by Isi Esene
The Central Working Committee of The Future Awards Africa have announced that the official nominees list for the 8th season of the awards will be released officially next week.
Speaking on behalf of the committee, the head of the Central Working Committee Ohimai Atafo said, “It’s been an exciting journey so far.” “The message of the search was carried across the country and even to the US and UK since the season kicked off in Adis Ababa last May. We have received thousands of nominations and it hasn’t been an easy task for the judges to shortlist the selected people.”
The categories of The Future Awards Africa 2013 include The Future Awards Prize in Advocacy & Activism, The Future Awards Prize in Science & Technology, The Future Awards Prize in Community Action, The Future Awards Prize in New Media. See full list HERE
The awards are judged over a two-month period, supervised by a central working committee, a board of judges and an independent audit committee – an 8-year rigorous process with checks and balances that has produced many of Nigeria’s most prominent young leaders in the past decade.
This edition is hosted in partnership with the youth office of the African Union Commission, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and nominations for the awards’ biggest prize, Young Person of the Year to be Africa-based nomination.
“Though the list is impressive we still believe more can be done and that is why we would go as far and wide as possible to source out these strong positive images to inspire Africa,” said Ohimai Atafo.
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