These are the Social Media Awards 2015 judges and a full list of nominees

With few days to the main event of the 2nd annual social media awards, we’ve received some new updates. Voting the nominees begins now till Monday 2nd March. These are the Social Media Awards 2015 Judges and a list of nominees in the different categories.

There are four judges from different walks of life, ranging from journalist, technology enthusiastic and social media experts. Starting from the top right corner going clockwise from the featured image above;

1.Mr. Badru Ntege is a pioneer and seasoned internet and technology expert, also the Group CEO of NFT Consult Limited
2.Ms. Ruth Aine Tindyebwa is the first East and Southern African recipient of the Heinz Kuhn Stiftung Journalism Award 2011. She is currently a freelance blogger and online journalist covering youth development, governance and society issues and African innovations.
3.Richard Zulu is the founder and lead at Outbox, a hub powered by Google, that helps new and upcoming African entrepreneurs interested in using technology to build high growth companies with workspace, mentorship, and training programs.
4. Ms. Barbara Birungi a web designer, social entrepreneur, the founder of Women In Technology Uganda (WITU) – a non profit for women in Technology,


These cannot be called awards without nominees, see the full list below.

Best Blog or Blogger

Chocolaty Prints
Bazanye Ernest
Joel Ntwatwa
Sebunya Robert
Uganda Gospel Life

Best Brand of the Year

MTN
NWSC
Airtel
NTV
Centenary Bank
Fresh Cuts

Best Campaign

It’s not on it’s not safe
Red Card Campaign
Hoops4Grace
Together We Can
MTN Egg Hunt

Best Crisis Management

KCCA
MTN
UMEME
AIRTEL
NWSC

Best Customer Care

Centenary Bank
MTN
UMEME
AIRTEL
NWSC
NSSF

Best Innovation

Dome Flake
NTV Mobi
The Pearl Guide
MTN Life Care
NWSC App

Best Media Outlet

NTV
Galaxy FM
The Monitor
Power FM
Red Pepper
Urban TV

Best Online Business

Lamudi
Jumia
OLX
Hello Food
Cheki

Best Photography

Darlyne
Emmanuel Museruka
Oscar Ntege
Access Films
Slum Photography

Best Social Justice

40 Days Over 40 Smiles
Barefoot Lawyers
Amani Initiative
Reach a Hand
Airtel

Best YouTube Video/Channel

Katoto
Techjaja
NSSF Happy To Serve
Sitya Loss
Anne Kansiime

Civil Service

KCCA
NWSC
Uganda Revenue Authority
NSSF
Red cross society

Entertainment Website

The Tribe Ug
Big Eye
Campus bee
HiPipo
Proggie
Matooke Republic

Most Influential Personality

Simon Kaheru
Beewol
Esther Kalenzi
Amama Mbabazi
Andrew Muwenda
Qatahar Raymond


The event will be held on
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EAT) at the Golf Course Hotel and tickets are on sale at UGX 75,000. A premium 10 seater table will go for UGX 5 Million each while and ordinary 10  seater table is at UGX 2.5 Million. The organizers of the awards are still tight-lipped on the real prizes to be won in the different categories but they promise a full list will be released a week to the awards with prizes ranging from cash to gadgets, wines and trips.

On the entertainment side of things — among other artists — Rapper Ruyonga and Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage are scheduled to Perform. You can head on the source link below for more information about these awards or catch up with the 30 minute Techjaja podcast on the social media awards 2015 edition.
Source: SMA
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