The applications for the lsu Elihle Awards close at midnight on the 30 th of April 2021. Journalists are encouraged to submit their story ideas before or on the deadline indicated above.

These ideas will go through an adjudication process, undertaken by a distinguished panel of judges. Following the adjudication process, the top six finalists will be announced in June online and across our social media platforms. Each finalist will receive financial support of R10 000.The final stories will be ranked once they have been published or broadcast, and the final cash prizes will be awarded: ZAR 25 000 (Overall Winner); ZAR 15 000 (2nd place); ZAR 10 000 (Third Place). The media can play an important role in protecting and promoting children’s rights and, in many instances, in exposing their abuses and triumphs. This is informed by the belief that children are not a homogenous group and deserve protection of their rights in all stages of their lives from early childhood development right up until they are legally considered to be adults.

The Isu Elihle Awards therefore aim to encourage alternative thinking around reporting on children, and to contribute to an environment that enables journalists to expose and highlight issues affecting children in the country and the continent.

Kathryn Cleary 2020 winner said that children are the future, but more importantly, they are the now, and that needs to be reflected in journalism.

For more details, terms and conditions as well as the Application Form visit the Isu Elihle Award’s website

For enquiries please contact:
Girlie Sibanda