2021 African Women in Media (AWiM) Labour Migration Media Awards

Deadline: November 20, 2020.

African Women in Media (AWiM), in partnership with the African Union (AU), International Labour Migration (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), have launched the Labour Migration Reporting Programme.

The programme features the Labour Migration Media AWards, Labour Migration Reporting Training Programme, and research into the lived experiences of labour migration journalists in Africa. As part of our Visibility Project, AWiM is also working with Wikimedia communities in Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon and Algeria, to train women journalists on how to write on Wikipedia, and create more profiles and articles on labour migration in Africa.


They are pleased to announce the following award categories:

  1. Migrants’ Rights,
  2. Remittance and Diaspora Contributions to Development,
  3. Governance of Labour Migration,
  4. Gender-based Migration,
  5. Economic Impact of Migration,
  6. Migration and Health,
  7. Intra-African Migration,
  8. Fair recruitment, forced labour and human trafficking of migrant workers
  9. Labour Migration News Team of the Year


  1. Professional journalists are invited to submit works published/broadcasted between 01 January 2019 – 20 November 2020
  2. Participants must have the nationality of a member state of the African Union, and be at least eighteen years of age. They can live anywhere in the world
  3. Only works published/broadcast with a media organisation in a Member State of the African Union are permitted.
  4. Applicants can submit up to two entries across all categories
  5. Joint submissions are permitted provided the submissions are authored by the entrants
  6. Participants must be the author(s) of the works submitted in her/his/their name, and own copyright or have been authorized by the copyright holder(s) to submit the entry(s)
  7. Submitted works can be in any journalistic format (text, photojournalism, audio, audio-visual, data etc.)
  8. Photographic entries must be free of any name or text on the image itself, instead a clear caption, in English, must be provided on submission
  9. No entry fee is payable.
  10. Only entries submitted between 19 October 2020 – 20 November 2020 will be considered
  11. All entries must be submitted via the official contest form, and must comply with the rules and eligibility criteria set. Entries sent in other ways, and/or that do not comply with the rules and eligibility criteria, will not be accepted.
  12. Any entries that are late, illegible, fraudulent, or which bring/would be likely to bring the reputation of African Women in Media, African Union, International Labour Organisation, and/or International Organisation for Migration into disrepute will be rendered ineligible to participate in the Awards and will be disqualified.


Winners will be announced on 7 December 2020, and receive a cash prize of $500 each, and access to the five courses under the Labour Migration Reporting Training Programme on AWiMLearning.

OFFICIAL LINK: https://africanwomeninmedia.com/labour-migration-media-programme/

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