Rules and Guidelines Africa DMA

Rules and Guidelines Africa DMA



This registration process will take you less than two minutes. After confirming your registration you can start submitting your entries.


Entry fee per submission

Each entry will be invoiced at EUR 50 + VAT.


Key dates for participation


1 June 2020

Deadline to registrations, upload projects and receive payments

7 June 2020

Jury evaluation process

24 June 2020

Finalists will be announced

1 July 2020

Winners will be announced

To be announced

The winners will be part of the World Digital Media Awards competition.


World Media Awards

The winners will be part of the World Digital Media Awards competition. Click here to learn more about it.


Who can submit an entry (entries)?

The WAN-IFRA African Digital Media Awards are open to news media companies and entities affiliated with the news media industry within the region. Entries must be prepared and uploaded by the news media organisation, news media organisation representative, advertising agency, or public relations firm working on the company's behalf.


Multiple Entries

Unlimited entries can be submitted and payment must accompany each entry.



Syndicated material or campaigns that are not specifically prepared for your company are not eligible. WAN-IFRA reserves the right to disqualify any entry that fails to conform to the rules. Disqualified entries will not be judged. Fees for these entries will not be returned.  WAN-IFRA is not responsible for materials entered in the competition.
You will be also disqualified if you have not paid the entry fee. 


Confidential Information

Please do not include confidential information in your entries.


Data Protection

Participants must grant WAN-IFRA the full rights to retain and use, free-of-charge, any images or material from the contest for publication in books, exhibitions, websites, or for educational and promotional purposes.



Submissions are strictly online based. CD/ DVD will not be accepted.

Following completion of your registration online, a personal link to upload nominated materials will be sent to entrant’s email within three working days.



The competition is open to all news publishers in Africa. All entries must have been published during the twelve months prior to the awards ceremony. 


Payment Methods

Payment can be made only by credit card. We will send you an invoice together with an authorization form. Bank Transfer would only be accepted within three working days and on a case-by-case basis.