The Southern African Development Community (SADC) launched the the SADC Media Awards and SADC Water Media Awards. The awards aim to recognize excellence in journalism as well as to encourage media practitioners in member states to cover issues pertaining to the region. The SADC Water Media Awards will recognize stories that promote Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). The categories in both competitions include print, radio, television and photojournalism.The themes of the general competition are issues and activities promoting regional integration in the SADC region, such as infrastructure, economy, water, culture, sports and agriculture. All works entered in the competition should be in English, Portuguese, French or any national indigenous language of the SADC Region.