Deadline: 20 January 2016
The African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) is inviting all professional journalists working in Uganda to apply for National Journalism Awards 2016. The goal of the awards is to improve the quality of journalism in Uganda by inspiring and recognizing excellence in reporting on public affairs issues.
The Awards are intended to:
- Inspire young journalists to embrace enterprise and investigative journalism;
- Increase the quantity and quality of public affairs reporting and investigative journalism;
- Promote accurate, knowledgeable, enterprise and investigative reporting in all media;
- Advance innovation in storytelling and news presentation; and
- Increase the diversity of voices in media coverage.
- Arts and culture
- Investigative reporting
- Justice, law and order
- Business, economy and finance
- Data journalism
- Local reporting
- Editorial cartooning
- Multimedia storytelling
- Energy, oil, gas and mining
- National news reporting (two awards for best print and broadcast reports)
- Explanatory reporting
- Political reporting
- Feature writing
- Both the winner and first runner-up of each category will receive a cash prize and a commemorative plaque and certificate.
- Their work will be celebrated at a grand gala to be held in 2016.
- Additionally, winning entries will be published online and in a booklet to be distributed by the ACME.
- There is no entry fee.
- The competition is open to all journalists, freelance or full-time, working in Uganda.
- Work submitted must be published or broadcast in a Ugandan media outlet or a regional news outlet with wide distribution in Uganda.
- All work submitted must have been broadcast or published between January 1 and December 31. 2015.
- Any news article, broadcast programme or series, covering a single topic or subject in the categories listed for competition, is eligible.
- If a story series is submitted, no more than the best three parts of the series should be entered into competition.
- Local language articles and broadcasts may be entered, but must be accompanied with English translations or transcripts (for broadcast).
- There are 20 categories for competition.
- Journalists can only submit one article, broadcast or series in each category.
- Entry of two submissions in a category is only permitted if one of the submissions contains a shared byline or production credit.
- Submissions can be made to a maximum of three categories only.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit the entry forms with all necessary documents via given website.
For more information, please visit Journalism Awards 2016.