Hub Awards @ Shoko 2017 – $16 000 Worth Of Prizes | Applications Now Open


The Hub Awards @Shoko Festival will award 4 x $4 000 dollars worth of prizes and opportunities each to new cutting edge ideas that use new media and civic tech to solve problems in their community or at a national scale. The awards seek to empower the next generation of new media and tech startups. In the past, startups such as CulxureMag, Tipster, TV Yangu, Spiked and Bustop TV have benefitted from this initiative and bloomed into leading digital companies.

Deadline 17 August 2017 


1. WOMEN RISING AWARD – An award given to a startup/organisation advocating for women’s rights & voice using new media & technology.

2. SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER AWARD – An award for a new media solution & platform encouraging accountability & dialogue (with local authorities, city council, local government & government)

3. YOUR VOICE AWARD – An award for the best upcoming individual blog, video blog or citizen journalism platform.

4. FIX UP, LOOK SHARP AWARD – An award for the best new media/ tech solution to address poor service delivery in communities.

Terms & Conditions

Participants can either be individuals or teams
Participants are allowed to submit one idea only
Participants must be residents of Zimbabwe
Participants must between the ages of 16 & 35 years old
Participants must be willing to participant in The Hub Awards Pitch competition at Shoko 2017
Must complete the application
The judge’s decision is final

Apply Here

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