AWARD – FARA Media Contest Draws Dozens of Entries

African journalists from nine countries (Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe) submitted stories for the AWARD-FARA Media Competition that closed on June 7.According to Karen Homer, AWARD Communications Manager “we received an impressive selection of articles from 29 hard-working journalists, who are obviously keen to win this contest; their writing demonstrates fresh perspectives and insights about women in agricultural science.”Sixteen men and 13 women reporters entered the competition, interviewing a total of more than 50 AWARD Fellows and Mentors on the competition theme, “The Role of Women in Agricultural Science.”The top writer in each of the print and audio categories will win an all-expense paid trip to participate in the 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week from July 15-20 in Accra, Ghana. The winners will be informed on June 17, and will publically announced during the award ceremony on 20 July at the Science Week.Contest judges include Violet Otindo, an award-winning Kenyan television producer and reporter; Ann Dela Apekey, FARA’s Gender Equality Specialist, and Karen Homer, Communication Manager at AWARD, a communications practitioner with 20 years of work experience in Africa.The competition was organized on behalf of AWARD and FARA by WRENmedia, publishers of the New Agriculturist, a unique and highly trusted resource which keeps online readers—scientists, development professionals, policymakers, lecturers, students and the media—abreast of trends, results and innovation in agricultural development, particularly in Africa but also in Asia and Latin America.

published: 2013-06-12 | tagged: homepage