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ICFJ launches journalism contest [Africa]

ICFJ launches journalism contest [Africa]

Posted on December 19, 2016

Deadline: 

January 30, 2017

English-speaking journalists working for print, broadcast and online news media based in Africa can enter this contest.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in collaboration with ONE and the Elliott family, seeks entries for the inaugural 2017 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. The contest is named after late British journalist and longtime ICFJ board member Michael Elliott.

This annual award will honor an up-and-coming journalist in Africa who tells important stories through quality reporting.

Contestants must submit a published story or series that reflects top-notch storytelling about important issues. Published stories or broadcasts must be submitted in English. Works in other languages must include English translations.

The winner will receive US$5,000 to pursue an in-depth reporting project. He or she will also spend time in U.S. newsrooms to learn new skills and receive mentorship from ICFJ.

The deadline is Jan. 30, 2017.

For more information, click here.