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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Youths Digest has opened its portal for submission of entries by students of tertiary institutions into the 2021 edition of its annual Campus Journalism Awards.

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The convener of the awards, Gidado Shuaib, in a statement on Sunday, said this year’s edition will consider 30 finalists for 15 categories.

According to Mr Shuaib, who is also the editor of the News Digest,  the 15 categories include: “Upcoming Writer”, “Entertainment Writer”, “Sports Writer”, “Reporter”, “Gender Equality Reporter”, “Broadcaster” and “Photo-journalist”.

Others are: “Penclub”, “Author (Book)”, “Social Media Influencer”, “Investigative Journalist”, “Features Writer”, “Editor”, “Print Magazine”, and “Syndicated writer”.

He added that the portal for entries would be closed on Wednesday, October 20, while the grand award ceremony would be held on Saturday, December 11, in Abuja.

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Mr Shuaib added that the “Panel of Judges for the awards, like the previous edition, are seasoned and highly accomplished media practitioners, journalism scholars and celebrated writers”.

On how to apply, the statement said: “Please visit https://newsdigest.ng/cja2021 from 12am, on Friday, October 1st, 2021 to provide the following information.

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“Full Name of nominee, Course of Study, Institution, Award Category, Date of entry, Entry link/material, Summary Of The Entry.

“If you are submitting a work produced on print/broadcast material, kindly send it to [email protected] alongside the other details required. Please indicate in the entry form.” the statement added.

The award is now in its fourth edition after organising its first in 2018 in Abuja; the second edition held at Nicon Luxury Hotel while the Campus Journalism Dialogue held in Kano state.

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The 2020 edition was also held at NICON Luxury hotel, Abuja.

This edition promises to be a top and eventful program.

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