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Journalist in Southern Africa encouraged to enter the 2019 SADC Media Awards

Journalist in Southern Africa encouraged to enter the 2019 SADC Media Awards

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards for 2019 are now open and applications forms are available. All entries must be submitted to the National Adjudication Committee no later than 28 February 2019.

The organising committee said in a statement that the themes of the entries to be submitted for the competition must be on issues and activities promoting regional integration in the SADC region and that all works entered should be in one of the SADC working languages.

“Entries are invited from the categories of print journalism, radio journalism, television journalism and photojournalism and all submissions must be made strictly on the SADC Media Award Entry Form and all entries should have been published or broadcast between January and December of 2018,” the committee stipulated.

The committee announced that the first prize winners will be announced and receive their prizes during the 39th SADC Summit of Heads of States and Government and the Awards will include Print, Radio, Television and Photo Journalism, with each category winner receiving a first prize of US$2500. “The runners-up in each category will receive a prize of US$1000 and will receive the prize money and certificates in their respective countries through their National Contact Point,” they added.

Further information and entry forms are obtainable from the National Adjudication Committees, SADC Media Coordinators (NMCs) in each Member State and on the SADC Website

Namibian entries can be submitted to the SADC National Media Coordinators at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Media Liaison Services, BPI House, M-Floor Independence Avenue, Windhoek.

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Donald Matthys

Donald Matthys has been part of the media fraternity since 2015. He has been working at the Namibia Economist for the past three years mainly covering business, tourism and agriculture. Donald occasionally refers to himself as a theatre maker and has staged two theatre plays so far. Follow him on twitter at @zuleitmatthys