Reminder: Apply for the George Atkins Communications Award!

| October 17, 2022

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This award recognizes individual radio broadcasters for their outstanding commitment and contribution to food security and poverty reduction in low-income countries.

It is presented each year to broadcasters who demonstrate overall excellence in responding to small-scale farmers’ needs, as well as a strong partnership with Farm Radio International.

The broadcasters who win the George Atkins Communications Award receive a certificate and a prize of $500 CA.

To be eligible for the award: 

  1. You must work at a radio station that has been a Farm Radio International broadcasting partner for a minimum of one year.
  2. You must have at least three years of experience as a radio broadcaster. This includes time spent volunteering as a broadcaster. 

If you’re not sure of your eligibility, please contact

To apply for the award, complete and email an application form to one of the addresses below, along with a photo of yourself working as a broadcaster, and a recording of an episode of your program. 

  • Burkina Faso:  
  • Côte d’Ivoire: 
  • Ethiopia: 
  • Ghana:  
  • Mali:  
  • Nigeria:
  • Tanzania:  
  • Uganda:

If you do not live in any of these countries, please send your application form to:

Download the application form here in English, French, Amharic, Hausa, Swahili, and Portuguese. Applications will be accepted in any of these languages. The deadline to apply is November 4, 2022. 

Meet the 2022 winners: Patricia Kasoki, Rosemonde Bakieno, and Solomon Ayele.

This award is named after George Atkins, the Founding Director of Farm Radio International.