Recognizing the Best Articles on Education in Africa

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) is convinced that encouraging communication on education is an effective means of supporting the development of quality education. Through an award recognizing the best articles on education published in the African press, ADEA seeks to promote quality communication on education and to foster interest and expertise among the media that cover education in Africa.
The award recognizes the best articles on education in Africa written by African journalists and published in the African press. To date, it has been awarded only to the written press.
The ADEA Secretariat administers the competition and implements its activities with its Working Group on Communication for Education and Development (WGCOMED), whose purpose is to promote the use of communication in support of education in Africa.
The competition has the following specific objectives:

  • To encourage African journalists to write high-quality, accurate and relevant articles on education and to publish them in the African press;
  • To encourage African press groups to create education sections in their publications;
  • To foster the development of a network of African journalists specializing in education-related topics;
  • To strengthen ADEA’s ties with the African media, which are its natural partners in the effort to promote and exchange information about education in Africa.

  Who can submit articles to the competition?

The competition is open to any African journalist having written an article on African education in English, French or Portuguese, published in an African daily newspaper, weekly or other periodical. For the sixth edition of the Award, submissions must reach ADEA by 20 November 2011 . Entries must be articles published between January 1st 2010 and December 30, 2011
  How many articles will receive awards?
Each competition will give awards for two articles in English, two articles in French and two articles in Portuguese.

  What will the award be?

  • Winners of the first prize in each language category will receive the sum of €4,000. Winners of the second prize in each language category will receive €2,000.
  • Winners and their editors-in-chief will be invited to participate in a study trip aimed at furthering their professional development in the field of education journalism.

  How will articles be selected?

Articles are selected by a jury made up of senior education specialists and experienced journalists. All members of the jury will have extensive knowledge of Africa and issues in African education. The selection process will take the following criteria into consideration:

  • The relevance of the subject covered;
  • The journalist's objectivity and thoroughness in analyzing the subject;
  • The quality of the writing;
The originality of the article.

How to submit articles
Journalists wishing to enter the competition should go to the section "Submit articles".

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