POSTER STORY TELLING
In line with its mandate to tell under reported stories, Sisterspeak237 has instituted the National Storytelling Award. The event will be an annual feature that will celebrate excellence in journalistic works by recognizing meaningful contributions made by individual journalists.
Sisterspeak237 hopes that the Annual Journalism Award will reignite the passion for journalism, encourage journalists to pursue stories that are not often told in mainstream media, and most importantly, contribute to uplifting of professional and ethical standards of journalism in Cameroon.
The sustainability of media in Cameroon has remained a nagging issue for several years now. This Journalism Award is therefore for those dedicated journalists who work day in and out, chasing stories and deadlines – to inform and educate, to bring out the plight of the poor and the marginalized in the national mainstream, to keep watch over the powerful and the influential, and to deepen democratic culture, among many other.
Sisterspeak237 hopes that the annual journalism award will go a long way in inspiring young journalists to reach even higher. We hope the award will rekindle the latent passion in many of us and revive our commitment to journalism. We hope it will encourage us to go the extra mile while reporting stories.
Terms and conditions
Entry into the Sisterspeak237 National Storytelling Contest 2016 is subject to acceptance of these terms and conditions.
– The competition is open to student journalists in Cameroon. People who are staff reporters at any national or international media house cannot enter the 2016 edition.
–  Entrants should submit a story that highlights one of the following

  1. Women’s issues in their community
  2. Social inclusion with focus on persons with disability
  3. Innovations in agriculture

– All entries must be received by midday on the 25th of April 2016. Any entries received after this closing date will not be accepted. Sisterspeak237 reserves the right to change the closing date where the entries are of insufficient quality. Sisterspeak237 shall not be responsible for the return of entries.
– Entries must include full name, home address, email, mobile and/ or home phone number.
–  Entrants must include a photocopy of their school identity or attestation from an authority from their school to prove they are currently enrolled in the school.
– Entries should not have been previously published and should be the sole original work of the entrant. Any evidence of plagiarism will result in the entrant being removed from the competition.
–  Incomplete entries, entries on behalf of another person and joint entries will not be accepted. Only one entry per person can be accepted.
Prizes
The awards will be in the form of a trophy, a citation, and gadgets/cash. Winning entries will be published and promoted in partner media houses. Each category will have three prizes. All first prizes must be equivalent to 50.000 FRS; second prizes 30.000 FRS and 3rd prizes 20.000 FRS
Sisterspeak237 Prestigious Journalism Award. This category is to honor a senior female journalist whose works has greatly contributed to public understanding of women’s issues, social inclusion or agriculture
Submission formats
For Print entries: Write a feature in English, of no fewer than 650 words and no more than 1000 words on their chosen topic.
For audio visual entries: Submit news items or radio features, maximum five minutes. Features should have at least 2 interviews.
For Photojournalism entries: Submit 5-10 well captioned pictures on chosen subject.

Promotional usage of entries

  • The work of short-listed or winning student journalists may be used in promotional activities by Sisterspeak237 and the contest sponsors within the context of this award. By entering this award competition, student journalists agree to such activities.
    –  In applying for the award, the applicant agrees to have their submitted piece possibly used in a collection of applicants’ works, and as such made public.
    If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, please email info@sisterspeak237 or commyngabir@gmail.com
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7 Comments

Tchassa Kamga April 3, 2016 at 10:45 am

Great! I would love to participate. However, I am not enrolled in any University and I don’t work for any media organ. Can I compete?

    Mussa April 3, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Dear Kamga,
    Thanks for your feedback.This 2016 edition is a special student journalist edition .Only student journalists can submit entries.
    Thanks.

Nsoseka Andrew Acramu N April 10, 2016 at 2:04 pm

Thanks for coming up with this student journalist competition. Please my worry is that, i am a student journalist but i also voluntee for a news paper at he same time attending my classes , will stop my chances from competing?. And also for the Photo-journalism section, will the pictures be strictly on the three mentioned categories or can it be on any general subject?

Nsoseka Andrew Acramu N April 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Thanks for coming up with this student journalist competition. Please my worry is that, i am a student journalist but i also volunteer for a news paper at he same time attending my classes , will stop my chances from competing?. And also for the Photo-journalism section, will the pictures be strictly on the three mentioned categories or can it be on any general subject?

    Mussa April 10, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Dear Andrew,
    Thanks for your your interest in the contest.Yes, you can submit entries since you are a volunteer and not regular staff of the organisation.
    The photo essay must be relevant to one of the three mentioned categories.

Demond Fonate April 15, 2016 at 4:57 pm

i love this contest, am a playwright and poet, but not a journalist though i love to participate in contest like this. can i still go on and apply?

    Mussa April 16, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Hi Desmond, Thanks for your interest in the contest.This edition is tagged “student journalist” edition.Student journalists are eligible.
    Thanks

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