SADC Launches the 2022 Media Awards Competition

The SADC Media Awards were established in 1996 to recognise best media work in disseminating information on SADC to support the process of regional co-operation and integration in the region. The first prize winner in each category receives US$2,500 and the runner-up receives US$1000.

The SADC Media Awards are open to journalists from the SADC Member States. The first prize winners will receive their prizes and certificates on the margins of the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government.

The SADC Media Awards are open to journalists from the SADC Member States. The first prize winners receive their prizes and certificates on the margins of the annual SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government.

Rules of the Competition

a) The entries should have been published/broadcast between January and December the year preceding the awards by a registered and/or authorized media house or agency or carried on a website of a registered and/or authorized media house or agency in any of the SADC Member States;

b) The themes of the entries to be submitted for the competition must be on issues and activities promoting Regional Integration in the SADC region, i.e. infrastructure, economy, water, culture, sports, agriculture, etc.

c) All media practitioners who are SADC nationals may enter the competition, except those in institutions contracted by SADC and the SADC Secretariat staff;

d)  All works entering the competition should be in one of the SADC working languages, i.e. English, Portuguese, French and any national indigenous language of the SADC Region and should be submitted together with the transcript in one of the three SADC working languages, i.e. English, French and Portuguese. These should be published/broadcast (newspaper cutting, websites, magazines, audio CDs, USB and newsletters;

e) Entries are in the following categories; Print Journalism: comprising features/articles published in newspapers, newsletters, websites, magazines. Print Journalism submissions should have a minimum of 100 (one hundred words and a maximum of 2000 (two thousand) words.

ii) Radio Journalism: comprising broadcast material;

  • Radio Journalism broadcast material should have a minimum duration of (one) minute and a maximum of 30 (thirty) minutes. All broadcast material should be submitted on a CD or USB. The entries should be accompanied by electronic transcript in word format for translation purposes.

iii)Television Journalism: comprising televised material;

  • Broadcast material should have a minimum duration of 1 (one) minute and a maximum of forty-five (45) minutes. All broadcast material should be submitted on a CD or USB. The entries should be accompanied by electronic transcript in word format for translation purposes.

iv) Photojournalism: comprising published pictures with a caption;

  • Photographic entries should have one (1) photo, or a pictorial spread of not more than twenty (20) photos published in one issue/edition. Each entry must be accompanied by an original newspaper in which photo (s) were published.

f) All entries must be submitted to the National Adjudication Committee in the respective SADC Member States not later than end of February every year.

g) The RAC reserves the right not to award a prize in any of the categories if the entries do not satisfactorily meet the competition requirements.

Further information and entry forms are obtainable from the National Adjudication

Committees, SADC Media Coordinators (NMCs) in each Member State and SADC Website (www.sadc.int).

The list of NMCs can be found on https://www.sadc.int/media-centre/media-contacts