ICFJ, Partners Seek Entries for Storytelling Award

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Joyce Barnathan, President, ICFJ
Joyce Barnathan, President, ICFJ

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the Elliott family and ONE are seeking entries for the 2019 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling.

The contest is open to only English-speaking journalists working for print, broadcast and online news media based in Africa can.

In its third year, this prestigious award will honor an up-and-coming journalist in Africa who tells important stories through quality reporting.

The award winner will receive a US$5,000 cash prize to pursue an in-depth reporting project. In a special study tour organized by ICFJ, the winner will spend time in U.S. newsrooms to learn new skills and share knowledge.  The winner will also complete a two-week internship at The Economist in London, United Kingdom.

Interested applicants who must be up-and-coming, English-speaking journalists working in Africa for print, broadcast and online news media; must have no more than 10 years of journalism experience and must submit one published story that reflects top-notch storytelling about important issues.

Applicants’ submissions can be a feature story; an in-depth, investigative or explanatory piece; or a multimedia report or documentary.

The published story or broadcast must be submitted in English; works in other languages must include English translations.

The contest is named after distinguished editor, former ONE CEO and longtime ICFJ board member Michael Elliott.

Applications close on December 2, 2018

For more information, visit: https://ijnet.org/en/opportunity/icfj-seeks-entries-storytelling-award-africa.