African Women in Media Award Cash Prizes

African female journalists are invited to submit their works to win a cash prize of USD 2,500. Works can be produced in English, French, Portuguese or Arabic in the form of a printed publication, a television feature, a radio story, a website or a blog. The winner will be announced during a virtual conference on 2-3 December 2020. The deadline is on 31 October 2020.

MEDIA AWARD: AWIEF is a pan-African non-profit organization which nurtures and actively promotes women innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa, through its development programs, accelerators, and networking events.

AWIEF’s mission is to foster the economic inclusion, advancement, and empowerment of women in Africa through entrepreneurship support and development.

The Media Award will be presented to the winner at the 6th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum’s Virtual Conference and Awards hosted on 2-3 December 2020, with the theme ‘Reimagining Business & Rebuilding Better.’

The winner will be bestowed with USD 2,500 cash prize, and online courses from international partner universities.

Stories must have been broadcast or published between 1 January and 31 October 2020.

Stories are judged on:

  • content, writing,
  • analysis,
  • creativity,
  • human interest
  • and community impact.

The deadline is on 31 October 2020.


Main criteria

The award is open to African woman journalists and bloggers, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story that has been broadcast or published in:

  • English,
  • French,
  • Portuguese
  • or Arabic in the form of a printed publication, a television feature, a radio story, a website or a blog whose primary audience is based in Africa.

Find out more about African Women in Media Award.

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