THE MOHAMED AMIN AFRICA MEDIA AWARDS – CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Mohamed Amin Africa Media Awards – Celebrating Excellence

AFRICA24 MEDIA, the Pan African, international quality, multi-platform content provider, joins MoSound, East Africa’s premiere events company, to debut our new awards program that will honor the best quality, most innovative content, and rising platforms that are changing the face of Africa.

May 20-22 in Nairobi, Kenya we are inviting the continent’s media to learn at 6 daily workshops; discuss, at 3 daily symposiums; and win at our gala dinner. Today we start accepting nominations from both content makers, and their fans, on our awards website, www.mohamedaminama.com.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

BEST NEWSCAST

BEST SPORTS CONTENT

BEST USE OF VISUAL CONTENT IN SOCIAL MEDIA

BEST MAGAZINE PROGRAM

BEST CSR INITIATIVE PRESENTATION

BEST MOBILE PHONE CONTENT FEATURING AFRICAN IMAGES MOST INNOVATIVE PROGRAM

BEST DOCUMENTARY

STUDENT AWARD: I AM AFRICA

MAAMA’S BEHIND THE SCENES AWARD

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD (VOTED AMONG ALL CATEGORIES)

Detailed descriptions and criteria for each award are available on the website. Workshops will feature expert instruction from international media professionals on Sports Event Coverage; News Writing; Effective Use of Social Media; Camerawork Innovation; Line Producing Newscasts; and Presenting on Talk Shows. Symposiums will line up prominent featured speakers to discuss Television Production Standards; Reporting on Crises/Disasters/Political Conflict in Africa; Media Freedom/Responsibility.

All categories are open to content in any language spoken in Africa, and encouraged from media organizations LARGE and small. Awards will include paid contracts to produce content for current and future AFRICA24 MEDIA productions.

A panel of respected judges will be announced in March, as well as our exciting venues and daily excursions to see some of the top tourists spots in Nairobi.

Enter your productions or those you admire today, and you could wind up a finalist, with an all expense paid trip to Nairobi to participate in the 3-day event and be honored at the gala dinner.

The event has been officially announced from Chester House in Nairobi, where the renowned photographer and video journalist Mohamed Amin kept his office until his death in a plane crash in 1996. The Camerapix/ AFRICA24 MEDIA founder was passionate about quality television and trained many young Africans who found venerable careers in media here. His reports of the mid-80’s Ethiopian famine led to relief efforts that saved millions. His coverage of the rise and fall of Idi Amin, the assassination of Tom Mboya, the Soviet training base in Zanzibar and the coronation of Bokassa as Emperor of the Central African Republic, go down in journalistic lore. But he also favored Africa with dozens of coffee table books, beautiful travelogues and annual coverage of the East African Safari rally.

If my Dad was alive today, his son Salim says, “he would surely embrace every form of media, to reach people, to tell new stories, and to drive his business.”

He would also be proud that an event named after him would provide training and important dialogue about his profession. And he would be impressed that AFRICA24 MEDIA is offering prizes that include contracts to produce content for his company.

Africa’s current generation of TV professionals, as well as those about to launch their careers, can be proud to participate in categories honoring innovative programs, social media and, of course, the student award!

A video press release is also available at www.mohamedaminama.com

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