The winners of the 2012 Africa Awards
will be announced in October 2012, in Accra, Ghana.
about the young winners of the Anzisha Prize
for young African entrepreneurs between the ages of 16 to 22.
Crowdsourced Journalism Awards
for Africa deadline has passed, but it will be interesting to see the outcome of the big picture journalism contest that had a prize grant a 15,000 Euros to be shared by three winners. The project is backed by Internews Europe and funded by the International Press Institute and – ..the goal is to strengthen African journalists’ capacities through training in the use of crowdsourced journalism techniques which aim to leverage citizen participation and increase the representation of local voices and perspectives through both traditional and new media channels.
(Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards are now open. They promote and support education initiatives in two key areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS) and will award grants of $5,000 – $25,000 to organizations working with primary and secondary school students in these fields around the world.
Deadline is September 30.
#Kenya365 Instagram Project
collects interesting photos on daily life in Kenya. Simply tag your instagram shots from Kenya with #kenya365 and it ends on August 31, 2013.
The Kenya Film Festival
is a celebration of film in Kenya and the deadline for entries to the seventh edition
of the festival is September 17.
The Kwani? Manuscript Project
is a literary prize for African writing and they are seeking unpublished fiction manuscripts from African writers across the continent and in the Diaspora. The top 3 manuscripts will be awarded cash prizes of Kshs 300,000 (~$3,500) for 1st place, and Kshs 150,000 and Kshs 75,000 for 2nd and 3rd place. Kwani? will also publish the manuscripts and market the authors globally. Deadline is 17 September.
Kwani? also has a Majuu
offer to Kenya’s who live or have been in the diaspora (huko Majuu)
and will pay people for photos, party flyers, job applications, tickets, recipes and other mementos of their time in the diaspora. Deadline is September 23
Make Faire Africa apply
now to exhibit creative inventions, designs & fabrications at the 2012 edition in Lagos in November.
The 2012 ONE Africa Award
has a $100,000 prize that rewards innovation and initiatives in line with the millennium development goals. Deadline is September 23.
Orange African Social Venture
at young entrepreneurs and start-ups across Africa that promote social development through ICT. Three winners will receive prizes of between 10,000 and 25,000 euros and the deadline for applications is September 30
, in conjunction with Vodafone, has the Safaricom Appstar
challenge with a grand prize for Kenya of Kshs 1,000,000 (~$11,800) , and a runner up prize of Kshs 500,000, and will also reward one winner from each of the six categories of games & entertainment, agriculture, health, education, utilities and financial inclusion with a Kshs 100,000 prize. The winner and runner up will also travel to South Africa to take part in the Vodafone round of the challenge, competing against winners from Tanzania, Qatar, Egypt, South Africa, and Lesotho.
The deadline is November 2, and during that time people will be able to build new apps whether in Java, Symbian, Blackberry, or Android, but apps that already appear in other stores are not eligible. Safaricom will also be launching an app store in Kenya next month in developers will own the in
tellectual property to their apps and there will be a revenue sharing model that favours the developers.