Expired: Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) Isu Elihle Awards 2016

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) Isu Elihle Awards 2016

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) in patnership with Save the Children International (SCI)  and Media Network on Child Rights and Development (MNCRD)  invite all journalists in East and Southern Africa to submit their story ideas in the Isu Elihle (Great Idea) Awards.

The awards are aimed at media professionals that seek to encourage fresh reporting, innovative angles, insightful investigations and those that seek to give children a voice and elevate the status of the child in Eastern and Southern Africa.

There are two stages to this competition:

First stage: Submission of story idea

Journalists submit their story ideas between: 05 October and CLOSING DATE 03 November 2016. These ideas will go through an adjudication process, undertaken by a panel of judges made up of children, an international child rights expert, representatives from the participating organisations and an independent news editor. Following the adjudication process, the top three finalists will be announced in November online and across social media platforms as well as mainstream media.

Second stage: Producing and publishing the full story

The top three journalists’ newsrooms will be given financial support to research and develop their concepts into publishable material, which will then be published (print or online) or broadcast, by a news media house of their choosing. Please note that freelance journalists must take sole responsibility to approach a media house and form an agreement to publish/broadcast with the media house in question should their story idea be selected as part of the top three. The top three stories will undergo further adjudication and will be ranked according to first, second prizes and Overall winner. Finalists will be announced in November 2016.

Awards:-

Winner Categories Newsroom Financial Support Journalist Cash Prize
Overall Winner ZAR 17 000 ZAR 25 000
Second  prize ZAR 17 000 ZAR 15 000
Third  prize ZAR 17 000 ZAR 10 000

Deadline:- 03-11-2016

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) in patnership with Save the Children International (SCI)  and Media Network on Child Rights and Development (MNCRD)  invite all journalists in East and Southern Africa to submit their story ideas in the Isu Elihle (Great Idea) Awards.

The awards are aimed at media professionals that seek to encourage fresh reporting, innovative angles, insightful investigations and those that seek to give children a voice and elevate the status of the child in Eastern and Southern Africa.

There are two stages to this competition:

First stage: Submission of story idea

Journalists submit their story ideas between: 05 October and CLOSING DATE 03 November 2016. These ideas will go through an adjudication process, undertaken by a panel of judges made up of children, an international child rights expert, representatives from the participating organisations and an independent news editor. Following the adjudication process, the top three finalists will be announced in November online and across social media platforms as well as mainstream media.

Second stage: Producing and publishing the full story

The top three journalists’ newsrooms will be given financial support to research and develop their concepts into publishable material, which will then be published (print or online) or broadcast, by a news media house of their choosing. Please note that freelance journalists must take sole responsibility to approach a media house and form an agreement to publish/broadcast with the media house in question should their story idea be selected as part of the top three. The top three stories will undergo further adjudication and will be ranked according to first, second prizes and Overall winner. Finalists will be announced in November 2016.

The prizes include:

Winner Categories Newsroom Financial Support Journalist Cash Prize
Overall Winner ZAR 17 000 ZAR 25 000
Second  prize ZAR 17 000 ZAR 15 000
Third  prize ZAR 17 000 ZAR 10 000

Deadline:- 03-11-2016

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