The Competition Rules

  1. Entries are limited to African journalists, between 21 and 35 years old, who are based in Africa and working for local, regional or international media organizations. Freelance journalists are also welcome to apply
  2. Print, online, radio and television journalists from any African country may apply
  3. Reports submitted to the competition must have been published or broadcast during the 2011 calendar year (1 January – 31 December 2011)
  4. Entrants will submit one story only. This can be a news or features story from a newspaper, magazine or news website, a television report or radio report on an environmental theme
  5. Written articles should not exceed 3000 words
  6. Radio or television reports should be no longer than 6 minutes
  7. Posts from personal blogs will not be accepted
  8. Public relations material or articles of a promotional nature will not be accepted
  9. The YEJA administrators and jury are the final authorities for determining whether an entry is eligible
  10. All entries must be accompanied by a completed application form
  11. Entries (both online and postal) must be received by 5pm (Nairobi time) on 16 December 2011. Entries received after this date will be disqualified. There are no entry fees
  12. Articles and reports should be submitted in English or French only
  13. Electronic files uploaded with applications must conform to the specifications outlined in the application form
  14. In submitting an entry, the entrant accepts that he or she has read, understood and accepted the competition rules
  15. Entrants should keep copies of all material submitted
  16. UNEP reserves the right to reproduce entries for use in promotional materials and campaigns
  17. UNEP does not charge entry fees – or any other fees – in relation to the award