Thursday, May 14, 2015

Closing date for CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2015 extended by a few days to 18 May for Africa's journalists to enter.

CNN International and MultiChoice is extending the entry period for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2015 until Monday 18 May.

The closing date was originally 11 May but the organisers are giving Africa's journalists based on this continent a few additional days to enter this competition.

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the awards and African journalist across the continent working in any medium can once again enter for this prestigious journalism competition.

After downsizing the number of categories in 2014 from 14 to 11, the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2015 is once again expanding, keeping all 11 categories and adding a best features award as well as a technology and innovation reporting award to bring the award categories to 13.

Journalists across Africa can enter in the following categories at and now has until 18 May to do so:

  • Culture Award
  • Dow Technology & Innovation Reporting Award (new category)
  • Economics & Business Award
  • Features Award (new category)
  • Francophone General News Awards
  • GE Energy & Infrastructure Award
  • Mohamed Amin Photographic Award
  • MSD Health & Medical Award
  • Portuguese Language General News Award
  • Press Freedom Award
  • Sport Reporting Award
  • The African Development Bank Environment Award
  • The Coca-Cola Company News Impact Award
From these category winners the overall winner will be chosen. Journalists can enter work that was broadcast or appeared in print between January and December 2014.
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 this year be held somewhere in South Africa.
The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 winner will have the opportunity to participate in the CNN Journalism Fellowship at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.