Entry rules and submission guidelines

ELIGIBILITY

  • 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. 2014.
  • Any news article, broadcast programme or series, covering a single topic or subject in the categories listed for competition, is eligible.
  • 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.

 

FILE FORMATS FOR FORMATS FOR ENTRIES

All entries must include the date and outlet in which they were published or broadcast.

Print entries

  • Print entries should be submitted as a clean, legible PDF document. The date of publication must be clearly visible.
  • Photographs should be sent, as published, in PDF format or as cuttings of the original published copy.
  • Cartoon entries should be sent in PDF format or as cuttings of the original copy.

 

Electronic entries

Radio:

  • All work must be submitted in the format in which it was broadcast.
  • Emailed entries must be in MP3 format (not under 128 bitrate). Physical deliveries may be made on audio CD.
  • Large files should be sent using Google Drive or other large file FTP services like SendSpace and BigFiles. If you choose to send files using a third party platform, please send an email to awards [at] acme-ug [dot] org alerting us to expect your submission.
  • Links to podcasts, websites or SoundCloud will not be accepted.

Television:

  • All work must be submitted in the format in which it was broadcast.
  • Emailed entries must be in MP4, AVI or MOV format. Physical deliveries may be made on DVD.
  • Large files should be sent using Google Drive or other large file FTP services like SendSpace and BigFiles. If you choose to send files using a third party platform, please send an email to awards [at] acme-ug [dot] org alerting us to expect your submission.
  • Links to websites or YouTube channels will not be accepted.

Online

  • Journalists should provide offline versions of the online published work in legible PDF format. They are also required to provide working live or cached links for the articles.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Entries may be submitted in the following ways:

  • By physical delivery to the African Centre for Media Excellence, C/o Uganda National Journalism Awards 2015, Plot 124 Nanjala Road, Soya-Bunga, Ggaba Road, Kampala.
  • By email to awards [at] acme-ug [dot] org. Subject line: Uganda National Journalism Awards 2015

Follow these simple instructions to submit your entries:

  1. Download and fill in the Uganda National Journalism Awards 2015 – Submission form
  2. Send the filled in form and your entries in one email to awards [at] acme-ug [dot] org
  3. Send physical copies of the submission form and your entries to the African Centre for Media Excellence
  4. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate submission form.

For further inquiries about the Uganda National Journalism Awards write to awards [at] acme-ug [dot] org.