Morlai Ibrahim Kamara, a staff reporter at Sierraloaded, has been named among the 12 shortlisted candidates for the Vickie Remoe Prize for Journalism and New Media in Sierra Leone. Kamara is nominated in the News Writing category.

Kamara, who is part of the Sierraloaded team, pursued human interest stories and sports after graduating in 2021 with an Honours Degree in Mass Communication from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

He has over a thousand stories to his credit and was awarded a special certificate in 2021 by researchers from the University of Bournemouth for his contributions to the “Tie U Orjra Project.

โ€œI feel honored for my work to be recognized. I consider the nomination as a springboard and motivation to do more to aspire for higher heights in the field of Journalism,โ€ he said.

The Vickie Remoe Prize recognizes emerging journalists and new media content creators for their excellence, originality, and creativity. The Prize Board selects winners, and winners will be announced every year in April.

The Vickie Remoe Prize for News Writing is awarded to a Sierra Leonean print journalist for an outstanding example of local or national news reporting, investigative reporting, explanatory reporting, or feature reporting that demonstrates originality, clear presentation, lucid writing, and community connection. The award for News Writing is NLE10,000.