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lsu Elihle Awards 2021 – Africa

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 9, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 29, 2021

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is excited to officially open the nominations for the 2021 lsu Elihle Awards to contribute to a change in attitudes and behaviours of opinion and decision-makers and citizens across the country and continent from the premise that the media frames debates in society and carries enormous influence and, therefore, ability to drive positive change.

“Isu Elihle” is an isiZulu phrase and could be translated into English as a beautiful, great or simply a neat solution.

The Isu Elihle Awards were launched in 2016 by MMA with the support of Save the Children
International, the Swedish International Development Agency and Media Network on Child Rights Development (MNCRD) based in Zambia.

This year marks five years since these Awards were launched.

MMA’s awards seek to give children a voice and highlight the status of children in our continent.

Journalists are encouraged to submit their story ideas and these can be targeted at any mainstream news medium such as TV, Radio or Online.

The top six story ideas will then be selected during an online Awards ceremony in June.

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These Awards aim to encourage journalist to highlight issues that are faced by children in the continent.

Journalists behind these ideas will each receive guaranteed financial support of ZAR 10 000. MMA will also offer support to the finalists to develop their concepts.

The final stories will be ranked and the final cash prizes will be awarded as follows:
• ZAR 25 000 (Overall Winner);
• ZAR 15 000 (2nd place);
• ZAR 10 000 (Third Place).

The Competition is open to professional journalists, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa.

No entry fee is payable.

Employees and the immediate families of Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) are not eligible to participate in the competition.

The Competition is held in English. Therefore all entries and story ideas should be in English.

Applicants are strictly limited to a maximum of one entry; however, each media house can have as many applicants as it wishes.

Late, incomplete, illegible and/or fraudulent entries will be disqualified.

MMA reserves the right to refuse entries that do not comply with the above rules. No correspondence will be entered into in this regard.

Application deadline: 30th of April 2021.

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Joshua Oyedele
Apr 10
Apr 10

Thanks for sharing, will share within my network

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 10
Apr 10

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Thanks, Ana.


Thanks for sharing

Apr 24
Apr 24

Thanks very much for sharing