Application Deadline: February 28th 2022
The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 SADC Media Awards competition in the four categories namely; Photo, Print, Television and Radio Journalism.
The SADC Media Awards are open to journalists from the SADC Member States. The first prize winners will receive their prizes and certificates on the margins of the 42nd SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government.
The SADC Media Awards were established in 1996 to recognise best media work in disseminating information on SADC to support the process of regional co-operation and integration in the region. The first prize winner in each category receives US$2,500 and the runner-up receives US$1000.
The following are the first prize winners of the 2021 SADC Media Awards in each of the four categories; Ms. Jabulile Audrey Binauli from the Republic of Malawi-Television Journalism; Mr. Horácio Romão from the Republic of Mozambique-Radio Journalism; Mr. José Luís Mendonça from the Republic of Angola-Print Journalism and Mr. Gaseitsiwe Moruakgomo from the Republic of Botswana-Television Journalism.
The runners-up of the 2021 Media Awards were; Print Journalism – Mr. Shabani Thamani from the Republic of Botswana; Radio Journalism – Ms. Auleria Gabriel from the United Republic of Tanzania; Television Journalism – Mr. Emmanuel Munyaradzi Chamalimba from the Republic of Zimbabwe and Photo Journalism – Mr. Patrick O’Leary from the Republic of South Africa.
Entries are invited from the following categories:
i) Print Journalism: comprising features/articles published in newspapers, newsletters, websites, magazines;
• Print Journalism submissions should have a minimum of 100 (one hundred words and a maximum of 2000 (two thousand) words.
ii) Radio Journalism: comprising broadcast material;
• Radio Journalism broadcast material should have a minimum duration of 1 (one) minute and a maximum of 30 (thirty) minutes. All broadcast material should be submitted on a CD or USB. The entries should be accompanied by electronic transcript in word format for translation purposes.
iii)Television Journalism: comprising televised material;
• Broadcast material should have a minimum duration of 1 (one) minute and a maximum of forty-five (45) minutes. All broadcast material should be submitted on a CD or USB. The entries should be accompanied by electronic transcript in word format for translation purposes.
iv) Photojournalism: comprising published pictures with a caption;
• Photographic entries should have one (1) photo, or a pictorial spread of not more than twenty (20) photos published in one issue/edition. Each entry must be accompanied by an original newspaper in which photo (s) were published.
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