Nominations for The Future Africa Awards extended

The Central Working Committee for The Future Africa Awards & Summit (TFAAS) has announced an extension of nominations until  June 21, 2014.

Nominations can be done via the website or via SMS on +234 802 2222 6712. Nominees must be aged 18 – 31.

This year’s categories are:

The TFAA Prize in Education
The TFAA Prize in Agriculture
The TFAA Prize in Advocacy
The TFAA Prize in Technology
The TFAA Prize in Public Service
The TFAA Prize in Community Action
The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
The TFAA Prize in Entertainment
The TFAA Prize in Enterprise Support
The TFAA Prize for African Young Person of the Year

TFAAS has also been expanded to The Future Africa Awards & Summit, a two-day ideas-fest, where the continent’s most influential leaders and institutions with portfolios on youth will gather to chart immediate action-points for expansion of jobs and opportunities, as well as good governance and citizen engagement.

The Future Africa Awards & Summit 2014 is supported by Microsoft, the US Consulate and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Official Media Partners are EbonyLife TV, AfricaMagic, Ventures Africa, Bloomberg TV Africa and Y! Africa.

Official Online Partners are MemeBurn, BellaNaija, NigeriaNewsDesk, GidiTraffic, 360Nobs and Premium Times. The official bloggers for 2014 are LindaIkeji, Omojuwa, LadunLiadi, Olorisupergal, Gidi Traffic and Ameyaw. Cool FM is the host radio station. Channels Television is the host TV station.

Last week, the committee announced a global expansion for the Brain Trust of The Future Project – with a Global Board of Advisors, Board of Judges and Independent Audit Committee of leaders from across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter or /TheFutureAwards on Facebook. The official hashtags for 2014 are #ThisIsAfrica and #TFAAS2014.