Responsible Drinking Awards submissions still open till 28 Feb

Journalists countrywide have been invited to enter this years’ Responsible Drinking Awards.

They close this month February 28, 2022

A call is to submit any work, story, image or content that has been published or broadcast content that shows an effort to:

a) report and drive conversations about the risks of alcohol misuse, 

b) promote measures to encourage responsible drinking OR 

c) talks to the socio-economic value of beverage alcohol, you can enter your work and win up to R50,000.  

The awards are open to all South African media who have generated content that relates to responsible drinking and that talks to the impact of alcohol abuse, including issues such as drinking and driving, alcohol restrictions, and policy around the use and sale of alcohol as well as the economic role of the sector.

Any material that relates to the above mentioned topics and published between 1 February 2020 and 28 February 2022, on any media platform is eligible to enter the awards.

The awards are categorised and split across best magazine, best newspaper, best online publication or post, best radio, best TV and best up and coming for journalism students, with the main overarching award for Journalist of the Year. The winner of each category will walk away with R20 000. Journalist of the Year winner will be selected amongst the winners in the other categories and will walk away with a total prize money of R50 000.

Entering its 10th edition, the awards are sponsored by one of the worlds’ liquor brands Diageo.

For more information on the awards and how to enter, journalists can visit

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