THE GROW Great campaign, a national campaign with the aim to galvanise South Africa towards a national commitment to achieving zero stunting by 2030, is launching its inaugural Grow Great Journalism Awards.
The Award seeks to honour and recognise journalists whose work shines a spot light on one of South Africa’s most pressing challenges i.e. that almost a third of children under 5 in South Africa are unjustly denied the opportunity to reach their full potential as a result of stunted growth and development from preventable chronic malnutrition.
Through this award the Grow Great campaigns seeks to encourage and support journalists in their continued pursuit of researching & writing pieces that help society grapple with some of its most urgent social ills, nutritional stunting being once such example of a social ill that threatens the futures of South Africa’s children and undermines our ambitions to break inter-generational cycles of poverty and inequality.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the 2019 high level Grow Great Seminar which will be held on the 18th of October in Johannesburg.
Winners will be awarded as follows:
• 1st prize: R50 000 cash
• 2nd prize: R25 000 cash
• 3rd prize: R15 000 cash
For more information on how to enter, guidelines and deadlines go to: www.growgreat.co.za