Entries Open for WSCIJ Investigative Reporting Award


The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is now accepting submissions for its tenth annual Awards for Investigative Reporting.

The annual event will honour works that involve reporting on public and or corporate corruption, human rights abuses or on the failure of regulatory agencies.

The 2015 edition plans to reward outstanding reporters from print, radio, television, online, photography and editorial cartoon categories. The submitted stories must have first been published or broadcast in a Nigerian media between 4th October 2014 and 3rd October 2015.

The Centre has stated that “In addition to the entry coding system which makes the details of media house and by-line of entrants anonymous to judges introduced in 2012, the WSCIJ now converts entries to electronic format before sending to judges. The electronic entries system is helping to ease scoring for judges and enable the inclusion of persons from across Nigeria and abroad to participate in the judging process.”

Entries will be scored by a panel of judges drawn from the media and related professions who are passionate about investigative reporting. Over all, judges will be looking for ethical reporting courage, individual creativity and public benefit.

The deadline for submission of entries is 4pm on Friday, October 23, 2015. Interested reporters may visit www.wscij.org for details of the 2015 award.