Enter a fact-checking competition

| May 30, 2022

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Africa Check is now accepting applications for the African Fact-Checking Awards, which honour journalism that exposes and corrects misleading claims made by public figures and institutions.

Submissions must be original pieces of fact-checking journalism first published or broadcast between Aug. 1, 2021 and July 15, 2022 by a media house based in Africa. Entries can be in either French or English.

Print, broadcast, and online journalists are eligible to apply.

The categories for the awards include: 

  • Fact-check of the year by a working journalist, 
  • Fact-check of the year by a professional fact-checker, and 
  • Fact-check of the year by a student. 

The working journalists and fact-checkers who win will receive US $3,000, while the runners-up will be awarded US $1,500. The student journalist winner will receive US $2,000, and the runner-up US $1,000.

The deadline to apply is July 15, 2022.

For more information and to apply, go to: https://africacheck.org/what-we-do/african-fact-checking-awards