Journalism Competition on Agriculture Issues

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CTA Media Award » ACP Journalists/ Media Specialists Award

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with several national regional and international partners is organizing an international conference on extension and advisory services: Innovations in Extension and Advisory Services: Linking Knowledge to Policy and Action for Food and Livelihoods.

This competition aims to encourage journalists and media specialists to investigate the challenges and opportunities in providing extension and advisory services to farmers, showcase success stories and best practices that can be replicated and raise awareness on the important role of agriculture and rural development.

The competition is open to all media and communication professionals (either print or electronic), from established media houses, private and public sector organizations (e.g government ministries) and non-governmental organizations including farmers’ organizations who are nationals of the African, Caribbean and the Pacific Group of States.

Awards and Prizes:

  • The best journalistic piece will be selected for each of the six ACP regions (West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa, Pacific and Caribbean) using established criteria.
  • The top six finalists will be announced in September, 2011.
  • The six regional finalists will be fully supported to attend the international conference on extension services in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • They will also each receive Euro 1,000 (one thousand) cash prize. In addition, they will be required to report on the event during the conference.
  • The top three Winners will be announced during the International Conference on Extension and Advisory Services.
  • The overall Winner – 1st place, will receive an additional Euro 1000.
  • The second place winner will receive an additional Euro 500.
  • The third place winner will receive an additional Euro 300.
  • The top 3 Winners will also receive CTA trophies and book prizes.
  • The selected pieces will be published and promoted regionally, internationally and on the CTA and partners’ websites and other publications. Participants in the contest, in particular prizewinners, will have the opportunity to be involved in other CTA media related project activities.

    Application Deadline; 15 August.

    For More Information and Application, Please Visit;Journalism Competition on Agriculture Issues Website

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