Journalists from African countries where French, English, Arabic or Portuguese are spoken can enter this competition.
Merck Foundation is hosting the "Stay at Home" Media Recognition Award. The contest aims to encourage the media to raise awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stories must focus on the new coronavirus, particularly on how to stay safe and keep physically and mentally healthy during lockdown measures and social distancing.
The categories are TV, print, radio and online. The winner in each category will receive US$500.
The competition will also expand to Asia and the Middle East.
The deadline is June 30.