CALL FOR ENTRIES
Presented by the Forum of Community Journalists NPC
The FCJ Excellence Awards is aimed at encouraging excellence and rewarding meritorious work in local and community print media. Only permanent editorial staff member working for such media in South Africa may enter.
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FCJ Excellence Awards 2017 Judges’ Report
As the only national competition for local newspapers, the FCJ Excellence Awards is growing steadily. There has been an increase of about twenty percent in the number of entries for the 2017 Awards compared to the 2016 Awards. About 130 journalists of more than 80 local newspapers, in all nine provinces, entered this year. The general impression of the judges is that the local newspapers are still very much alive in South Africa. They are indeed serving their communities very well.
Download the judges’ report here.
Winners: FCJ Excellence Awards for 2017
It was a night filled with glitz and glamour on Friday 29 June 2018 when the best of the best in the South African community newspaper industry came together at Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion for the annual Forum of Community Journalists Excellence Awards.
The awards have been presented under the auspices of the Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) for over two decades now and are widely considered as the “Oscars” of the local and community media industry.
At the FCJ Excellence Awards local and community newspapers from all over the country and across all media houses compete against each other to award the best of the best in South Africa.
In the judges’ report they state the following: Our general impression is that the local newspapers are still very much alive in South Africa. They are indeed serving their communities very well.
Download the list of all the winners here.