applicant.

Each applicant is expected to provide a synopsis (on a separate sheet) of not more than 200 words to the story submitted and a 150-word biography explaining their professional background.

All entries and accompanying documents should be submitted by email to and not later than midnight July 14th 2017.

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Prof. Lucy J. Ogbadu

Director General/CEO, and

Chairman, OFAB Nigeria Chapter