Call for Submissions: ‘COVID19 In my city’ Challenge for Africans 2020 ($500 cash Prize)



COVID-19: In My City aims to gather, publish and disseminate a rich collection of narratives on COVID-19 experiences across African cities as voiced and lived by young people between the ages of 18-35.

Submissions can be in different forms (non-fiction, photography, drawing, animations, video clips, or poetry) that showcase young people’s observations, experiences, or action during the COVID-19 in their environments.


The top 20 selected submission will be:

  • Featured prominently in the publication
  • Be a part of a fast-growing community of youth leaders featured in our publication
  • Get access to media amplification and profiling
  • Get updates on a wide range of opportunities within the network

The top 4 selections will:

  • Receive $500 each
  • Get access to exclusive AYNM events
  • Access to 1-1 mentorship
  • And have an intimate intergenerational conversation with Founders, Mrs Graça Machel and Dr Nkosana Moyo.


African citizen based on the continent aged between 18-35

Submission based on experience in an African city, in the following categories and formats


  • Poetry;
  • Fiction;
  • Non- fiction;
  • Visual art;


  • Written word submissions of 1500 words maximum (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Swahili) or;
  • Images not more than 20mp;
  • A visual or audio clip, not more than 2 minutes (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Swahili).

DEADLINE: September 30, 2020

To apply and more information visit here