Storyfest 2012: A celebration of outstanding storytelling
Date Posted : Monday, 27 Aug 2012
By Florence Dzame, Internews in Kenya.
It was an award ceremony like no other on Friday after KTN journalist Anne Soy walked away with two gold trophies, one silver trophy, two iPads and an iPhone 4s cell phone. Anne was the overall winner of Storyfest. She also won the best TV story and was first runner up and winner of the long form category.
The red carpet ceremony was painted with soft light coming from candles placed along the carpet to a high podium.
The chief guest Dr. Peter Cherutich, who is the head of HIV prevention at NASCOP, congratulated all the winners and challenged journalists to think big so that they can write gripping stories including books. “I can write a book but it probably would be so boring. But journalists are already storytellers and should take up the challenge to publish their own books.”
For more on Anne Soy read:
Other winners include:
Best TV Story
Irene Choge, NTV -2nd runners up
Best Print Story
Joy Wanja, Nation Media Group- Winner
Trudy Mbaluku, The people- 2nd runners up
Best online story
Judy Kaberia and Muthoni Njuki, Capital FM- Winner
Judy Kaberia, Capital FM - 2nd runners up
Best Community radio story
Musa Lakanet, Ol Toilolemaa- 1st runner up
Calistus Okumu, Bulala fm - 2nd runners up &nbs
Best Story on Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision story
Marie Yambo, KBC –Winner
Saida Swaleh, KTN -1st runners up
No one won in the best radio category because the judges felt entries were below standard.
For more on the storyfest read:
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