Friday, April 29, 2011

Penplusbytes 10th Anniversary Pan African New Media Essay Competition

Penplusbytes 10th Anniversary Pan African New Media Essay Competition

Languages – French and English

Deadline: 15th July 2011

Penplusbytes in association with Highway Africa
announces first Pan African New media essay completion. The competition aims at increasing journalism students' knowledge and understanding of the importance of new media in our changing world.


In a quest to define Africa's sustainable future in ten years time (2021), through critical thought in the media. Discuss what role will new media play in the social, political and economical transformation of the African continent? And how can we get there?

Who is eligible?
Student enrolled in public and private journalism, mass communications and media schools at the under graduate level on the Africa continent still in school by September 2011.  Students must submit original essay and have a sponsoring lecturer preferably head of department signed entry form.

The essay should be 800-1000 words typed and must be double spaced. Each entry must be accompanied by an entry form downloaded at

Send all entries (essay and forms) via email to


The winners of this pan Africa Award will receive very attractive prizes.

1st Place:  Fully paid participation in Highway Africa Future Journalists Programme workshops in Cape Town South Africa, September 2011 plus $300 (Three Hundred US dollars)  spending money.

2nd Place: iPad 2  

3rd Place: Net book laptop

4th place – Small format video recorder


5th to 10th Places– certificate of commendation

Dates to remember:


Entry Deadline: 15th July 2011                                                                       Notification of Awards:  15th August 2011

Visit  to download an entry form

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