Awards organised by AFRONEWS and sponsored by Ortel recognise and celebrate African Achievers in Germany
AFRONEWS, the newspaper for Africans in Germany is proud to launch the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards (2021).
The awards are sponsored by Ortel Mobile, Germany’s leading prepaid sim cards provider for people with a migration background, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements of Africans in different fields in Germany.
Stephen Ogongo, editor of AFRONEWS said: “There are many Africans who have excelled in different fields and are making a positive contribution to the German society. We also have many African organisations/associations carrying out exceptional activities to promote a positive image of Africa and Africans, facilitate integration of Africans in Germany and promote business opportunities and international cooperation between Germany and African countries. Unfortunately, most of these efforts are hardly recognised.”
He added: “The AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards (2021) will recognise these achievers and role models from our communities who deserve not only to be recognised and celebrated but also encouraged to continue the good work they are doing.”
Categories open for nominations
The six categories open for nominations are:
- The Best African Association in Germany
- The Best African Festival in Germany
- The Best African Musician/Band in Germany
- The Best African DJ in Germany
- The Best African Fashion Designer in Germany
- The Best African Restaurant in Germany
How to submit nominations for the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards (2021):
The AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards (2021) are free to enter, and you can nominate candidates in different categories. You can nominate yourself, your association/organisation, as well as others. All nominees must be of African descent and based in Germany.
You can nominate candidates in the above categories by sending names and details of nominees to firstname.lastname@example.org
For each nomination, provide the following details:
- Your full name:
- The nominee’s name:
- The category you are nominating someone for:
- The nominee’s official website and or social media links (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
- Tell us why you think this nominee should win this award: (this is your opportunity to provide all the information that can convince the public and the special jury to vote for your nominee(s). The answers should be between 500 and 1000 words.)
The Awards Committee will contact the eligible nominees in order to accept nomination and tell us more about themselves, their activities and their achievements.
The closing date for entries is 17:00 on 16th September 2021 – no entries received after this date will be considered.
The Awards Committee will review all nominations and select finalists for each award category based upon the information submitted, the information received from the nominees and the candidate’s track record.
The finalists for each category will be announced on 22nd September 2021.
Voting the finalists
AFRONEWS will run articles on each finalist in order to enable the public know more about these outstanding members of the African Community in Germany.
Members of the public will then be invited to vote online for their favourite finalist. The public vote will account for 70% while the vote of the Award Committee will account for 30% in determining the winner of each category.
Winners of the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards (2021) will be announced at the Awards Gala Night sponsored by Ortel Mobile on 23rd October 2021 at Freigut Bootshaus GmbH, Freigut-Frankfurt, Eiserner Steg (Sachsenhäuser Mainufer), 60594 Frankfurt am Main.
The winner of each category will receive the Award Plaque while the runners-up will receive certificates.
In addition to the Award Plaque, the winner of the Best African Association in Germany category will receive a cheque of 2000 euros from Ortel to support the activities of the association.
“We are grateful to Ortel Mobile for allocating this amount to the winner of the Best African Association in Germany category. It is indeed an important way of supporting the activities of these outstanding African associations,” said Mr. Ogongo.
It’s now your turn to nominate the people and associations/organisations you are convinced should receive AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards (2021).