Campus Journalism Awards, CJA, a platform that celebrates gifted Nigerian campus writers and journalists, has opened its portal for submission of articles and nominations by interested applicants for the 2020 Campus Journalism Awards.
A statement signed by the convener of the award, Gidado Shuaib who is also the editor of the Youths Digest & News Digest, said this year’s edition will consider 30 finalists to vie for 15 categories. Mr Shuaib listed the 15 awards up for grabs at event to include;
Upcoming Writer, Entertainment Writer, Sports Writer, Reporter, Gender Equality Reporter, Broadcaster and Photo-journalist. Others are: Penclub, Author (Book), Social Media Influencer, Investigative Journalist, Features Writer, Editor, Print Magazine, and Campus Journalist of the Year.
According to the statement, entries will be closed on Monday, 10 February 2020, while the grand award ceremony will hold on Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Abuja. It added that the edition would accommodate entries from campus journalists in neighboring African countries such as Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Niger, among others.
The decision, he said, is geared towards “genuinely acknowledging and deservingly rewarding other rising journalists/writers outside Nigeria”. Mr. Shuaib added that the “Panel of Judges for the awards, like the previous edition, are seasoned and highly accomplished media practitioners, journalism scholars and celebrated writers”.
How to Apply for the 2020 Campus Journalism Awards
To apply for the 2020 Campus Journalism Awards visit the youthsdigest.com/cja2020 from 12am, on Friday, January 10, 2020 to provide the following information; Full Name, Date of Birth, Department, Institution, Membership of Association, Position, and Weblink to published works.
If you are submitting a work produced on a print newspaper, kindly scan or take a photo of such and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org alongside the other details required.