Deadline:

15th December 2019.

Location:

United kingdom & United States.

(Award)

Description

The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling, a collaboration between the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the ONE Campaign, and the Elliott family, honors an up-and-coming journalist in Africa who strives to strengthen people’s voices and illuminate the transformational change taking place on the continent. We are seeking a wide variety of topics, not limited to health and social issues, to demonstrate the creative approaches to pressing issues in Africa.

More Details

The Award was established in honor of Michael Elliott, an outstanding editor, philanthropist, and former ICFJ director, whose life was a testament to the power of storytelling to bear witness to and improve the human condition. Elliott served as a distinguished editor at The Economist, Newsweek and Time before becoming CEO of ONE. In 2016, he had spoken of his dream to establish an award that would bring together his belief in great journalism with his commitment to progress in Africa.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Journalism.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

The application deadline is Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The contest is open to English-speaking journalists working in Africa for print, broadcast and online news media. Applicants must have no more than 10 years of journalism experience.
  • Applicants must submit one published piece that uses top-notch reporting to capture stories of modern Africa. The submission can be a feature story; an in-depth, investigative or explanatory piece; or a multimedia report or documentary.
  • A copy of the published story or broadcast clip must be submitted in English. Works in other languages must include English translations.
  • The submitted story must have been published between Dec. 1, 2018, and Dec. 1, 2019.

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

  • The winner will receives a US$5,000 cash prize.
  • the winner will spend time in U.S. newsrooms in Washington, D.C. and New York City to learn new skills and share knowledge in a special study tour organized by ICFJ.
  • The winner also completes a two-week internship in London at The Economist’s headquarters in London, United Kingdom.

How to Apply

First Step: start filling the application here.

Second Step: Prepare the following documents:

  • The story.
  • Three professional references.
  • CV.

Third Step: Submit your application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hesham Galal / Egypt

Reviewed by” Eman Fadel Ali / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team