Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism 2013

Shriram Sanlam Awards 2013The Shriram Group is delighted to continue its contribution and recognition to the Journalist community through the Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism.

This year, Shriram Capital enters its second year of recognizing and commemorating Excellence In Financial Journalism. Having successfully launched the Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism last year, Shriram Capital is pleased to share with you the format for the awards for this year. Nominations can be made from now onwards till January 31, 2014.

The 2012 awards event was held in May 2013 in Chennai with the H’ble Finance Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram as the chief guest unveiled the following winners: Lifetime Achievement Award  presented to Mr. Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar, Consulting Editor, The Economic Times. HALL OF FAME presented to P. A. Seshan for his extraordinary contribution to the field of Financial Journalism for over 70 years.

Indian Economic Policy and Macro Economic Issue awarded to the Article “The Last Mile” in Business World (Raghu Mohan was the recipient).

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For the year 2013, the Shriram Sanlam Awards have been broad based to include the International Print (English Mainlines/Financials/ Magazines), Wires and Online media as well. Hence, the new categories going forward are:

1.Articles on business /finance/capital markets/economy by Indian Media .

2.Articles by International media

Nominations can be made by Editors and/or Chief of Bureaus. We will also permit self nomination by individual journalists as long as they are accompanied with two references either from senior corporate executives or journalists or editors (may be from same or different publication).

Unlike last year, the specific categories of awards will be decided by the awards committee after the receipt of all nominations. This is only to enable recognition of good work done in the field of financial journalism without constraining ourselves by specifying sub categories in advance. Each Category will have a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh along with a citation. Parameters for the Awards remain unchanged, i.e. Insight, Analysis, Depth, Uniqueness, Originality, Comprehensive and Balanced Approach, Level of research, Follow up of story by others leading to wider discussion, Overall Impact of the story apart from the above.

The Lifetime Achievement Award winner for the last    year, Mr. Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar has been inducted into the awards jury for the Shriram Sanlam Awards. The other distinguished panel of independent jury members now comprises: Mr. Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman & Managing Director – TVS Capital Ltd.; Dr. Nachiket Mor, Chairman, CARE India P. Ltd.; Mr. Srinivasan K. Swamy, Chairman & Managing Director, R. K. Swamy BBDO; Ms. Ashu Suyash, CEO, L&T Mutual Fund; & Mr. Adit Jain, Chairman, IMA Asia.

The website shriramawards.com will provide you with all necessary details pertaining to the awards. The website also has provision to download the same online. Entries need to be mailed to awards@shriram.com from your official email ID. Entries will be accepted anytime from now to January 31, 2014.

For any queries kindly contact Ms. Deepika Singh (09833989240) or Adfactors PR (09930990927, 9820531932).

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