ENTRY CRITERIA

A COMPLETE APPLICATION INCLUDES:

  • An identification card.
  • An available professional journalist card.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A filled entry form.
  • For print media: the article’s copy in PDF format.
  • For television and radio: a file to open in Windows Media Player.
  • For electronic media: a link.

ENTRY RULES

  • The competition is open to African journalists who are based and work in Africa and journalists of Pan-African media who live outside the continent but whose principal market and audience are Africa. They must work for written publications, television, radio or electronic platform.
  • Entries must have been published or broadcast from 1st January 2018 to 31 December 2019.
  • Any applicant or group of applicants (in case of co-signed works) must submit only one application.
  • Submissions must be sent by email only.
  • Print media: an original copy of the newspaper in which the article has been published and a copy in PDF format.
  • Television: send a file that can open in Windows Media Player (duration: 13mn to 52mn).
  • Radio: send a MP3 file and indicate the link (duration: 6mn to 26mn).
  • Digital media: mention the link of the Website on which the article has been published.
  • Each application must have an entry form.
  • A 300 words maximum entry statement must accompany the application and explain the context in which the work was produced and why the candidate believes it is worthy of entering for the competition.
  • The applicants must strictly submit a maximum of two entries among all the categories.
  • Incomplete and fraudulent entries will be refused.
  • Entry deadline is 30 April 2020. Late entries will be disqualified.
  • The panel of judges comprises experienced and knowledgeable personalities with high expertise in journalism, economy and finance.
  • The judges are not allowed to vote for the entry of their employee, company or family member.
  • Each category winner will receive a prize.
  • The major winner of the competition will be the overall winner.
  • The major winner will be awarded by an additional prize.
  • The special prizes winners are selected by the judges. They do not have to send any application.
  • Each entrant accepts the reproduction of his work for the promotion of the event.
  • The applicant confirms that he has read and understood the rules of the competition and accepts them.