ICFJ Calls for Applications for 2024 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

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Sharon Moshav. President of ICFJ

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), a non-profit, professional organization based in Washington, D.C., United States, in collaboration with ONE, a global team of campaigners, advocates, and experts on issues of poverty, inequality and injustices, and the Elliott Family have announced the call for entries for the 2024 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling.

Entries for the award must represent groundbreaking journalistic work published between December 1, 2022, and December 1, 2023, as the award seeks to honour up-and-coming journalists in Africa who strive to strengthen people’s voices and illuminate the transformational change taking place on the continent.

The award is open to English-speaking journalists working in Africa for print, broadcast, and online news media who must have no more than 10 years of journalism experience. Applicants must submit one published piece that exemplifies Africa through thoughtful reporting and excellent storytelling.

A copy of the published story or broadcast clip must be submitted in English while entries in other languages must include English translations. The award welcomes submissions from print, broadcast, or digital journalists. Multimedia submissions which may include web, audio, video, visual, or mixed media are all welcomed for the award.

Winners will emerge based on the quality of their pieces and the impact their works have had in communities. Excellent submissions are welcomed from all media, especially those that demonstrate analytical skills in addition to outstanding writing ability. ICFJ especially encourages stories that highlight transformational change in Africa. Winners will receive cash prizes and a personalized award certificate. They will also complete a two-week internship at The Economist in London, UK.

The deadline for application is January 31, 2024.

For further information and to apply, please visit https://icfj.tfaforms.net/f/michael-elliott-application.