This award will recognize journalists who have prioritized and provided an understanding of issues that seek to promote gender equity, equality, and empowerment of men and women in society. The concept of gender-sensitive reporting comes into play and focuses on such storytelling.
This award recognizes news bulletins that are informative, capture public interest issues, present changing events and current affairs in a creative and entertaining manner. Viewers and listeners will vote for bulletins in this category via the online platform. Media houses can mobilize their listeners to vote.
This award will recognize journalists and crew that have creatively produced radio shows, programs, and features professionally and have demonstrated impact on a public interest matter.
In promoting press freedom in Kenya, this award will recognize journalists who write stories in efforts to contribute and propagate press/media freedom in Kenya despite facing, threats, attacks, or imprisonment.
The award recognizes news websites and online platforms that engage in professional journalism through generating and sharing accurate and verified news. The online platform that engages in independent news production with an eye on public interest issues and which is legitimate and focuses on responsible and high impact news.
This award will recognize entrants who have recorded a digital audio file discussing pertinent public interest issues with impact of policy or individual behavior change. The story must have been done by professionally and meets journalistic standards on matters that have policy implication.
This award recognizes journalists who work behind the scenes using a camera to bring captivating images that keep audiences engaged and glued to their screens. Such pictures should tell a story and depict the context and perspective of the events captured.
This award will recognizes photographer(s) who produce exceptional content on a variety of events and demonstrate unique talent and creativity while using the camera to tell stories. The Photographs should capture the story, have impact on readers/viewers and remain true to journalistic principles.
This award recognizes journalists who have produced well-researched articles/stories on population issues including the burden of teen pregnancies, the elderly and ageing population, changing family structures and fertility, as well as migration and urbanization. It also recognizes development issues that highlight advancement of agriculture, infrastructure, energy and oil exploration, clean energy innovations, arts and culture in as far as they impact society.
The award recognizes outstanding articles/stories in technological advancement, innovations, and creative use of information, communication, and technology application to change the lives of the public. Stories will include ICT for efficiency in government service delivery, and any public policy challenges and opportunities that affect technology uptake in Kenya.
This award recognizes journalists who accurately interpret the impact of policies and laws on businesses and business practice on the public. Stories on finance, manufacturing as envisioned under the Big 4 Agenda, innovative enterprises and other economic development issues.
This award recognizes journalists who will go beyond the surface, dig out facts and expose public interest matters. Using various tools and journalism tools, such stories will focus on matters that have great implication for the society, but which the actors don’t want shared/known by the public. These may be great exposes on public interest matters.
The environment and Climate Change award recognizes journalists who have displayed in-depth knowledge of covering new developments in environmental conservation, climate change and the impact of environmental changes to human activities, water resources and access to water, environmental degradation and pollution among others.