Thursday, May 8, 2014

Entries open for CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2014 - but there's less categories than before.

Entries has opened for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2014 at (entry form) and for journalists working on the African continent.

The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2014 gives African journalists the opportunity to enter their best work in a variety of categories.

The number of possible categories has this year been reduced with less chance of journalists work being properly recognised, as entries have to be done in broader, more generalised categories.

The closing date for entries is 30 May. Journalists can enter work that was broadcast or appeared in print between January and December 2013.

Journalists across Africa can enter in the following categories:

  • Culture Award
  • The Coca-Cola Company Economics & Business Award
  • GE Energy & Infrastructure Award (new category)
  • Environment Award
  • MSD Health & Medical Award
  • News Impact Award (new category)
  • Mohamed Amin Photographic Award
  • Press Freedom Award
  • Sport Reporting Award
  • Francophone General News Awards – Electronic media & Print
  • Portuguese Language General News Awards - Electronic media & Print
From these category winners the overall winner will be chosen.

The finalists will once again attend a finalists' programme that will include a media forum with senior journalists, editors and business leaders before the gala awards ceremony later in the year which will be held in a country outside of South Africa this year.

The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 winner will once again get the opportunity to participate in the CNN Journalism Fellowship at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta in the United States.