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Call for Entries: 2013 Media Council of Kenya Journalism Excellence Awards

Deadline: 15 March 2013

The Media Council of Kenya is a statutory body established in October 2007 by the Media Act CAP 411B as the only institution that regulates media and ensures proper conduct and discipline amongst journalists.

The Council runs the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards [AJEA] in May each year targeted to coincide with the World Press Freedom Day celebrations. The main objectives of the award are: to recognise and award excellence in journalism, encourage professionalism in the practice of journalism as provided for by
the Code of Conduct for the Practice of Journalism in Kenya and to encourage Development Journalism in Kenya in respect to Vision 2030.

The Council is calling on Kenya journalists (definition of journalist will be as per the Media Act 2007 (CAP 411B)) to submit work published or broadcast in the local media within last year, including up to 15th March 2013.

RULES OF ENTRY:

  • There is no entry fee.
  • An applicant must be a Kenyan Journalist (definition of journalist will be as per the Media Act 2007).
  • Entries must have been published/broadcast within the past calendar year. This being from March 2012 to 15th March, 2013.
  • Age limit: Only applicable to the Young Journalist of the Year Award. Must be 25 years as of March 2013.
  • Entrants must attach a one page professional, academic background and biography to their entries.
  • Print entries: Stories submitted MUST be original copies of the stories (in PDF or on CD).
  • Photographs: Entries MUST be cuttings of the original.
  • Cartoon: Entries MUST be cuttings of the original.
  • All print entries must include date of publication.
Applicants are requested to drop their applications at the Media Council of Kenya.Please note that e-mail applications will not be accepted. Only journalists accredited by the Media Council of Kenya are eligible to submit entries for the awards.
Download: categories and complete guidelines, entry form, accreditation

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For queries: awards@mediacouncil.or.ke

For submissions: Media Council of Kenya, Ground Floor, British American Insurance Centre, Mara/Ragati Road Junction, Upper Hill

Website: http://mediacouncil.or.ke

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