Deutsche Welle Heroes of Today Contest for Portuguese -Speaking African Countries 2017

Picture a person who makes a difference in your community and be able to win attractive prizes for the best entries! Post a text, video or photos and participate in the contest!

Application Deadline: 1st May 2017

Eligible Countries: Portuguese -Speaking African Countries

To be taken at (country): Online

About the Award: Deutsche Welle’s “Heroes of today” contest seeks stories about a person who makes a difference in the community.

Type: Contest

Eligibility: Aspiring journalists from Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa can enter this contest.

Selection Criteria: A jury selected by DW will be responsible for classifying the portraits submitted by contestants. In each of the categories (text, video and photo) will be selected three candidates by the jury. The final position of the three will be determined through a public vote on  Facebook of DW Africa (see in link below) taking place in May.

Number of Awardees: 3

Value of Contest: DW will offer prizes for the first, second and third place in each of the three categories of the competition:

  • Text:
    1st: a camera
    2nd: a smartphone
    3rd: an iPod
  • Video:
    1st: a camera
    2nd: a smartphone
    3rd: an iPod
  • Photography:
    1st: a camera
    2nd: a smartphone
    3rd: an iPod

How to Apply: To participate in the contest “heroes of today” (2017 edition), you must publish a portrait of a person who makes a difference in your community until May 1, 2017.

There are three formats to choose from.

– a text (maximum 5,000 characters) with a photograph of the person portrayed

– a video about the person portrayed (with a maximum duration of 3 minutes)

– a series of photographs of the person portrayed (12 photos at most)

You need to post this picture on a blog, on Facebook, on Instagram or on YouTube – always accompanied by the #DWheroisdehoje hashtag – and fill out this DW Africa form to take part in the contest:

By continuing and entering this content in the “Heroes of Today” contest, you agree to automatically transfer to DW – Deutsche Welle the rights to use text, photos, audio, and videos included in the material for the release of the project. He also declares that he has read the competition rules.

Visit Contest Webpage for details

Award Provider: Deutsche Welle

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