Application Deadline: August 30th 2016
After five years of celebrating youth entrepreneurs across Africa, the Anzisha Prize is adding a category to honour young media professionals devoted to telling the stories of Africa’s youth entrepreneurs.
- Professional journalists are invited to submit their portfolio of published work on African youth entrepreneurship for consideration.
- The writing needs to have been published in either print, broadcast or digital media.
- The Prize will award media articles, broadcasts or blogs that are prominent for their attention to youth entrepreneurship and quality of content
- The winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to an African city of their choice, where they will cover a story on the successes of youth entrepreneurship.
- The top three finalists will win an all-expenses paid trip to the Anzisha Prize Award Ceremony, held in South Africa in October 2016.
- The winner will also become an Anzisha Partner, with Anzisha committing to reshare and reblog their content.
- Winners will be offered a chance to be a part the Entrepreneurial Leadership curriculum offered to the young Anzisha entrepreneurs for 2016 as well as the opportunity to host a seminar during the Anzisha Week Entrepreneurial Leadership Training.
All applicants should ensure eligibility and submit a representative portfolio of their body of work in line with these criteria:
- Submitted portfolio of work should be within chosen popular media, which includes print and online publications as well as radio and television broadcasts
- Submitted portfolio of work must be within the youth entrepreneurship theme
- Applicants should have a strong track record of work within chosen media in reporting on youth entrepreneurship
- Applicants should have access to a platform where their work has been/is published or broadcasted
- Applicants should be nationals of an African country and work on the African continent
- Applicants should be within the ages 15- 30
All submissions will be judged according the following criteria:
- Content should be relevant to and build awareness of youth entrepreneurship
- Applicants should be professionals with wide and far reach in the number of people who have access to their work
- Applicants should have a strong personal/ individual social media following as a professional with a point of view in youth entrepreneurship in Africa
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