The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in collaboration with the Elliott family and ONE, is accepting entries for the 2022 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling from English-speaking journalists working for print, broadcast and online news media based in Africa.
The contest, named after distinguished editor, former ONE CEO and longtime ICFJ board member Michael Elliott, seeks to honors up-and-coming journalists in Africa who strive to strengthen people’s voices and illuminate the transformational change taking place on the continent.
This year, two winners will receive a US$1,000 cash prize to pursue an in-depth reporting project. In a study tour organized by ICFJ, the winners will spend time in U.S. newsrooms to learn new skills and share knowledge.
To be eligible, applicants must have no more than 10 years of journalism experience and applicants must submit one published story that exemplifies Africa through thoughtful reporting and excellent storytelling.
The submission can be web, audio, video, visual or mixed media. The submitted story must have been published between Dec. 1, 2020 and Dec. 1, 2021.
The published story or broadcast must be submitted in English. Works in other languages must include English translations.
Applications close on January 30, 2022.