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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Deadline extended to 6 June for entries for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2014.


As expected, the deadline for entries for entries for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2014 which was 30 May has been extended by the organisers to 6 June 2014.

African journalists now get a few more days to enter at www.cnnmcaja.cnn.com (entry form) and www.cnn.com/africanawards.

The number of possible categories in the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2014 has this year been reduced and changed.

The result is less chance of journalists work being properly recognised and a smaller number of journalists whose work will be recognised, as entries have to be done in fewer and broader, more generalised categories.

With the bad changes to the number and type of categories, it's more difficult for journalists and reporters working in television for instance, to now be properly recognised by the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards, but African journalists should be put off by this and enter the competition.

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.