Call for Entries: The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

  • The contest is open to up-and-coming, English-speaking journalists working for print, broadcast and online news media based in Africa.
  • Applicants must submit a published story or series that reflects top-notch storytelling about important issues.
  • Submissions can include feature stories; in-depth, investigative or explanatory pieces; or multimedia reports or documentaries.
  • Published stories or broadcasts must be submitted in English. Works in other languages must include English translations.
Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern time, Monday, January 30, 2017. Apply here.

A distinguished jury will select the inaugural honoree. The winner will be announced March 15, 2017, and will be honored at ICFJ’s Board Dinner in New York on May 31, 2017.

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