The awards are open for published and broadcasted works in the fields of print, radio, television, and online media. Only journalists who are COMESA nationals are eligible for the competition. The competition is open to individual journalists and not media institutions or organisations;
Submission of entries
The entries shall be works published/broadcast by a recognised media institution between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022 in any of the 21 COMESA Member States.
All works entered for the competition shall be in one of the COMESA official languages, namely English, French and Arabic.
Entries shall consist of the following:
Features/articles should consist of a minimum 700 words and maximum 1,500 words published in mainstream newspapers, magazines/ journals and newsletters.
Documentary or discussion programmes of minimum 5 (five) minutes and maximum 10 (ten) minutes duration and not exceeding 15MB;
Documentary or discussion programme of minimum 5 (five) minutes and maximum 10 (ten) minutes duration and not exceeding 15MB.
Features/articles of a minimum 700 (seven hundred words) and maximum 1,500 (One thousand five hundred) words published in mainstream newspapers (including online editions), magazines and reputable journals.
Adjudication and Awards
Selection of the best works will be done by an adjudication panel identified by COMESA Secretariat from Member States. The winners will be recognized during the COMESA Heads of State Summit in addition to a monetary award and a certificate.Respect for Copyrights
All works submitted must be original and in conformity with copyright requirements.Deadline
Entries submitted are those published or broadcasted between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022. All submissions should reach the COMESA Secretariat by 31 January 2023