Reminder: Apply for the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

| October 17, 2022

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This award recognizes excellent radio programs that serve women listeners. Winning radio programs explore and advance gender equality—for example, by sharing women’s experiences and opinions, addressing topics that are important to women, or underlining the role of men in gender equality.

The award is given to the station team who make this program happen, including the manager(s), producer(s), host(s), presenter(s), reporter(s), technician(s), and others.

Winning programs can deal with any subject! In other words, the program does not need to focus exclusively on gender equality. For example, you can apply with a program about health, education, agriculture, or a combination of topics. What’s important is that your program, no matter the topic, serves women!

In recognition of their excellent work, the winning broadcast team will receive a certificate and a $1,000 CAD prize. 

Any Farm Radio International broadcasting partner in sub-Saharan Africa can apply for the Liz Hughes Award! To apply, broadcasters or station managers must submit ALL of the following items via email to on behalf of their program team:

  1. The application form below, completed with detailed answers. 
  2. A recording of your program. (Please submit an episode aired in 2022.)
  3. A full transcription of the recorded episode in either English, French, Portuguese, Amharic, or Swahili. The transcription (a written version of your episode, including every word spoken by the host(s) and each guest) ensures that the judges can understand the content and quality of your work.
  4. A typical program lineup / runsheet in Word or PDF format.

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 past winners:

2019: Voice of Kigezi’s B’Omugaiga program 

2020: Uganda Community Green Radio’s Nyinabwenge program

2021: Radio Communautaire Salama’s Ujeuri Dhidi Ya Wanawake program

2022: Radio Média + CI Bouaké’s Leadership au feminin program

This award is named after Liz Hughes, a former member of the Farm Radio International board of directors.