The African Story Challenge

Key Dates

Cycle 1: Agriculture and Food Security

26th May 2013: Competition opens for entries

30th June 2013: Competition closes to entries

8th July 2013: The  20 short-listed candidates will be informed 

4th – 8th August 2013: Intensive training boot camp

12th August – 19th September 2013: Field production and post-production. All 20 shortlisted candidates will be given reporting grants following the boot camp and will have six weeks to produce and publish their stories 

29th September 2013: Stories must be published or broadcast in your chosen media and a copy submitted for judging. 

3rd – 17th October 2013: External judging process

18th October 2013: Three runners up will be informed

8th November 2013: Announcement of winner at African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Cycle 2: Diseases: Prevention and Treatment

2nd September 2013:  Competition opens for entries

24th November 2013: Competition closes for entries

3rd  December  2013: 20 shortlisted candidates to be informed

19th – 24th January 2014: Intensive training boot camp

27th January – 7th March 2014: Field production and post-production. All 20 shortlisted candidates will be given reporting grants following the boot camp and will have six weeks to produce and Publish their stories

9th March 2014: Submission of stories for judging

17th March 2014 – 30th March 2014: External judging process

April 2014: Announcement of winners. 

Cycle 3: Business and Technology

Applications are from 3rd March-16th May 2014