Michael Elliott Competition for Journalists Working in Africa to Win a Prize of $ 5,000

Deadline : 15 Dec 2019

Study level: Undergraduate

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Michael Elliott Competition for Journalists Working in Africa to Win a Prize of $ 5,000

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in cooperation with ONE and the Elliott family, invites journalists working in Africa to apply for the 2020 Michael Elliott Competition. This prestigious award will honor an up-and-coming journalist in Africa who tells important stories through quality reporting.

The Award was established in honor of Michael Elliott, former director of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and former editor of Economist, Newsweek and Time, Elliott is now CEO of ONE. During his life, he spoke of his dream to establish an award that would bring together his belief in great journalism with his commitment to progress in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The contest is open to up-and-coming, English-speaking journalists working in Africa for print, broadcast and online news media.
  • Applicants must have no more than 10 years of journalism experience.
  • Applicants must submit one published story that reflects top-notch storytelling about important issues.
  • The submission can be a feature story; an in-depth, investigative or explanatory piece; or a multimedia report or documentary. 
  • The submitted story must have been published between December 1, 2018, and December 1, 2019.
  • The published story or broadcast must be submitted in English. Works in other languages must include English translations.


  • $5,000 cash prize.
  • Special study tour organized by ICFJ, the winner will visit U.S. newsrooms and meet with journalism and subject matter experts to learn new skills and share knowledge.
  • Two-week internship at The Economist in London, United Kingdom.


The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is at the forefront of the news revolution. ICFJ programs empower journalists and engage citizens with new technologies and best practices. ICFJ’s networks of reporters and media entrepreneurs are transforming the field. We believe that better journalism leads to better lives. 

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