All hail Anzisha Prize! The award that drives the entrepreneurial spirit in young African entrepreneurs. For five years now, the Anzisha Prize team has celebrated young African entrepreneurs across the continent. This time around, a new category has been introduced to honour young media professionals devoted to telling the stories of Africa’s youth entrepreneurs.
This new dimension called “The Anzisha Media Prize” was created to recognise contributions from young media professionals who are using their platforms as an outlet for carrying the stories of these entrepreneurs.
“Anzisha honours efforts in sectors that unite with African’s goal of job creation,” explains Anzisha Prize Senior Programs Manager, Grace Kalisha. “By announcing the Media Prize, we are now challenging media professionals to turn the spotlight on the leaps taken by young changemakers across all African regions.”
Young Media Professionals are invited to submit their portfolio of published work on African youth entrepreneurship for consideration. The writing needs to have been published in either print, broadcast or digital media. The Prize will award media articles, broadcasts or blogs that are prominent for their attention to youth entrepreneurship and quality of content. The winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to an African city of their choice, where they will cover a story on the successes of youth entrepreneurship. The top three finalists will win an all-expenses paid trip to the Anzisha Prize Award Ceremony, held in South Africa in October 2016.
The winner will also become an Anzisha Partner, with Anzisha committing to reshare and reblog their content. Winners will be offered a chance to be a part of the Entrepreneurial Leadership curriculum offered to the young Anzisha entrepreneurs for 2016 as well as the opportunity to host a seminar during the Anzisha Week Entrepreneurial Leadership Training.
All applicants should ensure eligibility and submit a representative portfolio of their body of work in line with these criteria:
- Submitted portfolio of work should be within chosen popular media, which includes print and online publications as well as radio and television broadcasts
- Submitted portfolio of work must be within the youth entrepreneurship theme
- Applicants should have a strong track record of work within chosen media in reporting on youth entrepreneurship
- Applicants should have access to a platform where their work has been/is published or broadcasted
- Applicants should be nationals of an African country and work on the African continent
- Applicants should be within the ages 15- 30
All submissions will be judged according to the following criteria:
- Content should be relevant to and build awareness of youth entrepreneurship
- Applicants should be professionals with wide and far reach in the number of people who have access to their work
- Applicants should have a strong personal/ individual social media following as a professional, where the
- Anzisha Prize and youth entrepreneurship is mentioned
Apply Here: Anzisha Media Prize Application
Deadline: August 30 2016