Entries Open for WSCIJ Investigative Reporting Award


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

The Awards reward and honour the works of outstanding Nigerian journalists whose news stories expose corruption, regulatory failures and human rights abuses in public and private spheres of the country in the print, radio, television, photo, online, climate change, local government, sports, health and editorial cartoon categories.

Ms Motunrayo Alaka, Coordinator of WSCIJ

The 2013 Wole Soyinka Investigative Reporting Award  is open to professional Nigerian journalists or group of journalists, whether full-time or freelance, who have produced a news story published between October 4,2012 and October 3, 2013, primarily targeted at and received by the Nigerian audience.

WSCIJ had in 2012 introduced an entry coding system that makes the details of media house and by-line of entrants anonymous to judges in a bid to further strengthen the judging process and increase the credibility of the award programme.

The 2012 winners will attend the Power Conference, an international gathering of investigative journalists, holding at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa between October 28 to 30 2013 as part of their award prize.

The entries will be scrutinized by a judges’ board comprising persons of integrity who are in the media and related professions.

Submission of entries will close on Friday, October 25, 2013.

For more information or to submit an entry, visit: www.wscij.org