The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has announced the inclusion of ‘Gifty Affenyi Dadzie Award for Best Female Journalist in Gender Responsive Reporting’ in the entries opened for the 25th GJA Media Awards scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020.
This award, according to the GJA, was an omission in the announcement of the opening of the 25th GJA Media Awards last month.
Mrs Gifty Affenyi Dadzie is a former GJA President who helped to transform the Association to enviable heights.
It was under her tenure that then President John Agyekum Kufuor donated the current GJA head office in Accra to the Association.
A release from the GJA signed by its General Secretary Kofi Yeboah therefore encouraged members to file entries for Affenyi Dadzie award.
It indicated that the winner of the “Gifty Affenyi Dadzie Award for Best Female Journalist in Gender Responsive Reporting will undertake an MA-level semester course at the School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University, United Kingdom.
The award is sponsored by the Aya Institute of Women, Politics and Media, under its Gender Watch Ghana Initiative”.
The Aya Institute hopes that the award will advance gender equality in the media industry by promoting the interests of women in the media.
GJA members who may have already filed their entries after the opening of the 25th GJA Media Awards, and are interested in the gender responsive reporting award, may amend their filed entries in accordance with the rules governing the awards.
Per the rules of engagement, entries should cover works published from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
Also, entrants must submit NOT MORE THAN TWO published works for each entry, and one published work SHALL NOT be filed in MORE THAN ONE ENTRY.
The National Executive of the GJA reminds members that the deadline for the submission of entries, including the “Gifty Affenyi Dadzie Award for Best Female Journalist in Gender Responsive Reporting’. is 5pm on Friday, September 11, 2020.