OnePipe, a leading fintech API company, launched a news writing challenge to recognize finance-focused journalism and reward news reporting. The prized challenge is part of the company’s efforts to promote and inspire more educational reporting and writing with a particular focus on improving awareness and understanding of integrated finance.
OnePipe aims to foster a better understanding of the importance of integrated finance in improving customer experience and satisfaction; while emphasizing the value of good coverage and storytelling as a cornerstone to improving public awareness of fintech.
OnePipe COO Yvonne-Faith Elaigwu said the company’s goal with the writing challenge is to promote financial literacy and improve the financial experiences of Nigerians. “We hope the articles, stories and news stories produced by the press and media throughout this challenge will help everyone understand integrated finance and appreciate what the technology can accomplish.”
Research shows that integrated finance will generate $230 billion in revenue by 2025 across a variety of financial services. As the use of this technology grows and becomes more integrated into non-financial platforms, it is essential to generate increased public awareness and understanding.
“We are committed to supporting organizations in the construction of integrated financial solutions adapted to the needs of their customers, while promoting financial inclusion. However, in order to capitalize on the benefits of integrated finance, a thorough mastery of it is necessary,” added Yvonne.
Commenting on the importance of integrated finance and the services provided by OnePipe, OnePipe Founder and CEO, Ope Adeoye, said, “The world needs a new kind of financial services ecosystem, where everyone has a role. to play and each has a value to Capture. That’s what we stand for at OnePipe; we help businesses across all industries enjoy profitable participation in the fintech ecosystem. With our technology, we turn complex infrastructure into simple code so companies can focus on building market-defining products, providing their customers with credit, loan repayment plans, and seamless payment for services.” .
The writing challenge will be judged by a panel of financial inclusion policy and digital currency experts, Professor Olayinka David-West, Associate Dean, Lagos Business School and Qualified Editors, Muyiwa Mutuloko, Editor-in-Chief, TechPoint Africa, and, Caleb Ojewale, Associate Editor, BusinessDay. The challenge will run for eight weeks, from February 25 to April 14, 2022, with an opportunity for three first place winners to win one million naira each.
Three individuals will each receive a one million naira award in recognition of published reports that resulted in sharing information, defining ideas, analyzing trends and defining concepts.
- All articles submitted must be between 400 and 500 words and must have been published in recognized media. TV or radio submissions must be at least 20 minutes long and must have been streamed on any publicly accessible site such as YouTube or SoundCloud.
- Applications submitted without the required links or references will be disqualified. Entries will be judged on material organization, vocabulary, style, grammar, punctuation, spelling, cleanliness, scope, and adherence to all other guidelines.
The OnePipe Writing Challenge is open to:
- All forms of media
- Journalists/Members of the Press (individuals, full-time, part-time or freelancers) who are currently employed in any major circulation magazine or newspaper published in Nigeria, whether daily or non-daily, broadcast or tabloid, wire information, Internet publishing, conventional or alternative, as well as unions and cooperatives that provide content to newspapers.
- Nominations can be made by editors, publishers, educators, journalist groups and others.
How to register
To apply and learn more about eligibility and rules, please click here.