By – SAnews.gov.za
South African media have been invited to submit their entries for the 2018 SADC Media Awards competition as the 27 February closing date looms.
“To promote regional integration and cooperation (cross-border issues), the awards aim to recognise excellence in journalism in the area 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.
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 formal structures of SADC governments, civil society, academia, labour and the media.
Journalists who wish to enter the competition can access more information about the competition, including competition rules, from the link below:
Entries need to be posted or delivered to MDDA or GCIS offices nationwide marked:
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