The APO Media Awards close for entries on 1 September 2014 for stories about Africa that were broadcast or published between January and August 2014.
The first prize is $6,000, one laptop, one intercontinental flight ticket to a destination of your choice and one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide. The second-place winner will be awarded $300 a month for one year and the third-place winner will receive $200 a month for one year.
The subject matter may comprise a single topic or a variety of subjects, including - but not limited to - business, economy, technology, agriculture, health, energy, gender, logistics, tourism, motoring, aviation, not-for-profit issues, diplomacy, environment, mining, entertainment and more.
The award is open to African journalists and bloggers working in Africa, whether directly employed or freelancers, who have produced a story that has been broadcast or published in English, French, Portuguese or Arabic in the form of a printed publication, a television feature, a radio story, a website or a blog whose primary audience is based in Africa.
The finalists will be announced on 15 September and the winners on 29 September 2014.
Stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact. All stories must be submitted in electronic format. For more, go to www.apo-opa.com