2022 SADC media awards competition launched

24 November 2021 | Events

The SADC Secretariat announced the 2022 SADC Media Awards Competition.

The awards are in the fields of print, radio, television and photojournalism. Each category carries a first prize of US$2,500. The runner-up in each category will receive a prize of US$1000. The monetary prizes will be accompanied by a certificate signed by the SADC chairperson.

Prospective entrants are invited to submit their entries accompanied by proof of their nationality to the National Adjudication Committee (NAC) in their respective member states.

The entries should have been published/broadcast between January and December the year preceding the awards (2021) by a registered and/or authorised media house or agency or carried on a website of a registered and/or authorised media house or agency in any of the SADC Member States.
The themes of the entries to be submitted for the competition must be on issues and activities promoting regional integration in the SADC region, i.e. infrastructure, economy, water, culture, sports, agriculture, etc.
All media practitioners who are SADC nationals may enter the competition, except those in institutions contracted by the SADC and the SADC Secretariat staff.
All works entering the competition should be in one of the SADC working languages such as English, Portuguese, French and any national indigenous language of the SADC region.
It should be submitted together with the transcript in one of the three SADC working languages, i.e. English, French and Portuguese.
These should be published/broadcast (newspaper cutting, websites, magazines, audio CDs, USB and newsletters.

Print journalism: Comprising of features/articles published in newspapers, newsletters, websites, magazines. Submissions should have a minimum of 100 (one hundred words and a maximum of 2000 (two thousand) words.
Radio journalism: Should comprise of broadcast material with a minimum duration of one minute and a maximum of 30 minutes. All broadcast material should be submitted on a CD or USB. The entries should be accompanied by an electronic transcript in word format for translation purposes.
Television journalism: Televised material should have a minimum duration of one minute and a maximum of 45 minutes of broadcast material. All broadcast material should be submitted on a CD or USB. The entries should be accompanied by an electronic transcript in word format for translation purposes.
Photojournalism: Published pictures with a caption. Photographic entries should have one photo or a pictorial spread of not more than twenty (20) photos published in one issue or edition. Each entry must be accompanied by an original newspaper in which photo(s) were published.

All entries must be submitted to the National Adjudication Committee not later than February 28, 2022. Submissions must be made strictly on the SADC Media Award Entry Form and should contain full contact details of the entrant, including, passport-sized photograph, physical address, telephone and, where applicable, fax number and email address; The entries will be initially screened and judged by the National Adjudication Committee in each member state, which will select the best entry in each of the four categories to be forwarded to the Regional Adjudication Committee (RAC), through the SADC Secretariat. The selection of the best regional entries will be decided upon by the RAC and the first prize winners will be announced and receive their prizes during the 39th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) was founded as the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) in 1980. It was transformed into the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on 17 August, 1992 and consists of 16 member states. In 1995 the SADC Council of Ministers approved the establishment of the SADC Media Awards to recognise the best media work in the region. Since 1996 the SADC Secretariat has been coordinating the Media Awards to encourage the media in the Region to play a leading role in disseminating information on SADC in order to support the process of regional co-operation and integration. The entry forms are obtainable from the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) website www.mict.gov.na as well as from the SADC Website www.sadc.int

For further information, contact Herman Kangootui at 0811271460 or [email protected] and Brumelda English at 0811660358 or [email protected] .

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