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Launch of 2022 SADC Media Awards Competition

17 December 2021

17 December 2021

The SADC Media Awards are open to journalists from the SADC Member States. The first prize winners will receive their prizes and certificates on the margins of the 42nd SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government.

The SADC Media Awards were established in 1996 to recognise best media work in disseminating information on SADC to support the process of regional co-operation and integration in the region. The first prize winner in each category receives US$2,500 and the runner-up receives US$1000.

To promote regional integration and cooperation (cross-border issues), the awards aim to recognise excellence in journalism in the area of print, photo, television, radio as well as to encourage media practitioners in member states to cover issues pertaining to the region.

Journalists who wish to enter the competition can access more information about the competition from the and websites.

The forms and the 2022 competition rules can be found on the links below:


Competition rules:…

Entries need to be posted or delivered to MDDA or any GCIS office nationwide marked:

MDDA                                                                       GCIS Offices
SADC Media Awards Entry                 or               SADC Media Awards Entry
MDDA – 1ST Floor                                                  Government Communications
5 St Davids Place                                                    1035 Francis Baard Street
Parktown, Johannesburg                                       Hatfield, Pretoria
2193                                                                           0028     

All entries must be submitted not later than 28 February 2022.

For enquiries, please contact:

Mr. Ayanda Hollow
Cell: +27 61 488 0634

Ms. Mmemme Mogotsi
Cell: +27 72 856 4288

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