Deadline extended: Isu Elihle Awards honor innovative journalism about children [Africa]

Posted on Apr 13, 2022 in Media Innovation

African journalists can submit story ideas and compete for cash prizes.

Media Monitoring Africa, in partnership with UNICEF, is accepting applications for the Isu Elihle Awards. These awards aim to encourage journalists to highlight issues that are faced by children in the continent. 

Submitted story ideas can be targeted at any mainstream news medium such as TV, radio or online.

The top six story ideas will be selected during an online awards ceremony in June. Journalists behind these ideas will each receive guaranteed financial support of ZAR10,000.

The final stories will be ranked and the final cash prizes will be awarded. The overall winner will receive ZAR25,000; first runner up ZAR15,000; second runner up ZAR10,000; and the Mandy Rossouw Category will receive between ZAR10,000 and ZAR25,000.

The deadline is May 20.