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Reporting Migration Competition 2022

Reporting Migration Competition 2022 for Journalists

Country: Nigeria
City: Abuja
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The EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration is organizing a reporting migration competition to foster quality reporting on the reintegration and protection of migrants.

Thematic Areas for Reporting Migration Competition

To participate in this competition, journalists are invited to submit their published print, online, or broadcast items (radio or video) in the below thematic areas:

  • Irregular migration, return, as well as reintegration
  • Migrant protection
  • Migrants with vulnerabilities




Journalists will compete for a share of USD 6,000. The cash prize will be distributed as follows:

  • Print
    • 1st Place: USD 800
    • 2nd Place: USD 500
    • 3rd Place: USD 300
  • Radio
    • 1st Place: USD 800
    • 2nd Place: USD 500
    • 3rd Place: USD 300
  • Television
    • 1st Place: USD 800
    • 2nd Place: USD 500
    • 3rd Place: USD 300
  • Online
    • 1st Place: USD 800
    • 2nd Place: USD 500
    • 3rd Place: USD 300

Moreover, the winning submissions will also have their pieces republished on a media partner’s platform.


Participants must be:

  • 18 years old or above
  • Nationals or residents of Nigeria
  • In addition, the competition is open to journalists from all media houses or freelance professionals.

Submission criteria

 The articles will be judged on the following criteria:

  • published or aired on a TV outlet between July 2021 – March 2022
  • have been published in English by a media outlet during the competition period
  • Also, focuses on one of the thematic areas listed above
  • Articles should not exceed 5,000 characters
  • In addition, video or audio/radio reports should not exceed 30 minutes

Competition rules

  1. Entry into the competition is free
  2. Entries must have a thematic focus on any of the three above-mentioned areas
  3. Also, entries must have a geographic focus on Nigeria
  4. Prior to submission, an entry must be published or broadcast through a media outlet
  5. Articles should not exceed 5,000 characters
  6. Video or audio/radio reports should not exceed 30 minutes
  7. The articles of reports must be in English
  8. In addition, only entries in which the applicant is the primary author or the co-author of the submitted piece will be accepted
  9. Multiple entries are acceptable. However, each submission must be submitted online separately.
  10. Entries must meet journalistic principles and basic requirements, strictly adhering to professional ethics and standards
  11. Moreover, entries must be an original body of work without alterations


Launch and promotion of competitionApril 2022
Receipt of submissions6 April – 6 May 2022
The jury finalizes winning submissionsJune 2022
Awarding ceremony in AbujaEnd of July 2022



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline06 May,2022
Open toNigerian Journalists
Organizer EU-IOM
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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