12 - 12 July 2022
Virtual Ceremony @
Digital Media Africa 2022

African Digital Media Awards 2022


Submit your entries here!

The annual awards recognise publishers who have delivered unique and original digital media projects in the last 12 months. From new approaches on digital subscriptions, to impactful newsletters & innovative products to engage with your readers – these are projects that year after year inspire us all.


  • Best News Website or Mobile Service
  • Best Use of Online Video (including VR)
  • Best Data Visualization
  • Best in Audience Engagement
  • Best Reader Revenue Initiative
  • Best Newsletter – new
  • Best Trust Initiative
  • Best Use of Audio as an App, Service or Series – new
  • Best Gen Z Initiative – new
  • Best Digital Advertising Project – new


Registration Opens: March 1, 2022

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2022

Jury Deadline: June 13, 2022

Finalists Announced: July 1, 2022

Winners Announced: July 12, 2022

Winners will be announced at the virtual ceremony for Digital Media Africa 2022

Featured Winners with their diplomas + a Video Announcement!

Best in Audience Engagement 2021: Innovative Content Delivery for TikTok, Pulse, Nigeria

Olayinka Owate (pictured) is the TikTok Channel Manager for Pulse, Nigeria. She and her colleague, Kanyinsola Aroyewun, Head of Marketing & Content Growth for Pulse in Africa co-presented their winning project at the 2021 WAN-IFRA World News Media Congress on how they communicate the news to their Tik Tok Audience.

Click image below for the full recording!

Best Digital Marketing Campaign for a News Brand 2021: Project Eagle, Standard Group PLC, Kenya

(Fellow co-winner of the Best Digital Marketing Campaign for a News Brand category was: Volksblad: Converting print readers to digital, Netwerk24 (Media24), South Africa)

Best News Website or Mobile Service 2021: Legit.ng, GMEM, Nigeria

Best Project for News Literacy 2021: The Wrap, explain.co.za, South Africa: Video Announcement to share the news of their win with their readers, click image (below) to play.

Click here to read more about the 2021 African Digital Media Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our African Digital Media 2021 Award Winners & Finalists!

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Amanda Garcia

Events Coordinator, Digital Revenue Network


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