Entries Open for 2018 Uganda WASH Media Awards (UWMA)!

Deadline: 30 September 2018

Applicants are invited to apply or the 2018 Uganda WASH Media Awards (UWMA), an initiative of the Ministry of Water and Environment together with Civil Society Organisations in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector, to reward excellent reporting on WASH services in Uganda.

The UWMA is a deliberate effort to promote coverage of WASH issues in the local, national and international media and have a positive influence on decision-makers, private sector, civil society as well as individuals.


The Awards are intended to:

  • Recognise and reward excellence in reporting water, sanitation and hygiene issues in Uganda.
  • Promote investigative journalism and accuracy as well as creativity and innovation in presenting information about water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • To foster and promote Public-Private-Partnership and collaboration in developing sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene service delivery.

Award Categories

  • Print: news feature,
  • Print: investigative hard news,
  • Television story: documentary/Investigative
  • Television feature or hard news
  • Radio story: documentary/investigative
  • Radio programme: radio talk shows or investigative features ((MUST be authentic and non-sponsored programs)
  • Multimedia Category – (The story has used a combination of text, still photography, video clips, audio, graphics and interactively presented online in a nonlinear format in which the information in each medium is complementary)
  • Online and social media category: May be features/ photo stories/ new stories/ blogs (Must be exclusively published online not a repeat of previous print, TV or radio)
  • Special media recognition (2): Outstanding work demonstrated by overall proactive publicity given to WASH. Winners of this award will be the media institutions that go out of their way despite the limited resources to ensure maximum promotion of WASH in their platforms.

Prize Information

  • Nominated top 3 in each category will receive media mention and will be invited to the Awards Gala Dinner to be held on 26th October 2018 in Kampala.
  • The Winner in each category will receive a competitive cash prize, a commemorative plaque and a certificate, while the first runners up will receive cash prize and certificate.

Eligibility Criteria

This 3rd edition of the UWMA is open to all practising journalists as well as freelancers in Uganda’s media.

How to Apply

Entries must be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit WASH Media Awards.

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