Are you a passionate journalist in Africa excited about the health of the planet, future generations and the global discourses around low-carbon, climate resilient green economic development pathways?
Have you been following international and local conversations on the impact of climate change and environmental pollution on people, communities and economies?
Are you looking to improve your capacity in reporting on these issues? Would you like to win fabulous prizes and secure an all-paid sponsorship to attend and cover the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland in December 2018?
Then wait no longer – apply now for the ACCER Awards 2018!
What’s it all about?
Launched during the World Environment Day 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya, the 4th Edition of the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards aims to incentivize and create a critical mass of journalists reporting on the area of climate change and environment.
The 2018 ACCER Awards contest theme “Changing the Narrative on Environmental Challenges in Africa: the Case of Pollution” will guide participants’ entries and awards based on how they demonstrate information delivery in the following specified categories:
Potential awardees will present direct entries with brief citations demonstrating how their journalism may have practically enhanced access to information delivery in a specified area in either English or French.
Award Selection criteria will be based on:
i) Entries must be original pieces written or broadcast in English or French only.
ii) Entries submitted in each category MUST be from between January 2017 – June 2018. Articles published outside the indicated time-frame will not be accepted.
iii) Each candidate will submit only one print (in word) or audio piece (in mp3 format).
iv) All entries are to be submitted in the format below:
June 5, 2018: Official launch of 2018 ACCER Awards and opening for entries to eligible journalists across Africa
August 5, 2018: Deadline for submission of entries
August 27 – 30, 2018: Review of entries by a panel of judges and decision-making
August 31, 2018: Announcement of the 2018 ACCER Awards Finalists
October 6 – 9, 2018: ACCER Awards Finalists Academy; training and networking workshop for the finalists in Nairobi, Kenya
October 11, 2018: Announcement of Winners and Gala Night during the seventh edition of the Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VII) Conference
Overall Prize: Cash reward of US$1000, full sponsorship (including return air ticket, accommodation and other living expenses) for UN Climate Change Conference on 3 – 14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, fellowship to participate in high-level reporting and training throughout 2019 courtesy of ACCER Awards Partnership.
For more information about ACCER Awards and prizes please click here
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
To apply, please submit your entry to email@example.com including a cover page containing the article/broadcast title and author’s name, along with a short biographical note with the following contact details:
The deadline for applications is August 5, 2018. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.
If you have any questions, please contact PACJA Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org