Deadline extended to 22 August 2011: SABC-Telkom-HA New Media Awards – APPLY NOW!

07.28.11 |

The deadline for the SABC-Telkom-Highway Africa New Media Awards 2011, has been extended to 22 August. The countdown to the event that celebrates Africa’s new media leaders, continues.

 Winners of the Highway Africa New Media Awards (L to R) Remmy Nweke, Jan Hennop, Jason Elk, Simon Dingle, Lesley Beake and Wambai Gicheru. Photo: Fungai Tichawangana

The 11th SABC-Telkom-Highway Africa Conference will for the first time be experienced outside of Grahamstown, at the Cape Town International Conference Centre.

“Highway Africa recognizes and celebrates the role that African journalists continue to play in telling the story of the continent in all its complexity. It is a story of hope and despair, of war and peace, of building and destroying. The women and men who dedicate their lives to bring that story, deserve to be celebrated. At the Highway Africa Conference we do exactly that,” said Chris Kabwato, Highway Africa Director.

Criteria for the SABC-Telkom-Highway Africa New Media Awards 2011

Judges are looking for innovative applications of new media in African journalism and the media. Awards are given in three categories: 1) Individual; 2) Non-profit; and 3) Corporate.

Individual and Non-profit category: Recognition will be given to persons or organisations who find INNOVATIVE ways to overcome the limitations of the existing African infrastructure. Corporate category: Judges will be looking for creative adaptation of global technologies in an African media context. Other broad criterion is the use of new media to benefit press freedom in Africa and encourage social empowerment in African communities.

Prizes

Winners of these awards will receive a coveted trophy, and prizes at the prestigious gala event sponsored by Telkom, on Sunday 18 September, in Cape Town, during the 15th Highway Africa Conference.

Enter or submit a nomination by downloading an application form:

Click here to download the Call for Entries in English

Click here to download the Call for Entries in French

Click here to download the Application Form

Email completed forms to awards@highwayafrica.com. Applications close Monday 22 August 2011, 16.30 South Africa time.

Enquiries:
For more information please contact Bronwyn Jacobs (b.jacobs@ru.ac.za ); +2746 603 7186.

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