African Press Organization,(APO) the sole press release wire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, announced today that entry is now open for the 2014 APO Media Award (#APOMediaAward).
The first-place winner will be presented with $500 a month for one year, one laptop and one intercontinental flight ticket to a destination of his or her choice as well as one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide.
The second-place winner will be awarded $300 a month for one year, and the third-place winner will receive $200 a month for one year
APO Media Award celebrates brilliant and inspiring stories about Africa. The subject matter may comprise a single topic or a variety of subjects, including – but not limited to – business, economy, technology, agriculture, health, energy, gender, logistics, tourism, motoring, aviation, not-for-profit issues, diplomacy, environment, mining, entertainment and more.
APO Media Award is open to African 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 and August 2014. 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 (SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform that enables its users to upload and share sounds they have created themselves – https://soundcloud.com).
- Website: upload the URL.
- TV: upload the YouTube link.- TV material must first be uploaded to YouTube (www.youtube.com) and radio material to SoundCloud (www.soundcloud.com). If you are not a member of these sites, you will need to sign up in order to upload the video or radio material. Once you have obtained the link, you must enter it in this online entry form when inputting your story details.
- Online Entry Form is available here: http://www.apo-opa.com/apo_media_award.php?L=E
The deadline for entries is 1 September 2014. The finalists will be announced on 15 September 2014. The winners will be announced on 29 September 2014.