Date Posted: May 19th, 2014
The CNN African Journalist of the Year Competition was established in 1995 to encourage, promote and recognize excellence in African journalism.
The 2014 competition is now open to African professional journalists working in Africa, whether directly employed or freelance. Entries are invited for work which was printed, broadcast (television or radio) or published online to an audience based primarily in Africa.
The panel of judges will be looking for entries which: tell a story in a balanced, comprehensive and objective manner; demonstrate journalistic integrity and resourcefulness; communicate the story in a way that makes the topic accessible and relevant to its audience; display well-organized research and insight, and; were broadcast or published in English, French or Portuguese between January and December 2013 (proof should be supplied).
Winners will receive an all-expenses-paid program of networking activities and workshops, culminating in the Gala Awards Ceremony. Each finalist will receive a cash prize, with each of the eleven category winners also receiving a laptop computer and printer.
The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Award winner will be selected from the category winners, and will receive an additional cash prize and the opportunity to participate in the CNN Journalism Fellowship at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta, US.
More information about the competition is available on the CNN website: http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/africa/africanawards/index.html
To access the online entry form, follow this link: http://www.cnnmcaja.cnn.com/
For rules and regulations concerning an entry, go to: http://z.cdn.turner.com/cnn/WORLD/africa/africanawards/pdf/2014/Online-rules-of-entry-2014-English.pdf
The deadline for entries is May 30, 2014.