EU-IOM Reporting Migration Competition 2022 for Nigerian journalists (win up to $6,000)

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EU-IOM Reporting Migration Competition

The EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration is organising a reporting migration competition in West and Central African countries to foster quality reporting on reintegration and protection of migrants. Nigeria is participating in this competition.

This initiative is based on a “solutions journalism” approach, which aims at identifying and responding to key social issues. The goal of this journalistic approach is to:

  • Tell migration stories in a balanced and ethical way.
  • Share accurate information to help communities and families to support migrants in making informed migration choices.
  • Share fair stories that can contribute to upholding the dignity of migrants worldwide.

Thematic Areas

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

  • Irregular migration, return and 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


  • Open to journalists from all media houses or freelance professionals;
  • 18 years old or above;
  • Nationals or resident of Nigeria;
  • Entries must have a thematic focus on any of three above-mentioned areas;
  • Entries must have a geographic focus on Nigeria.

Submission Criteria

The winning submissions will be selected by a jury made up of IOM experts and partners. The articles will be judged on the following criteria:

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


Applicants are invited to submit their published pieces by Friday, 6 May 2022, to [email protected]

Fill your personal details and those of your story in the entry form here.

For more information, visit UN IOM.

Deadline: May 6, 2022

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