2019 Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting for Nigerian journalists

Deadline: October 24, 2019.

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) invites entries from Nigerian professional journalists or team of journalists, full-time or part-time, for the 14th edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting. The centre has introduced online application option for some categories of the award for this edition.

The award, which is an annual programme of WSCIJ, seeks to honour journalism works with focus on public and or corporate corruption, human rights abuses, or failure of regulatory agencies, published or aired between 4th October 2018 and 3rd October 2019.

 

CATEGORY

  • Print
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Photography
  • Online
  • Editorial cartoon

 

ELIGIBILITY

1. The Award is open to any Nigerian professional reporter or team of reporters (full time or freelancing).

2. 18-years and above, who have published stories either online, in print, or through electronic media primarily targeted at and received by a Nigerian audience.

3. The main criterion for eligibility is that the work (single work or single-subject serial) must involve reporting on public, and or corporate corruption, human rights violation, or on the failure of regulatory agencies.

4. The story should reflect a high quality of investigation in terms of newsworthiness, capacity to expose or prevent clandestine activities, corruption in the public domain, an understanding of human rights implications enhanced by the quality of delivery/presentation/writing.

5. Such works should have been first published or broadcast in a Nigerian media between 4 October 2018 and 3 October 2019.

 

APPLICATION

An applicant may only submit a maximum of two entries.

1. Print Entries – Newspaper and Magazine (only hard copy entry submission is available)

  • Entrants are required to send the original and a CLEAN Photocopy.

2. Broadcast Entries – Radio and Television (entry submissions through hard copy OR the online portal is available)

For hard copy submission

  • Transcripts should be written in English language.
  • Audio entries should be sent in audio CD format, with accompanying script while video entries must be on VCD, with accompanying script.
  • 2 copies of each entry is required.

For online portal submission

  • All the required fields must be completed in the portal.
  • For radio entries, applicants must upload the entry on SoundCloud (SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform that enables its users to upload and share their originally created sounds) and provide the weblink where required on the portal.
  • For television entries, applicants must upload the entry on YouTube (YouTube is a video sharing platform) and provide the weblink where required on the portal.

Photographic Entries (only hard copy entry submission is available)

  • In addition to the broad criteria, photo entries will be scored on creativity, impact and technical quality.
  • Each entry must be well captioned in English.
  • It must come with the original photo, a copy of the published work with a clean photocopy of the latter and a CD with the picture(s).

Online Entries (only entry submissions through the online portal is available)

  • Clearly indicated URL (web link) for the published work is required as printouts are unacceptable.
  • Screenshots of websites will not be accepted.

Editorial Cartooning (only hard copy entry submission is available)

  • In addition to the broad criteria, editorial cartooning will also be scored on impact, creativity and originality.
  • An original copy of the published work with clean photocopy are required.

Hard copy entries should be sent to:

The Centre Coordinator
18A, Abiodun Sobajo Street, Off Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

 

OFFICIAL LINK

 

Click here to apply

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