2020 awards categories

Who is eligible: The competition is open to all media outlets and journalists working in The Gambia.


What is eligible: Work must be published/broadcast between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. COVID-19 reporting published/broadcast between January 1, 2020 and August 30th are eligible. Entries are restricted to Gambia-based media outlets. Opinion articles, advertorials, work produced under contract for commercial promotion and newsletter issues/articles are not eligible.


The Rules: You may submit as many entries as desired. However, DO NOT submit more than two works/stories for a single category. In addition, a work/story CANNOT be submitted in more than one category. Each entry has to be accompanied by a submission form. Example, one submission for one entry; two submissions for two entries, etc.

Entries should cover reporting in any aspect of the economy or business venture
Entries should relate to reporting on sports - coverage of sporting events; business behind sport and features on personalities.
Entries should relate to environmental issues: protection of the environment; conservation; climate change and innovative ways to combat environmental damage.
Entries should include coverage of prevention, protection and treatment of diseases and conditions; cost and development of healthcare; and the impact of health issues on communities.
Entries should relate to reporting on any aspect of women’s issues in the Gambia.
Entries should cover any coverage of agriculture– farming, animal husbandry, aquaculture etc.
Entries for this category should cover reports dealing with issues of transitional justice and Court reporting.
The Gambia Press Union will give special awards to individuals and institutions for their outstanding contribution and support to journalists and media development. These are not available for entry submissions.
Entries should cover reporting in any aspect of Human rights.
Entries should cover reporting in any aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible for reporting published/broadcast between 01 January 2020 and August 30th 2020.
Entries should cover reporting in any aspect of Human trafficking and migration.
Entries should cover reporting or grammes in any aspect or community and rural development
Entries should cover reporting in any aspect of Feature and Investigative reporting/writing
This category awards the overall best story from all the submissions in all the categories across all type of media – print, radio, TV and online/multimedia platforms.