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The Media Challenge Awards 2021

Virtual Edition Rewarding Excellent Media Coverage of COVID-19 in Uganda

AWARDS OUTCOMES About MCI Awards

The Media Challenge Awards will go-virtual this year in respect to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and with focus to celebrate and reward excellent media coverage of COVID-19 in Uganda.

At the time when the world needs reliable and factual information, journalists at the forefront of covering COVID-19 have gone far and beyond to play their essential part of saving lives.

These first of its kind media awards dubbed COVID-19-Reporting Edition will recognize the vital role of journalists in creating awareness, informing and educating their audiences about COVID-19 and empowering them on how to stop both the pandemic and the infodemic.

ELIGIBILITY

Who is eligible to apply?

  • All journalists working with Ugandan media outlets including TV, radio, print and online platforms are eligible to submit their entries. Ugandan freelancers and journalists covering stories for regional and global media platforms are encouraged to apply. The competition is also open to non-Ugandan journalists residing in Uganda, this can include stories by freelancers producing for regional media platforms.
  • Already published solutions journalism stories increasing the public understanding of COVID-19 and how people are dealing and coping with the impact of COVID-19 in Uganda.
  • Only stories published between January and October 2020 are eligible to submit their entries
  • Stories with shared bylines are eligible for the competition with a description of the contribution of all the journalists on the story.

How to submit your stories Submit Story


Entrants must upload the work (video, audio, print (pdf) the URL (preferred) to the awards submission form on the Media Challenges Awards website.
After submitting the entrants can send an email a confirmation email to Media Challenge Initiatives via 

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