The Ghana Journalists Association (
GJA) has opened nominations for the 2018 media awards .
The statement detailed the categories for which the awards will be given for the event which is scheduled for October 20, 2018.
Read the full statement below.
23rd GJA Awards Competition
The Ghana Journalists Association (
Entries for the competition, which is open to members working in the Ghanaian media, should cover works published/broadcast from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. Awards will be given in the following categories, which may also be accessed on www.ghaghana.org:
CATEGORY ONE: (Separate Awards for Radio, Television, Print & Online)
Small-Scale Illegal Mining (Galamsey)
CATEGORY TWO: (Awards cater for Print & Electronic)
NIB Special Award for Business/Finance & Economic Reporting
Small and Micro Scale Enterprises (SMEs)
Development Journalism for furthering the SDGs
Human Rights (with focus on Child Protection)
Crime & Court Reporting
Sanitation & Hygiene
ICT & Digital Journalism (including Blogging)
Oil & Gas
HIV & AIDS
Best Cartoonist (Print & Electronic)
Best Morning Show (Radio)
Best Morning Show (Television)
Best Radio Station
Best Television Station
CATEGORY FOUR: (Media Houses Only)
Democracy & Peace-building
Best Layout & Designed Newspaper
Best Rural Radio Station
Best Radio/TV Programme – Akan
Best Radio/TV Programme – Dagbani
Best Radio/TV Programme – Ewe
Radio/TV Programme – Ga
Radio/TV Programme – Hausa
Radio/TV Programme – Nzema
CATEGORY FIVE: (Open to student journalists on internship/attachment)
Best Student Journalist
The competition is open to members working in the print (News Agency inclusive), electronic and online media in Ghana. Category Five of the Awards is open to students of journalism training institutions accredited by the National Accreditation Board, who undertook their internship/practical attachment with media institutions within the period under review.
The objective is to encourage them to pursue professional excellence even before graduating from school. Members of the National Executive and the Awards Committee are not eligible to contest. Entrants must meet the following additional requirements:
Entries should cover works published from January 1,
Entrants may submit entries for a maximum of TWO CATEGORIES, and NOT MORE THAN THREE published works should be submitted for each category
However, one work SHALL NOT be entered in MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY
Entrants should submit CLEAR ORIGINAL published work and TEN (10) photocopies of each entry.
All entries must show the date of publication/broadcast and the medium in which the work was published. News Agency stories carried by the conventional media or on the Internet shall be considered as published.
Radio and TV entrants should submit ONE AUDIO RECORDING (CD/DVD) in addition to TEN (10) AUTHENTICATED COPIES of the original broadcast script.
Photographic and cartoon entries are subjected to the same requirements as print entries.
Every entry should clearly indicate the category of competition and must bear the name, address, and telephone number of the applicant.
For all the awards under Category Four, entries will be considered alongside nominations by the public (including media practitioners).
Under Category Six – Most Promising Young Journalist and Journalist of the Year –
The deadline for the submission of entries is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018.
Entries/Nominations should be addressed to:
Ghana Journalists Association,
P.O. Box GP 4636 Accra
They may also be delivered directly to the Ghana International Press Centre, Accra.