Deadline: July 31, 2023
Applications are open for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Media Awards 2023. The IGAD Media Awards 2023 is meant to promote increased, factual and accurate reporting on drought resilience in particular, while the Media Awards initiative as a whole is destined to foster reactions with media, promote journalism in the region and increase visibility of IGAD broadly.
Journalists are invited to submit original pieces and content of their work that highlight the benefits of ‘Cooperation for resilience against drought effects’, which can come in many shapes and forms. They encourage journalists to submit original pieces and content that explore the benefits of bilateral and/or multilateral cooperation in the fight against drought effects through a range of lenses, including food security, climate change, ecosystems management, water resources management, migration, regional investment projects, and much more. Why do we need cooperation on these issues? How do the people of the IGAD region benefit when countries decide to cooperate? They particularly welcome submissions with a strong focus on the impact of transboundary cooperation in these matters.
Entries shall consist of the following:
- Print (Papers, Magazines)
- Audio (Radio, Podcasts)
- Photography Journalism
- Audio-Visual (Television, Youtube)
- Digital (Digital Paper and Blogs)
- Foreign Media
- Winning particpants will be invited to a two-day training session on IGAD mandate, programmes, achievements and challenges, which also consitutes a networking opportuinity with peers and with drought centres of excellence.
- Invitation to participate in some IGAD major events through a journalists’ accreditation process to IGAD. This will also provide winning media practitionners the opportunity to participate in IGAD gatherings, and access content and experts.
- Certificate and token prizes.
Winning participants will be recognised during a ceremony at the closing of the training workshop to be held in October 2023.
- Open to all practicing journalists as well as freelancers in the mainstream media, multi-media outlets from the 8 IGAD countries and are citizens of one of the IGAD member countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
- The awards are also open to foreign media practitioners who can participate in under the foreign media window.
- Articles published, TV and Radio in-depth news items and documentaries aired between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 are accepted.
- Entries must be in the following official languages; English and French, plus the following national languages: Amharic, Arabic, Luganda, Somali and Swahili.
- Audio-visual entries in national languages with subtitles in English or French are accepted. Publications in National languages must be accompanied by translations in English or French.
- Audio entries must be in English or French only.
For more information, visit IGAD Awards.