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Call for entries: 2011 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards

  • Pioneer
  • Writer

This year, the competition will recognise excellence in the following categories:

* Arts & Culture Award
* Digital Journalism Award
* Economics & Business Award
* Environment Award
* Free Press Africa Award
* The HIV/AIDS Reporting Award
* Mohamed Amin Photographic Award
* MSD Health & Medical Award
* Print General News Award
* Radio General News Award
* Sport Award
* Television Features Award
* Television News Bulletin Award
* Tourism Award
* Francophone General News Awards
* Portuguese Language General News Award

Rules of Entry

* The Competition is open to African professional journalists

* All entrants must be an African National and be at least eighteen years of age.

* No entry fee is payable

* Each entry must have been first published or broadcast in African media in 2010. Proof of publication must be submitted with your entry. Images that are available for download on agency websites and have not appeared in African media will not be eligible.

* The Competition will be judged by a panel of distinguished, independent judges with appropriate knowledge and experience of journalistic practices in Africa. The panel of judges will be determined by TBSEL and/or MultiChoice in its/their sole discretion and will meet in April 2011. Panel members cannot vote on work entered by their organisation, employees or family members.

* Journalists selected by the panel of judges will be taken to a finalists’ programme in South Africa. TBSEL shall pay for and arrange all flights, transportation accommodation and scheduled meals. TBSEL shall also reimburse the finalists for the costs of applying for Visas and any other documentation required for travel, however, all other costs (apart from those highlighted herein and unless advised by TBSEL shall be each finalist’s sole responsibility. Finalists will be expected to be available for the duration of the programme and participate fully in the calendar of events which are expected to take place on those dates as advised by TBSEL.

* One of the category winners will be selected as the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2011. Subject to compliance with any legal or immigration requirement as necessary, the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2011 Award winner will be offered a return flight and accommodation at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta, USA. No cash alternative is available.

Please see website for full details.

Deadline: 27 January 2011

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