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Africa Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards 2018

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Deadline: 5 August 2018


Launched during the World Environment Day 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya, the 4th Edition of the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards aims to incentivize and create a critical mass of journalists reporting on the area of climate change and environment.

The 2018 ACCER Awards contest theme “Changing the Narrative on Environmental Challenges in Africa: the Case of Pollution” will guide participants’ entries and awards based on how they demonstrate information delivery in the following specified categories:

  1. Print
  2. Radio
  3. Television
  4. Photojournalism
  5. Online (multi-media)


Overall Prize:

-Cash reward of US$1000

-Full Sponsorship (including return air ticket, accommodation and other living expenses) for UN Climate Change Conference on 3 – 14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland

-Fellowship to participate in high-level reporting and training throughout 2019 courtesy of ACCER Awards Partnership.


The competition is open to all journalists from Africa and from established media houses: private or public-sector media. Freelance journalists are also eligible.

Submission Format:

– Entries must be original pieces written or broadcast in English or French only.

– Entries submitted in each category MUST be from between January 2017 – June 2018. Articles published outside the indicated time-frame will not be accepted.

– Each candidate will submit only one print (in word) or audio piece (in mp3 format).

– All entries are to be submitted in the format below:

>Print word limit: Maximum 1,200 words

>Font: Arial, 12 point

>5 line spacing

>Audio pieces: Maximum (5) five minutes

>TV pieces: Maximum (5) five minutes

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Application Process