The CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards 2015 is now open for the submission of entry. As part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the awards, the organisers have made the call for professional journalists who are’ working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story which has been made available as a printed publication or broadcast through an electronic medium (television; radio or digital platform) whose primary audience are based in Africa.’
Open to journalists working in any medium, this year the competition will recognise excellence in the following categories:
· Culture Award
· Dow Technology & Innovation Reporting Award
· Economics & Business Award
· Features Award
· Francophone General News Award
· GE Energy & Infrastructure Award
· Mohamed Amin Photographic Award
· MSD Health & Medical Award
· Portuguese Language General News Award
· Press Freedom Award
· Sport Reporting Award
· The African Development Bank Environment Award
· The Coca-Cola Company News Impact Award
From these category winners, an independent judging panel choose the overall winner – The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015.
Finalists in the 2015 competition will participate in a finalists’ programme that will include a media forum and networking opportunities with senior journalists, editors, business leaders and media owners from across the continent, culminating in a gala awards ceremony later in the year.
An all-expenses paid finalists’ programme of networking activities and workshops, culminating in the Gala Awards Ceremony. Each finalist will receive a cash prize, with each category winner also receiving a laptop computer and printer.
The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Award winner will be selected from the category winners and will receive an additional cash prize and will have the opportunity to participate in the CNN Journalism Fellowship at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.
The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 will have the opportunity to participate in the CNN Journalism Fellowship at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.
For more information on how to enter for the awards CLICK HERE