2014 Student Profile Awards for science and technology journalism –

Application Deadline: September 21st 2014

Journalism students from accredited universities in Africa are invited to enter the 2014 Student Profile Awards for science and technology journalism.

The pan-African Student Profile Awards are supported by global engineering firm Siemens and endorsed by the Department of Science and Technology in South Africa.

The Awards aim to inspire students and aspiring young journalists to take an interest in finding, researching and writing science, engineering and technology stories. They also seek to highlight amongst student journalists the vital role that science journalists play in unpacking complex topics and telling stories that ordinary people can appreciate and understand


  • The winning five students will each receive an amount of R5000.

Eligibility Criteria:

Students who would like to enter the 2014 Student Profile Awards should take note of the following terms and conditions of the competition:

  • Students registered for an undergraduate journalism programme (diploma, degree) at an accredited university in Africa may apply.
  • The story must have been written or produced in the 2014 academic year.
  • Entries must be original work.
  • The entry must include the following:
    • The student’s name and country of origin
    • The name and country of the university of study
    • Student number, name of registered course, and year of study
    • Contact details for the head of department or programme
  • If the submission was published, supply the details of the media outlet, date and headline used.

How to Apply:

  • Online entries are possible via  Student Profile Award Website and by emailing [email protected]
  • Entries will be accepted in English, Afrikaans, French, Portuguese and Arabic.
  • Five students will be selected as 2014 Student Profile Awards winners.
  • The closing date for the 2014 Student Profile Awards close at midnight on 21 September 2014.
  • Judges decisions are final.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Student Profile Awards for science and technology journalism


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