APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release wire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, announced today that entry is now open for the 2015 APO Energy Media Awards (#APOEnergyMediaAward). APO will offer transport, accommodation and perdiem for the first-place winner to attend the Africa Energy Forum (http://www.africa-energy-forum.com) held in Dubai from 8-11 June 2015, as well as one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide.
The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the only international Forum focused on power generation for Africa with attendance restricted to stakeholders (investors, consultants, developers, ministries, utilities, regulators etc.) from the power sector.
APO Energy Media Awards celebrates brilliant and inspiring stories about Energy in Africa. The subject matter may comprise a single topic or a variety of subjects, including – but not limited to – oil, gas, electricity, geothermal energy, hydropower, solar energy, wind power, nuclear, coal, biomass and more.
APO Energy Media Awards is open to African journalists and bloggers, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story that has been broadcast or published in English, French, Portuguese or Arabic in the form of a printed publication, a television feature, a radio story, a website or a blog whose primary audience is based in Africa.
Stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact.
Stories must have been broadcast or published between January 1, and April 30, 2015.
All stories must be submitted in electronic format:
a) Print: upload the scan(s) of the published article.
b) Radio: upload the SoundCloud link (SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform that enables its users to upload and share sounds they have created themselves – https://soundcloud.com).
c) Website: upload the URL
d) TV: upload the YouTube link.
TV material must first be uploaded to YouTube (www.youtube.com) and radio material to SoundCloud (www.soundcloud.com). If you are not a member of these sites, you will need to sign up in order to upload the video or radio material. Once you have obtained the link, you must enter it in this online entry form when inputting your story details.
Online Entry Form is available here: http://www.apo-opa.com/apo_energy_media_award.php?L=E&vc=EMA
The deadline for entries is 1 May 2015.
The finalists will be announced on 6 May 2015.
The winners will be announced during the Africa Energy Forum in Dubai.