Opportunity type: Award

For: Journalists

Deadline: 30/06/23

Rewards: Up to $2,000 + trophy + certificate + more

Location Eligibility: Africa only

About this opportunity

The Wikimedia Foundation has launched the inaugural Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards, to celebrate the contributions of African journalists who prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in their reporting. The awards recognize journalists’ essential role in creating well-researched articles that volunteer editors can use as source materials to develop content on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. 


First-place award recipient:

will receive USD 2000, a trophy, a certificate of recognition, and an opportunity to join Wikimedians at the African Regional Community Conference, Wiki Indaba, in November 2023. While there, the award recipient will have the chance to share more about their experiences as a journalist and some of the challenges and opportunities they see in their work.

Second-place award recipient:

will receive USD 1500, and a certificate of recognition.
Special Mentions: will be given by the Wikimedia Foundation to an additional four nominees, one in each category.

All awardees (including those receiving special mentions) and their work will be celebrated on the Wikimedia Foundation’s website and social media channels.


18 and over

.Entry Fee


How to Apply

Apply using the link:

All questions regarding this award should be emailed to


Jun 30 2023

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Cash Reward,
No Entry Fee


Africa Only

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