DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 ― The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is calling for submissions for the 2020 edition of the West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA).
The 2020 edition of WAMECA, an initiative of MFWA to promote media excellence in the sub region, is slated for November 13-14, 2020 in Accra, Ghana and will focus on the theme: The Future of Journalism in Africa.
The Awards are opened to journalists from print, electronic and online media in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone countries in West Africa.
Applicants must be West African, working with and for a media organisation(s).
The Entry for the Awards must have been published or broadcast between the period January 1 to December 31, 2019.
WAMECA 2020 will honour outstanding works of journalism in West Africa in nine categories – Telecoms & ICT Reporting, Banking and Finance Reporting, Business and SMEs Reporting, Anti-Corruption Reporting, Investigative Reporting, Environmental Reporting, SDGs Reporting, Human Rights Reporting and Health Reporting.
The deadline for the submission of entries is on September 30, 2020 at 17.00 GMT. Finalists for WAMECA 2020 Awards will be announced on the first November 2, 2020.
The entry should be an original work published through a media outlet in West Africa and must show date of publication/broadcast and the medium in which the work was published.
Applicants may submit entries to a maximum of two categories. For each category, a maximum of two entries is permitted.
Winners for the awards will be announced at the West Africa Media Excellence Awards on November 14 at Alisa Hotel where the ceremony will be held.
The Conference will feature sessions on topical journalism issues and also provide opportunities for networking among journalists, editors, and experts from West Africa.
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