1 Nov 2005 10:36

Shell, Interfax-PIA announce journalistic contest

Shell‘s office in Russia and the Interfax Petroleum Information Agency (Interfax-PIA), incorporated in the Interfax Information Services Group, have announced a contest among Russian journalists for the best analytical article dealing with contemporary problems of Russia‘s fuel and energy sector and a forecast of its development in the first quarter of the 21st century.

The principal aim of the contest, entitled Energy Horizons 2025 (http://contest.interfax.ru ) is to attract the journalistic community‘s attention to prospects for the Russian fuel and energy sector‘s development over the next 20 years and to the problem of its preparedness for global energy challenges.
The contest‘s main award is a two-person voucher good for visiting one of the Grand Prix races during the 2006 season of the Formula One World Championship.
Full-time employees from the organizations acting as the contest‘s founders and organizers or members of the contest‘s board and jury are barred from participation.
The size of the materials submitted for the contest should be no longer than 18,000 characters (MS Word format), or ten standard A4 pages.
The number of articles that can be submitted by the same author is not limited.
The principal criteria taken into account during evaluation of the articles are the relevancy and objectivity of the information presented, how comprehensively the subjects are covered, and the originality of its presentation.
The materials submitted for the contest will be evaluated by an authoritative jury.
Articles for the contest should be submitted between November 1 and December 30, 2005.
Results of contest are planned to bring in February, 2006.

***Shell is a world leading energy and petrochemical concern, which enjoys a high international reputation and vast experience of operations in the investment sector. Shell has become a major direct investor in the Russian economy.
Shell-affiliated companies are actively operating in various Russian sectors, including oil and gas prospecting, production, and transportation; the marketing of oil products and chemical products, lubricants, motor and industrial oils; the development of a retail network of gas filling stations, and the provision of technological and consultative services to Russian enterprises.
Shell has been the permanent partner of Ferrari, one of the best award-winning teams in Formula One history. Shell provides top-rank technical support to Ferrari, supplies it with new varieties of fuel and oils, is involved in developing new engines for the team‘s racecars, and assists it in solving mechanical problems. Together with Shell, Ferrari has won more than a hundred Formula One races.
For details about Shell‘s operations in Russia, visit www.shell.com/ru.
***The Interfax Petroleum News Agency (Interfax-PNA) is the largest news service in the Russian and CIS energy sector and has been a leader since 1994.
The agency‘s information is used daily by top managers in oil and oil trading companies, federal and local government officials, investment analysts, and journalists from leading Russian and foreign media outlets.
The Moscow office of Interfax-PIA daily receives dozens of reports from its regional correspondents in Russia‘s oil-producing areas, the Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus, and Eastern Europe.
Besides news provided directly by market players and regulatory bodies, the agency offers its clients critical statistical and price information, monitors world oil price trends, and prepares analytical overviews.
For more details about Interfax-PIA, visit www.interfax.ru.

For more details about
the Energy Horizons 2025 contest,
visit http://contest.interfax.ru