Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Countdown to close of entries: SABC - Telkom - Highway Africa New Media Awards 2011

With only two more weeks left before the close of applications for the SABC-Telkom-Highway Africa
New Media Awards 2011, the countdown has begun to the event that celebrates Africa's new media
The 11th SABC-Telkom-Highway Africa Conference will for the first time be experienced outside of
Grahamstown, at the Cape Town International Conference Centre.
"Highway Africa recognizes and celebrates the role that African journalists continue to play in telling
the story of the continent in all its complexity. It is a story of hope and despair, of war and peace, of
building and destroying. The women and men who dedicate their lives to bring that story, deserve to
be celebrated. At the Highway Africa Conference we do exactly that," said Chris Kabwato, Highway
Africa Director.
Criteria for the SABC-Telkom-Highway Africa New Media Awards 2011
Judges are looking for innovative applications of new media in African journalism and the media.
Awards are given in three categories: 1) Individual; 2) Non-profit; and 3) Corporate.
Individual and Non-profit category: Recognition will be given to persons or organisations who 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 criterion is the use of new media to benefit press freedom in Africa and
encourage social empowerment in African communities.
Winners of these awards will receive a coveted trophy, and prizes at the prestigious gala event
sponsored by Telkom, on Sunday 18 September, in Cape Town, during the 15th Highway Africa
Enter or submit a nomination by downloading an application form, from
Email completed form to Applications close Friday 5 August 2011,
16.30 South Africa time.
For more information please contact Bronwyn Jacobs ( ); +2746 603 7186.

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