March 2, 2011

Highway Africa Awards

Criteria for the Highway Africa New Media Awards

These awards are given annually at the Highway Africa Conference to recognize and promote the creative, innovative and appropriate use of new media technology in Africa. Judges are looking for innovative applications of New Media in African journalism and the media.

Awards are given in three categories:
1) Individual/Student, 2) Non-profit and 3) Corporate.
  • Individual and Non-profit category: Recognition will be given to communications which find innovative ways to overcome the limitations of the existing African infrastructure.
  • Corporate category: Judges will be looking for creative adaptation of global technologies in an African media context.
Other broad criteria: (which apply to both categories), is the use of new media to benefit press freedom in Africa and encourage social empowerment in African communities. Ultimately the award aims to highlight innovations that result in African media benefiting from new ideas and developments in communications technology.

Deadline for the submission of entries is around August, 20 each year.

FOR ANY ENQUIRIES ON NOMINATIONS FOR AWARDS, CONTACT MOAGISI LETLHAKU ON: m.letlhaku@ru.ac.za

More information can be found at Highway Africa Awards - Innovative Use of New Media in Africa awards

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