To spotlight Africa's most pressing problems through stories

The platforms may change but storytelling will remain forever



The platforms may change but storytelling will remain forever.



The REDx Storython is a proprietary product of RED | For Africa — set up to showcase the social and cultural creativity of participants telling the stories of issues that matter in Africa. 

It underscores our core belief that storytelling, rather than technology, or any such human construct, is the real driver of societies. The stories we tell — and are told — are the greatest determinants of how far (and how fast) we go as individuals and as a collective. 

On 30 August, 2020, RED | For Africa will join interested partner organizations to host the first ever REDx Storython, where participating teams will explore their cultural creativity to unleash the transformative power of storytelling as the pre-eminent growth and development accelerator on the African continent. 

Real change happens in, around, and at the edges of the culture.

Read from our co-founder on why stories matter.


  • Submissions open 1 June 2020 | Submissions close 30 August 2020

  • First prize: $4,000 | Second prize: $2,000 | Third prize: $1,000


  1. Each entry must be submitted by a team made up of 2-4 individuals.
  2. Each team must submit its chosen topic, storytelling format, and Storython-day requirements 6 weeks before event.
  3. Please use team name and team member’s aliases when submitting the application.
  4. All entries must be performed, showcased, explored, exhibited or displayed on Storython-day.
  5. All teams will be assigned two mentors each from the RED | For Africa community of expert media and culture professionals.
  6. By applying for the Storython, the team agrees that their work, stories, and exclusive interview access be granted to RED | For Africa for one year, and thereafter agrees to seek permission to do the above elsewhere and when done, attributes the work to the Storython for publicity purposes.
  7. By entering, each team agrees to allowing RED | For Africa to include their entry in any publication of their choice should it be selected by the judges; and to work with creators and media experts to necessitate this.
  8. We will not share personal information of participating teams with anyone. We will, however, add it to the RED | For Africa mailing list for the sole purpose of informing you of next year’s event, or of other events and news that may be of interest to you.
Apply Here

**Please read carefully through the guidelines on the entry submissions page before submitting as these may change depending on sponsorship.

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