2013 Social Media Awards Uganda Are Here: Final Nominees List Out

The rise of Social Media has been an upward spiral for a while now and its significance can no longer be undermined. Uganda is finally having its first Social Media Awards recognizing individuals and organizations that are making a difference in society in one way or another using Social Media. The awards are targeting individuals and organizations using Social Media in entertainment, change, sharing of ideas, creating communities and talking to customers online. The SMA website states that:

The awards seek to reward those individuals and organizations that are making a concerted effort to harness the power of social media to engage and build communities online. From avid face-bookers to twitter personalities and passionate bloggers

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The event that will be held on November 15th 2013 at the Hub Oasis Mall, seeks to Identify and celebrate the best of the best in Social media. This is intended to create a vibrant ecosystem that will encourage more stakeholders to get actively involved building more opportunities for companies to connect with consumers establishing a platform that will enhance product and consumer engagement through creativity and innovation. The event will highlight the influence of social media on brand building and encourage companies to intensify online presence.

The 2013 SMA’s have identified 13 Categories: Best Blog/Blogger, Corporate Award, Entertainment Award, Social Justice, News & Information, Civil Service, Best Photography, Best Campaign, Best Innovation, Best Media outlet, Favorite Celebrity, Best Customer care and Best Crisis Management.

Voting Starts on Monday 4th November. To Vote for a nominee in any category, one has to sign up on the SMA website

Final Nominees List In All Categories Includes:

Best Blog/Blogger


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Ernest Bazanye

Ruth Aine

Guru 8

Actor Odongo

Corporate Award

New Vision


Airtel Uganda

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MTN Uganda



 Entertainment Sites

Big Eye


Mushroom Inc

Urban Legend

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Kampala Sun

Entertainment Writers

Moses Serugo

Ernest Bazanye

Mr Dj

Ssegawa Salim

Ken Kimuli Pablo

News And Information – Companies

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NTV Uganda

Daily Monitor

Chimp Reports

Radio City

SMS Media

New Vision

News And Information – Individuals

Maurice Mugisha

Songa Stone Samuel

Joy Doreen Biira

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Raymond Qatahar

David Muwonge

Civil Service Award

Uganda Police Force

KCCA Uganda

Barefoot Lawyers Uganda

Uganda Revenue authority

NSSF Uganda

Best Photography

Echwalu Photography

Onyait Odeke

Pearl Guide Uganda

Darlyne Komukama

Best Campaign

I am (Airtel Uganda)

We Believe (MTN Uganda)

40 days 40 smiles

Malaria Free Uganda


Best Innovation


Team UOT


Pearl Guide

Favorite Celebrity


Ann Kansiime

Bebe Cool

Tuff B

Maurice kirya

Dj Shiru

Best Media Outlet – Tv


Urban Tv


Bukedde Tv


Best Media Outlet – Print

New Vision

Daily Monitor



Red Pepper

 Best Media Outlet – Radio


Power fm

X fm

Galaxy Fm

 Best Customer Care

MTN Uganda


Uganda Revenue Authority

Airtel Uganda


Social Justice Award

40 days 40 smiles

Barefoot Lawyers

Ghetto Field Project

Transparency International Uganda

Best Crisis Management


Uganda Media Center

National Water

Transparency International Uganda

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