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Nomination process for the 6th Shriram Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism begins

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Mumbai, October 12, 2017 (GNS) : Shriram Capital Ltd., the overarching Holding Company of the Financial Services entities of the Shriram Group, India’s largest financial conglomerates with diversified financial services presents the 6th Edition of the Shriram Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism. Shriram Capital Limited has commenced the process of accepting nominations/entries for the 6th Shriram Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism from now till January 15, 2018.

The websit www.shriramawards.comstates all the criteria that need to be considered for the nominations for 6thShriram Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism 2017. The nomination forms can be downloaded from the website. Entries need to be mailed toawards@shriram.com.

The grand finale of the Awards Function will be held in May/June 2018. Parameters for the Awards will be 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. Like last year, this year, the categories of Awards will be decided after receiving nominations.

Mr. Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Shriram Capital Ltd. said The Annual Shriram Awards aim to acknowledge and promote credible financial journalism with ethical and compelling content that exerts significant influence on the views of key industry players, decision makers, influencers as well as readers. We wish to foster ethical excellence by recognising content rooting from thorough investigations resulting in constructive reportage while acting independently and remaining accountable. Over the last 5 years, we have come across insightful and thought provoking content that has played a pivotal role in educating the masses, gaining industry trust, and contributing significantly to the BFSI sector as a whole. This year too, we are privileged to recognise and provide an impetus to the exceptional dedication and outstanding talent in the field of financial journalism in India.”

This year too, journalists can submit/nominate any articles in the purview of topics ranging from Indian Economic Policy, Macro Economic Issues, Financial Markets including Equity, Debt and Foreign Exchange, Banking and allied services, Sectoral Issues, Financial inclusion and financial literacy. The Awards will also have a Life Time Achievement Award and all recommendations are welcome. Journalists/ Editors are free to nominate entries or people as they feel appropriateHowever, there is a major difference in the nomination process this year. Journalists/ Editors can nominate a maximum of three entries per journalist. Any Journalist/Editor who has won a Shriram Award in the past 3 years cannot apply in the current year. Runners Up are eligible to apply.

Shriram Capital Ltd. instituted the ‘Shriram Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism’ in association with the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai, in 2012. The grand finale of the 2012 & 2013 Award Functions were held in Chennai & Mumbai respectively while 2014 & 2015 was held in New Delhi. Last year, the finale was held in Mumbai. Distinguished personalities from various walks of life including Ministers, bureaucrats and corporate chieftains from public and private sector attended these events to felicitate and applaud winners. An eminent panel of Independent Jury Members has been formed which will scrutinize the nominations. The Jury comprises some of India’s most respected personalities such as Mr. A. K. Bhattacharya, Mr. Swaminathan S. Aiyar(Consulting Editor, Economic Times),Mr. T. N. Ninan (Chairman, Business Standard), Mr. R Jagannathan (Editorial Director, Swarajya Magazine); Mr. Gopal Srinivasan (Chairman & Managing Director – TVS Capital Ltd.); Mr. Srinivasan K. Swamy (Chairman & Managing Director, R. K. Swamy BBDO); Ms. Ashu Suyash (MD & CEO, CRISIL) and Mr. Adit Jain (Chairman, IMA Asia).ENDS