PwC Media Excellence Award 2019

About the award

The PwC Media Excellence Awards celebrates and rewards excellence in business reporting in Nigeria. The competition is open to professional journalists on a full time employment or freelancers, working in Nigeria, who have produced a story that falls within the categories covered by the award and that is available on a platform whose primary audience is Nigeria.


To enter for PwC Media Excellence Awards, 2019, please ensure to upload your entry and a passport image. Remember that entries of whatever file type must not exceed 5MB in size. Requirements marked with * are mandatory. Please ensure you have read the entry guidelines before proceeding.

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Media Award winner/s

What the judges will be looking for

Our panel of independent, respected and experienced judges will be looking for entries that:

  • Display well organised research and insight
  • Demonstrate journalistic integrity
  • Show originality and resourcefulness in crafting their story
  • Are very relevant to the Nigerian situation
  • Follow the provisions of the entry guidelines

The Prize

The journalists selected in each category by our panel of judges will be named the Journalist of the year in that category and will receive a cash prize of N500, 000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira)


The Award shall recognise and reward excellence in reporting in the following categories:

  1. Tax Reporting
  2. Capital Markets Reporting
  3. SMEs Reporting
  4. Business & Economy Reporting

2018 Winning entries

See winning entries for the Media Excellence Awards 2018 below.


A harvest of sunshine

Every year, Nigeria losses an estimated $9billion worth of fresh produce largely because she has no energy plan in its agricultural policies. Large swaths of small holder farmers depend on rain-fed agriculture and an inability to preserve their produce means that 40 percent of their harvest goes to waste. 

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Tax Reporting:

Tax 'Armageddon' beckons as VAIDS period endsation: Endless games...endless controversies

As the grace period runs out for tax evaders who still wonder whether the taxman knows them, this report examines the preparedness of the Federal Governement to implement the provisions of the VAIDS programme.

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Capital Markets Reporting: 

Green bonds as a lifeline for Nigeria's degraded environment 

The green bond market has enjoyed growth in the last two years, with issuance jumping by over 105 percent in 2016 alone to a record $81bn.

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Business & Economy Reporting:

INVESTIGATION: Corruption, extortion reign at Nigeria Immigration passport office 

Pretending to be an applicant, this reporter investigates Lagos passport offices where Nigerians pay as much as double the approved fees to obtain an international passport. 
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2017 winning entries

SME Reporting            - Capital Markets Reporting

Tax Reporting             - Business & Economy Reporting


2016 winning entries

SME Reporting                                       - Capital Markets Reporting

Business & Economy Reporting           - Tax Reporting

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