DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31 ― APO Group, the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, is calling for entries from African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship for the second annual APO Group African Women in Media Award.
The Award will be bestowed to the winner at the 6th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum’s (AWIEF) Virtual Conference and Awards hosted on December 2-3, 2020, with the theme ‘Reimagining Business & Rebuilding Better.’
AWIEF’s prestigious annual event is a platform that sees global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, development organisations and investors gather to dialogue, connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for women.
Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Chairman and Founder of APO Group said: “The launch of our inaugural award in 2019 was successful in putting a spotlight on the work of female journalists sharing the stories of women entrepreneurs in Africa.
“We are proud to continue The APO Group African Women in Media Award as part of our commitment to supporting the development of journalism on the continent. We look forward to presenting this award with AWIEF in Johannesburg as we celebrate women in journalism and entrepreneurship.”
Entries for APO Group African Women in Media Award must offer valuable insights into African female entrepreneurs while appealing to a global audience.
The award is open to African woman journalists and bloggers, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story that has been broadcast or published in English, French, Portuguese or Arabic in the form of a printed publication, a television feature, a radio story, a website or a blog whose primary audience is based in Africa.
Stories must have been broadcast or published between January 1 and October 31, 2020.
Stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact. All stories must be submitted in electronic format: Print: upload the scan(s) of the published article; Radio: upload the SoundCloud link; Website: upload the URL or TV: upload the YouTube link.
The deadline for entries is October 31, 2020. The finalists will be announced on November 20, 2020 while the winner will be announced on Thursday, December 3, 2020.
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