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Call for entries: APO Media awards

The African Press Organization is inviting submissions for its 2014 APO Media Award.

The awards celebrate brilliant and inspiring stories about Africa. Submissions may focus on a single topic or cover a variety of subjects, including, but not limited to, business, economy, technology, agriculture, health, energy, gender, not-for-profit issues, diplomacy and the environment.

African journalists and bloggers are eligible for the Award, whether directly employed or working freelance in Africa. Submissions can include stories broadcast or published in English, French, Portuguese or Arabic as a print publication, television feature, radio story, website or blog whose primary audience is based in Africa.

Stories must have been broadcast or published between January and August 2014.

Stories will be judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact.

All stories must be submitted in electronic format. TV material must first be uploaded to YouTube, and radio material to SoundCloud. If you are not a member of these sites, you will need to sign up in order to upload the video or radio material. Once you have obtained the link, you must enter it in the online entry form at: http://www.apo-opa.com/apo_media_award.php?L=E [1].

Interested journalists can follow APO on Twitter: (http://twitter.com/apo_source [2]) and use their hashtag #APOMediaAward [3] for more information.

The first-place winner will be presented with $500 US per month for one year, a laptop, a ticket for an intercontinental flight to a destination of his or her choice, and one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide.