WAMECA 2021: call for entries – special categories on gender and gender-based violence

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is calling for entries for two special categories created under the 2021 edition of WAMECA.

These categories seek to recognise and honour journalists in West Africa who have been producing analytical and high-quality reports aimed at promoting gender equality and ending gender-based violence in the region.

Specifically, the two special categories are:

  1. Gender Reporting (general) – with a focus on advancing gender equality and changing gender norms
  2. Gender-Based Violence Reporting

The categories are opened to journalists from print, electronic and online media in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone countries in West Africa. An Applicant must be West African, working with and for a media organisation(s). Entries for the categories must have been published or broadcast between the period January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020.

The deadline for the submission of the entries is on August 16, 2021. Finalists for these special awards will be announced on October 1, 2021, together with the finalists of the other categories of the WAMECA 2021 Awards.

Interested applicants should upload published works via the entry form on the website: www.mfwa.org/wameca. The entry should be an original work published through a media outlet in West Africa and must show the date of publication/broadcast and the medium in which the work was published. Applicants may submit a maximum of two entries for each category.

Winners of these special categories will be announced at the West Africa Media Excellence Awards on October 23, at Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, Accra where the awards ceremony will be held.

Below are the important dates:

Opening of Entries – July 16, 2021

Deadline for submission of entries: August 26, 2021

Assessment of entries and selection of finalists: September 1-30, 2021

Announcement of finalists: October 1, 2021

Conference: October 22, 2021

Awards Night: October 23, 2021

Make your submission here.

For more information, visit www.mfwa.org/wameca or email us at wameca[@]mfwa.org or call the MFWA on +233 302 -555327

WAMECA is an initiative of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) to promote media excellence in the sub-region.

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