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News

4 March 2014

114 ENTRIES SUBMITTED FOR 2013 TANAPA MEDIA AWARDS

A total of 114 entries have been submitted in this year’s annual TANAPA Media Awards being organized by Tanzania National Parks and only 82 entries out of them qualified for the competition.

TANAPA’s Corporate Communications Manager Pascal Shelutete explained in Arusha recently that among the entries submitted for competition, 79 were from Newspaper cuttings while 16 and 19 were from radio and television programs respectively.

This year’s submission is an increase of 235 per cent compared to 34 entries that was submitted in the last year competition.

The initial scrutiny stage has identified 82 entries to qualify for the competition as they meet necessary qualifications for submissions irrespective of the contents of the story. The qualified entries were identified to be 63 from newspaper cuttings as well as 7 and 12 Radio and Television programs correspondingly.

The annual TANAPA Media Awards is an initiative meant to encourage media practitioners to publish articles, news, features, stories and visual imagery that create awareness as well as public involvement in the promotion of domestic tourism as well as conservation initiatives in the National Parks.

Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu delivering his closing remarks during the closing ceremony of the Tanzania Saudi Youth Dialogue Forum.