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ICFJ organizes journalism contest [Africa]

ICFJ organizes journalism contest [Africa]

Posted on November 20, 2017

Deadline: 

December 31, 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 2018 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 honors 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 Dec. 31.

For more information, click here.