Apply for SOTU Journalist Competition 2016: Inviting Journalists from AU Member States!

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Deadline: 31 May 2016

The State of the Union Coalition (SOTU) is currently inviting applicants for its SOTU Journalist Competition 2016.  SOTU believes that the successful implementation of these instruments will have tremendous and positive impact on the live millions of African citizens.

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The Theme of the 2016 competition will be on “Human Rights and Governance in Africa”.

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Prize Information

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Winners in each of the categories will receive $500 and the overall winner will receive an additional cash prize of $500.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The competition shall be open to all print media journalists who are citizens of AU member states and who are based in Africa and whose publications are published in AU member states (mentioned below).
  • Winners will be selected from the 10 participating countries, 1 each from print and online/digital. Additionally, there will be 2 regional winners and an overall winner.
  • Each journalist entering the competition shall be required to show proof that he/she is a citizen of an AU member state.
  • Each entry shall be accompanied by full names of the writer, the name and contact details of his/her employer, his/ her position in the news organisation and region from where the entry is emanating:
    • Should you be selected, a written confirmation on official letterhead from the media organisation employing the journalists, confirming his/ her employment in the agency and confirming the dates of publication of all the submitted entries will be required.
    • On receipt, the entries will be judged by a competent panel of judges established by the SOTU coalition.
  • Entries from qualified female journalists are encouraged.
  • Entries must be in the 4 select African Union languages: English, French, Portuguese and Arabic.

How to Apply

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Applicants must fill the Entry form via given website.

Note: Winners will be informed in June 2016.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal, Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Tunisia.

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For more information, please visit SOTU Journalist Competition.

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