Reminder - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec-Bank of America Merrill Lynch Economic and Financial Journalism Awards of Excellence

MONTREAL, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Association des économistes québécois would like to remind journalists to submit their application for the 15th edition of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec-Bank of America Merrill Lynch Economic and Financial Journalism Awards of Excellence.

All applications must be received by Friday, November 11, 2011, at 3 p.m.

Prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 will be awarded to the winners on February 1, 2012, during a ceremony at Centre CDP Capital.

This competition is open to all journalists working for print, audiovisual or electronic media in Québec, in either of the two official languages. To qualify, candidates must submit, by November 11, 2011, an economic or financial report published or broadcast between September 1, 2010, and August 31, 2011.  

Excellence prizes will be awarded in the following three categories:

  • long report
  • short report
  • column/news/analysis/commentary/editorial

In this special anniversary year, a one-time Succession Award will be granted to encourage young journalists who choose to work in the economic or financial domains. The winner will be chosen on the basis of excellence among all nominations submitted to the jury that are produced by candidates aged 35 and under. The winner of the Succession Award will receive a $5,000 prize, which can be in addition to the first ($10,000), second ($5,000) and third ($2,500) prizes in the annual competition.

Also for this 15th edition, the Association des économistes québécois and its partners wish to recognize an outstanding contribution from a journalist who has advanced economic and financial journalism, with the granting of a Career Award.

The competition rules, descriptions of the categories as well as registration information are available from the Association des économistes québécois on its website at http://www.economistesquebecois.com/programmes_et_activites/prix_journalisme/inscription or contact the Association at 514 342.7537.

SOURCE ASSOCIATION DES ECONOMISTES QUEBECOIS (ASDEQ)

For further information:

Valérie Gonzalo
514 626.6976
gonzalo@videotron.ca

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