The Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Awards Africa is partnering with British Council on this year’s Future Awards Prize in Media Enterprise.

“We are very excited to announce the introduction of a new category, The British Council and The Future Awards Prize for the International Young Media Entrepreneur, as this will help further the search for outstanding young personalities in the media and entertainment entrepreneurial sector where we have a lot of trail blazers,” says Adebola Williams, Executive Director of The Future Project.

The search continues for young person’s working in the creative sector who are able to demonstrate business success in the classic terms of business growth (profit, market share, employees) and/or in terms of his or her reputation (creativity, quality and aesthetic) amongst their peers.

“We are happy to partner with The Future Awards to identify great minds in this category and particularly excited that The Future Awards Africa has sustained its integrity and power to bring the brightest and best in the last 8 years,” said Ojoma Ochai, Assistant Country Director of the British Council. “With their incredible team and excellent board of judges, we echo the endorsement of the awards by the World Bank and say they are indeed The Noble Prize for Young Africans.”

Nominations for young people working in Media industries, with entrepreneurial and leadership abilities, potential to change their sector, market awareness and understanding closes on July 25, 2013 at 8:30am.

This category will be judged by the British Council alongside selected members of The Future Awards Africa Team. Winner gets a trip to the UK to participate in a programme with valuable networking and idea exchange with their international and UK peers in the media sector, some of whom are themselves winners of the same award in their own countries.

The awards event holds in August 2013. There will be no public voting for The Future Awards 2013.

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