Organised by CNN MultiChoice, the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Competition is an award for journalists across the African continent. Its objective is to reinforce the importance of the role of journalists in Africa's development and to reward, recognise, and encourage journalistic talent across all media disciplines. All categories are open to print, radio, television, online, and photographic journalists except where a specific media is referred to in the category name.
Categories of the competition are:

  • Culture award
  • Digital platform award
  • The Coca-Cola company economics and business award
  • Environment award
  • Free press Africa award
  • Mohamed Amin photographic award
  • MSD health and medical award
  • Print general news award
  • Radio general news award
  • Sport award
  • Television features award
  • Television news bulletin award
  • Francophone general news awards
  • Portuguese language general news award

Click here for more information about the competition.

Deadline Date
Deadline Date: 
April 17, 2013
Application Info: 

This competition is open to African nationals working on the continent for African owned, or headquartered, media organisations. Participant's work must have appeared in printed publications or electronic media that is primarily targeted at and received by an African audience.
How to enter:

  • English entries can be submitted using the online entry form or by using a paper copy of the entry form (which can be printed from the website).
  • Applicants can only enter a maximum of 2 stories across all categories. Please carefully review your work of 2012 and enter your best story/stories in the most suitable category. Applicants may enter a maximum of 2 stories, either both into a single category or 1 each into different categories. Please send your entry/entries in one envelope.
  • Fill in all the details requested on the relevant form, print clearly and provide all requested information.
  • Ensure you include a copy of your up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and any background information on your entry/entries, that you feel relevant.
  • Send 2 copies of your work - Print journalists & cartoonists send the original article and a clean, legible photocopy of the entry; Online please send full URL details (No print outs will be accepted); TV & Radio - please send 2 disks/tapes (DVD/VHS or CD); photojournalist - please send original photo(s) and CD containing your pictures.

Click here to enter online.
Click here to download English entry form in PDF format.
Click here to download French entry form in PDF format.
Click here to download Portuguese entry form in PDF format.