Deadline: 13th Oct, 2017.
ABOUT THE AWARD
· journalism / magazine reporting
· scholarly articles in academic journals and book chapters / extracts
· social media / blog writings and contributions (Which deal with the topics of gender, sexuality and/or human rights.)
Submissions must be in English and from Africa.
The winner is awarded R 25,000 and publication by Jacana Media and its publishing partners.
The project is funded by The Other Foundation, and administered by the Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF).
The subject matter of the work must relate to gender, human rights and/or sexuality in Africa.
Works which fall within one of the following categories are accepted:
• photography / photographic essays
• journalism / magazine reporting
• scholarly articles in academic journals and book chapters / extracts
• social media / blog writings and contributions
• Entries must have been created by a citizen of an African country, who lives and works on the continent. Written submissions must be in English.
• Up to three entries are permitted per author, across categories. Each entry must be submitted on a separate electronic entry form.
• Please number your pages, use a font size of 12, Times New Roman and 1.5 spacing (avoid unnecessary formatting, such as borders).
• Materials must not exceed 15 000 words or 10 images.
• We are looking for work which tells a story or illustrates an idea. If one photograph achieves this, then we welcome the submission of that single image. It is, however,
more likely to be accomplished through a collection of photographs or a photographic essay.
• We accept unpublished as well as previously published works.
• No handwritten or hard copy entries can be considered. Submissions must be made via the online portal.
• Entries must include a short biography (100 words maximum) and contact details. These should not be included on the work being submitted, as the award is judged blind
and the author remains anonymous until the shortlist has been selected.