09 January 2023 - 27 February 2023

Digital Media Awards Africa

Recognising the best projects in the news media industry

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Guidelines and Considerations

General Process

Step 1 – Registering on our platform takes less than 2 minutes. Create a personal profile at https://wan-ifra.awardsplatform.com/ and verify your new account from the confirmation email.

Step 2 – Once you are logged in, you can proceed to register under [My Entries]

Step 3 – Once you have finalised the details, please change the status from “In process” to “Submit” to complete the process.

Please enter the project and company name as you wish for it to appear on our website if you are shortlisted. If you require a different company name for your invoice don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Step 4 – WAN-IFRA will review your entry and approve it. We will invoice you based on the number of entries you entered.

Eligibility: Who can submit an entry (entries)?

These awards are open to news media companies and publishers in the news media industry in Africa. Entries must be prepared and uploaded by the news media organisation, news media organisation representative, advertising agency, or public relations firm working on the company’s behalf.

All entries must have been published between January 2022 and December 2022.

Entries submitted in previous years cannot be presented in 2022 unless you can clearly define developments in the execution of your work and definite results have occurred since the last time it was received.

Multiple Entries

Unlimited entries can be submitted and payment must accompany each entry.


Syndicated material or campaigns not specifically prepared for your company are not eligible. WAN-IFRA reserves the right to disqualify any entry that fails to conform to the rules. Disqualified entries will not be judged. Fees for these entries will not be returned. WAN-IFRA is not responsible for materials entered in the competition. You will also be disqualified if you have not paid the entry fee.

Withdraw a submitted project

An entry may be withdrawn for any reason up on or before the submission deadline. All withdrawal requests must be emailed to elizabeth.benitez@wan-ifra.org. We will remove your project and information, however, the entry fee will not be refunded.

Confidential Information

Please do not include confidential information in your entries.

Data Protection

Participants must grant WAN-IFRA the full rights to retain and use, free of charge, any images or material from the contest for publication in books, exhibitions, websites, or for educational and promotional purposes.

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