Final deadline extension for Farm Radio Awards

| October 10, 2021

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Farm Radio International celebrates excellence within its radio network with two awards: The George Atkins Communications Award and the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio.

The deadline to apply for both awards has been extended until October 18, 2021. 

The George Atkins Communications Award

The George Atkins Communications Award was established in 1991 to recognize rural radio broadcasters for their outstanding commitment and contribution to food security and poverty reduction in low-income countries. 

Broadcasters who win the George Atkins Communications Award receive a certificate and a prize of $500 CAD. The deadline to apply is now October 18, 2021. 

To be eligible for the award, an individual must:

  • Have a minimum of three years radio broadcasting experience.
  • Work at an organization that has been a broadcasting partner of Farm Radio International for a minimum of one year.

If you’re not sure of your station’s eligibility, please contact radio@farmradio.org. 

Download the application form in EnglishFrenchPortugueseAmharic, and Swahili. Applications will be accepted in English, French, Amharic, Swahili, and Hausa.

The Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

This award recognizes radio stations and radio producers who are dedicated to serving women listeners. Their radio programs address and advance gender equality. They may share the experiences and opinions of women, or address issues of concern to women. 

The winning broadcast team will receive a certificate and a $1,000 CAD prize in recognition of their excellent work. The deadline to apply is now October 18, 2021.

Any radio station in sub-Saharan Africa may apply for this award. This award is for a radio station / program team, and broadcasters / station managers should submit on behalf of the team. Stations may submit more than one application if applying on behalf of different programs. 

Applicants are asked to submit a recording of their program with their application so that we can hear the quality. Please select an episode that was broadcast in 2021.

Note: “Program” refers to the program as a whole, and “episode” refers to individual (weekly or daily) broadcasts of the program. Please do not submit applications for multiple episodes. Use your best episode as the example in the application, but only one episode of a program will be accepted. 

Past winners are invited to be part of the judging panel for this award and so are not eligible to apply for five years after winning the award. 

Download the application form in EnglishFrenchPortugueseAmharic, and Swahili. Applications will be accepted in English, French, Amharic, Swahili, and Hausa.

We understand that programs are broadcast in many local languages. The episode recording may be in the language of broadcast. Please provide a summary of the episode in either English or French. 

Submit your application form, program lineup, and recorded episode to radio@farmradio.org with the subject line: Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio