Open the knowledge journalism awards seek entries


THE Wikimedia Foundation is accepting entries for the Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards.

The competition celebrates the contributions of journalists in Africa who prioritise diversity, equity and inclusion in their reporting.

The awards recognise the essential role journalists play in creating well-researched articles that volunteer editors can use as source materials to develop content on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

Articles published between January 1, 2022 to June 23, 2023 are eligible for submission.

Categories cover topics on culture, sports, health, climate change, women, human rights, and more.

The first-place winner will receive US$2,000 and the second-place winner US$1,500.

Journalists in Africa can enter a competition and win cash prizes.

The deadline for the submission of application is June 30, 2023. Interested applicants can apply here.

Blessing Otoibhi is a Multimedia Journalist and Anchor host for the News in 60 seconds at The International Center For Investigative Reporting. You can shoot her a mail via [email protected] or connect on Twitter @B_otoibhi

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