Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting in Nigeria
The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is inviting entries from Nigerian professional journalists or a team of journalists, full-time or part-time, for the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting.
The award, which is an annual programme of WSCIJ, seeks to honour journalism works with a focus on public and or corporate corruption, human rights abuses, or failure of regulatory agencies.
This year, applicants for the Television, Radio and Online categories of the award can put in their entries through an online application process.
The other three categories requiring hard copy submission given the nature of entry processing, are the Print, Photography and Editorial cartoon.
The Award is open to any Nigerian professional reporter or team of reporters (full time or freelancing), 18-years and above, who have published stories either online, in print, or through electronic media primarily targeted at and received by a Nigerian audience.
Entry is free.
Only a maximum of two entries across all categories of the award will be allowed per entrant.
All submitted works must be in the English Language.
The reporter with the most outstanding work(s) amongst the finalists will be selected as the WSCIJ-Investigative Reporter of the year.
Entering this competition commits applicants to grant WSCIJ a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free licence to use their works for any purpose deemed appropriate for the development of the award initiative, the Centre and the Nigerian and global media.
To enhance the development of media in the country, reporters that have been winners in this competition on at least three occasions are ineligible to enter.
Employees of the WSCIJ and/or their immediate families are ineligible to participate in the competition.
WSCIJ guarantees that there is no connection between any sponsor and the judging process despite possible sponsorship of some categories of the award.
The competition shall be covered and interpreted with the laws of Nigeria.
The synopsis should be in English and a maximum of 400 words.
All submissions for print, photography and editorial cartoon categories should be in hard copy.
Submissions for radio and television categories can be made through hard copy or the online portal.
Submissions for the online category should be made through the online portal.
All radio and television submissions must have a “cue in” and “cue out” which are linked to the person making the main presentation on the media to prove that what is submitted was done in the media house it claimed to have been done at.
Proof of the date and time of publication as documented in the day’s bulletin from each of the media houses is also required for the audio and video uploaded for all radio and television submissions respectively.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via the given website.
Apply by 24th October. https://wscij.org/wole-soyinka-centre-invites-entries-investigative-reporting/