Monday, 27 Aug 2012

Storyfest 2012: A celebration of outstanding storytelling

Winners! of the 2012 Storyfest

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
Rose Wangui, NTV- 1st runners up

Irene Choge, NTV -2nd runners up

Best Print Story

Joy Wanja, Nation Media Group- Winner       
Dann Okoth, Standard Media- 1st runners up   

Trudy Mbaluku,    The people- 2nd runners up        

Best online story

Judy Kaberia and Muthoni Njuki, Capital FM- Winner

Mugambi Mutegi, Business Daily- 1st runners up

Judy Kaberia, Capital FM - 2nd runners up

Best Community radio story

Thomas Bwire, Pamoja FM- Winner

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

Okusa Ouko, NTV -2nd runners up

No one won in the best radio category because the judges felt entries were below standard.

For more on the storyfest read:

Storyfest Photo Gallery

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