Africa Fact-Checking Awards for African Journalists 2017
If you work for an African media house or are studying journalism at a journalism college on the continent, you can submit your report published or broadcast between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 that fact-checks an important claim made in public debate or the media.
Awards for working journalists
Best fact-checking report by a journalist in Anglophone media
Best fact-checking report by a journalist in Francophone media
Awards for students
Best fact-checking report by a student journalist published in Anglophone campus media or blog
Best fact-checking report by a student journalist published in Francophone campus media or blog
What are the judges looking for?
Entries must be true fact-checking reports that focus solely on investigating fairly the accuracy of a claim made in public debate. To know what sort of pieces win, take a look at the previous winners.
Criteria for judging entries:
The significance for wider society of the claim that was investigated
How well the claim was tested against the available evidence
How well the piece presented the evidence for and against the claim
The impact that the publication had on public debate on the topic
What are the prizes?
To honour this year’s awards winners and runners-up, we are offering the following prizes:
$2,000 each for the winner of the best fact-checking report by a journalist
$1,000 each for the two runners-up in Anglophone and Francophone media
$500 each for winner of the best report by a student journalist in Anglophone and Francophone media
How to enter
Entries are now open and can be submitted below until midnight GMT on 31 August 2017. For more details please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org