International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with ONE and the Elliott family, seeks admissions for the 2020 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. This is named after the late British Journalist and longtime ICFJ board member Michael Elliott.
15th December 2019 (11:59 pm EST).
Countries in Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, etc.).
The (ICFJ) – International Center for Journalists, ONE and the Elliott family.
About the Award: In its fourth year, this award is set forth to honor the up-and-coming journalists in every part of Africa that tells important stories through quality reporting.
Given in Mike’s name, this award will provide the winner a $5,000 cash prize to proceed with an in-depth reporting project. In a unique study tour organized by ICFJ, the winner will spend time in U.S. newsrooms to acquire new skills and share knowledge. In order to utilize the full advantage of the study tour, applicants must be fluent in English, even if they are used to other languages or work in a different language.
- Applicants must have experience of at most 10 years of journalism.
- This contest is open to up-and-coming, English-speaking journalists that work in Africa for print, broadcast, and online news media.
- Applicants must submit one published top-notch story that shows the storytelling of important issues.
- Submission can be a feature story, investigative, in-depth, or explanatory piece; or a documentary or a multimedia report.
- The broadcast or published story must, therefore, be submitted in English. It is necessary that Works in other languages should include English translations.
A distinguished international jury will decide the winner.
Number of Awards:
Value of the Award:
- This award will grant the winner with a US$5,000 cash prize to continue an in-depth reporting project.
- The winner will also perform a two-week internship at the headquarters of The Economist in London.
- In a distinctive study tour organized by ICFJ, the winner will spend time in U.S. newsrooms to study/acquire new skills and share knowledge.
How to Apply:
Submit your application if you meet the criteria above.
Visit the Program Website for Details