Call For Applications For Inaugural Zimeo Media Awards


The African Leaders Forum, organizers of the Zimeo Excellence in Media Awards have fixed Monday,  August 31, 2015, as deadline for submission of entries from interested journalists.

The awards, which will be offered annually, are open to professional journalists working in Africa. According to a statement by the organisers, journalists can submit stories which have been produced and published in any medium, including print, television, radio and digital platforms.

For the stories to successfully go through screening, they must have been produced, published or broadcast in any of the following languages: English, French, Arabic or Portuguese. Categories where interested persons and  journalists may apply include, youth challenge, gender, maritime, business and finance, technology, agriculture, health, energy, natural resources, data journalism and climate change.



    Others are, millennium and sustainable development goals, MSDs, African Union agenda, blogger of the year and cartoonist of the year, media governance and corporate friends of the media industry.

    The organisers said the awards will  subsequently be held annually to coincide with the African Media Leaders Forum yearly event .

    ”The awards honor meritorious individuals and organizations that, in their writings, productions or support for media development, demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism, focus and impact,” the statement added.

    The online entry form and details of competition categories are available at

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