New Delhi: The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has opened a call for nominations for its two prestigious industry awards, namely, ‘The OPEC Award for Research’ and ‘The OPEC Award for Journalism.’ Both Awards will be presented on the occasion of the 8th OPEC International Seminar, scheduled to take place on 29 and 30 June 2022.
As in previous years, the two Awards are designed to honour distinguished individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the petroleum industry and oil-related issues, particularly in enhancing relations and cooperation between oil producers and consumers.
OPEC established the two Awards to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and output of researchers and journalists working in the oil industry, and to encourage future research endeavours and objective reporting.
‘The OPEC Award for Research’ is given to researchers who have dedicated their careers to research and analysis of important oil-related issues, contributed to improving the understanding of the key determinants that support oil market stability, and have exhibited a consistently critical yet impartial view on oil-related issues in public debates and discourse.
The successful candidate will also have exhibited a high level of objectivity, integrity and innovative thinking throughout his or her career and furthered knowledge in the oil industry by encouraging and promoting young researchers from OPEC Member Countries and the developing world. The inaugural OPEC Award for Research was presented at the 2nd OPEC International Seminar, which took place in September 2004.
‘The OPEC Award for Journalism’, which is open to both print and broadcast journalists, is given to an experienced journalist or media organization that has delivered objective and balanced reporting/analysis of the oil market and related issues for more than ten years. In recognition of the evolving nature of oil market reporting, journalists who have utilized online platforms for objective and balanced reporting will also be considered. The OPEC Award for Journalism was first presented at the 4th OPEC International Seminar, which took place in March 2009.
The deadline for nominations for both the OPEC Award for Research and the OPEC Award for Journalism for 2022 is Friday, 17 September 2021.
Additional information about the two Awards, as well as application forms and the procedure for submitting nominations, is available on the OPEC Website at: www.opec.org.
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