Africa 35.35 Award For Young African Professionals – Apply Now

Africa 35.35 Award

The Africa 35.35 Award call for entry is now open. This is for young African professionals who have done something remarkable, and want to be recognised for their achievement. So, if you are in this category or know someone doing something remarkable, you can apply in person or nominate an individual.

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AFRICA 35.35 recognizes the merit of 35 youth under 35 years old among the most remarkable in Africa and from the Afro Diaspora. Since 2016, the initiative has awarded 146 exceptional young people from 32 countries, and it represents one of the most visible and well-received Awards initiatives on the continent.

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The 2020 edition will see the laureates receive their trophies in their respective countries due to the global health crisis and a virtual awards ceremony will take place. The main partner and sponsor of the 2020 edition is AFRICA KITOKO.

The program is organised by Association 3535. The initiative think, design and execute new initiatives that dynamize African innovation ecosystems. The Association brings together young professionals from 20 African countries and on the occasion collaborates with several partners in Africa.


Among the 35 laureates, Africa 35.35 will designate the African Youth of the Year who has driven exceptional impact in Africa.

The African Youth of the Year will receive special media exposure. All laureates receive a trophy and extensive media exposure.

Selection criteria

An international and independent jury comprised of personalities will be in charge of selecting the laureates, according to the following 3 criteria: Demonstrated leadership (20%), Innovative nature of work (30%), Positive impact (50%)

In addition, it does not make any difference whether you apply by yourself or get nominated by someone. More so, just one person nominating you would do.

When you nominate someone, Africa 35.35 will contact the nominee if the person is shortlisted and in this case, require additional information.

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Award Categories

The categories of the award includes;

  • Acting
  • Advocacy and Community Action
  • Agriculture and Agri-Business
  • Arts, Culture and Fashion
  • Influencer and Internet Personality
  • Corporate Manager
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • Music
  • TV and Radio Personality
  • Public Service
  • Technology


  • Call for applications: July 30th to August 31st
  • Public announcement of the Africa 35.35 laureates: September 2020
  • Leadership Program and Award Ceremony: October 2020

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The Africa 35.35 Award call for entry is now open until 31 August 2020. So, if you meet the above criteria, fill out the application form using this link; https://africakitoko.com/a3535-en/

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