Members of the South African media are invited to submit their entries for the 2021 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition.
“To promote regional integration and cooperation, the awards aim to recognise excellence in journalism in the areas of print, photo, television, radio, as well as to encourage media practitioners in member States to cover issues pertaining to the region,” the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said on Wednesday.
The awards were established following a decision by the Council of Ministers in 1996 to establish a sector that deals with matters relating to, amongst others, information, culture and sport.
These awards serve as part of ensuring a link, coordination and synchronisation between the formal structures of SADC governments, civil society, academia, labour and the media.
The forms and the 2021 competition rules can be found on the links below:
Competition rules: https://www.gcis.gov.za/sites/default/files/SADC%202021%20Rules%20of%20C…
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
All entries must be submitted not later than 28 February 2021.