APO Group to Recognise Journalists who Support Female Entrepreneurship in Africa, Calls for Entries

Lionel Reina, CEO, APO Group
Lionel Reina, CEO, APO Group

The APO Group, previously called the formerly African Press Organization, plans to hold a Woman in Media Award to recognize the support of female journalists for women’s entrepreneurship in Africa. It has also called for entries from individual and organisations for the Award.

The Award will be bestowed on the winner at the 5th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum’s (AWIEF) Conference, Exhibition and Awards scheduled to hold at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on October 29 and 30, 2019, with the theme ‘Enhancing Impact: Digitalisation, Investment and Intra-African Trade’.

The AWIEF prestigious annual event is a platform that gathers in one event global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, development organisations and investors gather to dialogue, connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for women.

Lionel Reina, CEO of APO Group said, “We are extremely excited for the opportunity to highlight the work of female journalists sharing the stories of women entrepreneurs in Africa. The APO Group African Women in Media Award is part of our commitment to supporting the development of journalism on the continent. We are delighted to present this award with AWIEF in Cape Town as we celebrate women in journalism and entrepreneurship.”

Entries for APO Group African Women in Media Award must offer valuable insights into African female entrepreneurs while also appealing to a global audience.

The award is open to African woman journalists and bloggers, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in Africa and 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.

Stories for the Award must have been broadcast or published between January 1 and September 15, 2019. They are judged based on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact. All stories must be submitted in electronic format. For print, applicants should upload the scan(s) of the published article; for radio, applicants should upload to SoundCloud link; for websites, applicants should upload the URL; and for TV applicants should upload the materials on the YouTube link.

TV material must first be uploaded to YouTube (www.YouTube.com) and radio material to SoundCloud (SoundCloud.com). Applicants without accounts with these sites will need to sign up in order to be able to upload the video or radio material. Once an applicant obtains the link, he/she must enter it in te online entry form when inputting his/her story details.

The online entry form is available at: http://bit.ly/APOaward

The deadline for entries is September 15, 2019. Finalists will be announced on October 1, 2019 while the winner will be announced on October 30, 2019.