Important dates and deadlines for your calendar.

25 May 2021

Deadline to registrations, upload projects and receive payments

7 June 2021

Jury evaluation process

15 July 2021

Finalists will be announced

22 July 2021

Winners will be announced

To be announced

The winners will be part of the World Digital Media Awards competition.

Who may participate?

The competition is open to all news publishers in AFRICA. All entries must have been published between January 2020 and December 2020. 

How can you submit your projects? 

1. Registration: Enroll in our platform in less than two minutes. Consider that you will receive an email to confirm your account.

2. Submission of entries: Following the completion of your registration online, a personal link to upload nominated materials will be sent to entrant's email within three working days.

-Please enter the project and company name as you wish for it to appear on our website if you are shortlisted. If you require a different company name for your invoice please contact us.

-You can edit your entry after submitting until the 25th of May, 2021. 

-Unlimited entries can be submitted, and payment must accompany each entry.

-Please consider that submissions are strictly online based. CD/ DVD will not be accepted.

3. Payment:  A fee of EUR 50 per submitted entry applies. Payment can be made only by credit card. We will send you an invoice together with an authorization form and an online payment link. Bank Transfer would only be accepted within three working days and on a case-by-case basis.

Other considerations

Syndicated material or campaigns that are not specially prepared for your company are not eligible. WAN-IFRA reserves the right to disqualify any entry that fails to conform to the rules. Disqualified entries will not be judged. Fees for these entries will not be returned. WAN-IFRA is not responsible for materials entered in the competition. You will also be disqualified if you have not paid the entry fee.

Confidential Information
Please do not include confidential information in your entries.

Data Protection

Participants must grant WAN-IFRA the full rights to retain and use, free-of-charge, any images or material from the contest for publication in books, exhibitions, websites, or for educational and promotional purposes.

We try to make our guidelines easy and comprehensive, but if you have questions we are happy to hear from you.

We will be happy to answer any questions

Nicole Frankenhauser
General Enquiries and registration

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