The Uganda National Journalism Awards 2022 are open to all professional journalists and independent content producers working in print, television, radio and online news platforms in Uganda for stories published or broadcast between 1 January and 31 December 2021.
- Entries open: 22nd February 2022
- Entries close: 31st May 2022
- Judging process: June-July 2022
- Awards ceremony: August 2022
Eligible Countries: Uganda
To be taken at (country): Uganda
About ACME Uganda National Journalism Awards: The Uganda National Journalism Awards are presented annually to recognise and promote reporting that informs and empowers the public, increases the voices and spaces for important information, and holds the powerful to account. Launched four years ago, the awards represent a pinnacle of achievement for Ugandan journalists, many of whom work tirelessly to attain journalistic excellence, often in the face of enormous financial and political pressure.
Eligible Fields: The Uganda National Journalism Awards 2022 will be given to the best reporting in 20 categories, namely:
|Land and property rights reporting
|Business, economy and finance
|National news (broadcast)
|National news (print)
|Energy and extractives industries
|Photo and video journalism
|Public accountability reporting
|Public works and infrastructure
|Justice, law and order
Visit the awards category page for detailed information on each competition category.
Eligibility: The Uganda National Journalism Awards 2022 are open to all professional journalists and independent content producers working in print, television, radio and online news platforms in Uganda for stories published or broadcast between 1 January and 31 December 2021.
Value of ACME Uganda National Journalism Awards: Both the winner and first runner-up in each category will receive a cash prize. Plaques and certificates will also be given to the top three winners in each category. Winners will be celebrated at a grand gala to be held in Kampala in August 2022. Additionally, winning entries will be published online and in a booklet to be distributed by ACME.
How to Apply for ACME Uganda National Journalism Awards:
All submissions must have been published or broadcast in a Ugandan media outlet or a regional outlet with a substantial Ugandan audience during the 2021 calendar year. Web-based news organisations that follow a strict code of journalistic ethics and publish original reporting on a regular basis may also submit entries.
To submit an entry for the awards, visit the Eligibility Rules and Submission Guidelines page.
For more information about the Uganda National Journalism Awards 2021, write to [email protected], subject: ‘UNJA 2022 inquiries’.