The APO Group has launched African Women in Media Award in a bid to recognize the support of female journalists for women’s entrepreneurship in Africa.
APO Group will present the inaugural address of the APO Group African Women in Media Award at the 5th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum’s (AWIEF) Conference, Exhibition and Awards to hold at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), from 29-30 October 2019, titled ‘Enhancing impact: digitalisation, investment and intra-African trade’.
AWIEF’s prestigious annual event is a medium which industry experts, academics, investors, policymakers, development organisations and global thought leaders converge to collaborate, share, network, connect, dialogue and transact in a collective effort to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for women.
The winner is expected to receive a sum of USD 2,500 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to a prestigious International Women’s Forum, as well as studying an online courses from one of the most respected international universities.
Speaking on the launching the CEO of APO Group, Lionel Reina said, “We are extremely delighted for the opportunity to highlight the work of female journalists sharing the stories of women entrepreneurs in Africa. The APO Group African Women in Media Award is also part of our promise to support the development of journalism on the continent. We are excited to present this award with AWIEF in Cape Town as we celebrate women in journalism and entrepreneurship.”
The award is open to African woman journalists and bloggers, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story that has been published or broadcasts either in French, English, Portuguese or Arabic in the form of a printed publication, a website or a blog, a radio story, a television feature whose primary audience is based in Africa.
Each applicant must note that stories must have been broadcast or published between January 1 and September 15, 2019. Stories will be judged on creativity, writing, human interest, content, analysis 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; Website: upload the URL; TV: upload the YouTube link.