Apply for the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

    | January 23, 2023

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    The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling recognizes up-and-coming journalists who are telling important stories through quality reporting. This award is presented by ONE, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), and the Elliott family.

    Michael Elliott was the CEO of ONE, an international NGO, from 2011 to 2016. Before that, he was a distinguished journalist and editor at The Economist, Newsweek, and Time.

    The winners of the award will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a personalized crystal award. They will also have an opportunity to spend up to two weeks at The Economist headquarters in London, or to complete a tailored study tour of US newsrooms.

    Applications will only be accepted from English-speaking journalists working in Africa in print, broadcast, or online news media. Applicants must have no more than 10 years’ experience.

    Applicants must submit one published piece that exemplifies Africa through thoughtful reporting and excellent storytelling. The judges are looking for impactful investigative or explanatory pieces, especially those illuminating transformational change in Africa.

    A copy of the published story or broadcast clip must be submitted in English. Works in other languages must include English translations. Submissions can be made by print, broadcast, or digital journalists. Multimedia submissions may include web, audio, video, visual, or mixed media.

    The submitted story must be published between December 1, 2021, and December 1, 2022.

    The deadline to apply is Jan. 31 2023.To learn more, and to apply, go to: