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How To Win As “33” Export Announces Panel Of Judges For Pen Down For Friendship Competition


Nigeria’s No. 1 friendship beer, “33” Export has announced a three-man Jury who will judge all entries for the Pen Down for Friendship Competition for Journalist and Bloggers. The announcement was made during the unveiling of the 2018 edition of its signature friendship event “City of Friends” at a media briefing at the Nigerian Breweries Headquarters at Iganmu Lagos on Tuesday 10th July, 2018.

The City of Friends event which is in commemoration of the United Nations’ World Friendship Day set for July 30th, is in line with “33” Export’s brand positioning as Nigeria’s foremost friendship beer.

The judges are 3 acclaimed writers – Anthony Kan, Pelu Awofeso and Olabisi Deji-Folutile.

Anthony Kan Onwordi popularly known as Tony Kan is an author, public relations senior executive and teacher. He is co-founder of This is Lagos and Sabi News and was the winner of the NDD/Ken Saro Wiwa Literature prize, awarded by the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) in 2009

Pelu Awofeso, often described as “Nigeria’s foremost travel writer” is a Nigerian Journalist, publisher, travel and culture writer. He is a winner of the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist Awards in the “Tourism Category”.

Deji-Folutile is an experienced journalist, columnist. She is currently the Editor, Saturday Punch. She has worked in different media organisations including the News Agency of Nigeria and the African Newspapers of Nigeria, publishers of the Tribune titles. She has a Master’s degree in Communication Arts from the University of Ibadan and is currently undergoing her PhD programme.

These three Judges will decide on the eventual winners that will be rewarded with various prizes ranging from training grants worth up to the tune of N3 million naira as well as other prizes such as Laptops and other exciting prizes based on the quality of entries.

Here’s how to win in the Pen Down For Friendship competition.


Tell a story about friendship in English language with considerable mentions of friendship and 33 Export Larger Beer using audio, video or writing (minimum of 500 words and maximum of 1000 words.)


Publish your story on any of these media channels: Print, electronic or online/blog


Submit your entries along with evidence of publishing to this e-mail address [email protected] the format below:

Name of participant

Date of publication or broadcast

Name of platform used for publication

Link to article/video (if published online)


The best three stories gets to win these fantastic prizes:

N500,000, N300,000, N200,000 respectively

A laptop computer each

Three 33 Export Lager Beer trays

There will be more exciting prizes for seven other finalists including a laptop computer each and three trays of 33 Export Lager Beer.

Please see terms and conditions here

“City of Friends” hits Calabar on the 28th – 29th of July, before taking the party to Lagos from the 3rd – 4th of August. It is an initiative of “33” Export lager beer, Nigeria’s number one friendship beer.


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