Rules of the Competition

 Article 1

In 1999, ADEA established an award to encourage African journalists to produce high-quality, relevant and accurate articles on education in Africa. The Akintola Fatoyinbo Africa Education Journalism Award recognizes those African journalists who have authored articles on subjects relating to education in Africa, written in English, French or Portuguese and published in the African press. The sixth award competition was launched on July 6, 2010. Articles will be accepted until May 1, 2011.

 Article 2

The award will be granted every two years to six prizewinners: two journalists for entries in French, two journalists for entries in English, and two journalists for entries in Portuguese.

 Article 3

Any article related to education in Africa written by an African journalist in English, French or Portuguese and published in a periodical distributed in Africa (daily, weekly, monthly, or other period) is eligible for the competition. A journalist may submit one, two or three published articles. Articles that have already been submitted once may not be resubmitted for future competitions.

 Article 4

To be eligible, articles must be recent. For the sixth competition, the article must have been published after January 1st, 2010.

Article 5

Articles must be sent before December 30, 2011 to the ADEA Secretariat at the following address:

 Africa Education Journalism Award, ADEA Secretariat
African Development Bank (AfDB), Temporary Relocation Agency (ATR)
13 avenue du Ghana - BP 323 - 1002 Tunis Belvédère - Tunisia
Tel.: +216 71 10 39 86
Fax: +216/ 71 25 26 69
E-mail: [email protected]


Article 6 

The submission package must include:

  • A photocopy of the newspaper in which the article appeared (in the original language of publication)
  • The article in electronic format
  • The application form (attached document). This document will include:
    - The first name, surname and contact details of the journalist;
    - The references of the newspaper in which the article appeared (title, address and place of publication);
    - The first name, surname and contact details of the editor-in-chief of the newspaper in which the article was published.


Article 7 

The jury will be made up of Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone education specialists and journalists who are well known as authorities in their respective fields and for their thorough knowledge of Africa. The jury will meet to select the six best articles according to the following criteria: relevance, objectivity, rigorous analysis, originality, quality of writing, and value for education.

Article 8

The six winners, as well as the editors-in-chief of the periodicals in which the articles appeared, will be invited by ADEA to participate in a study trip aimed at furthering their professional development in the field of educational journalism.

Article 9

There will be first and second place awards in each language category (English, French and Portuguese). First-prize winners will receive €4,000 and second-prize winners €2,000.
This monetary award and study visit compose a whole and are non-negotiable in any details.

Article 10

Winners are expected to handle all administrative procedures involving the embassies concerned in order to obtain the visas they will need for their study trip.

Article 11

ADEA disclaims all liability should the competition be postponed for reasons which are beyond its control.

Article 12

Articles published between January 1st 2010 and December 30, 2011 will be accepted. Articles will be received until May 1, 2011.

Article 13

The rules of the competition are lodged with SCP Daigremont-Chapuis, Huissiers de justice, 10, rue Pergolese, 75116 Paris.


  ADEA Secretariat
African Development Bank (AfDB), Temporary Relocation Agency (ATR)
13 avenue du Ghana - BP 323 - 1002 Tunis Belvédère - Tunisia
Tel.: +216 71 10 39 86
Fax: +216/ 71 25 26 69
E-mail: [email protected]