Muwado #Stories4Health Writing Competition 2020 for African Writers | Ugx 1M in Prizes

Muwado is now accepting entries from African writers from all over the world for its 2020 #Stories4Health Writing Competition. The deadline for the submission of entries for the Muwado #Stories4Health Writing Competition is 30th June, 2020.

Muwado #Stories4Health Writing Competition

Muwado and Amari want to help you channel your creativity to help spread creatively packaged stories about the pandemic and the health sector in general.

With the #Stories4Health Writing Competition, they are looking for personal experiences and human interest stories around new diseases, epidemics and trauma with special focus on COVID-19.

Muwado #Stories4Health Writing Competition Eligibility.

  • The competition is open to African writers from all over the world. Verification will be done at the point of selecting winners.
  • Any form of internationally recognised writing in any language on the areas of interest is acceptable e.g
    • creatively written case reports or case series
    • nonfiction from front line workers and those that have been directly affected by the virus and measures taken to contain it
    • poetry
    • fiction that creatively disseminates correct health information
    • epidemic history and lessons that can be applied to the COVID-19 situation
    • Accurately researched opinion pieces etc.

Muwado #Stories4Health Writing Competition Prizes.

  • Winning entry: Ugx 500,000
  • 1st Runner Up: Ugx 300,000
  • 2nd Runner Up: Ugx 200,000
  • Others – Assorted Deals, Discounts & Packages from sponsors.

Muwado #Stories4Health Writing Competition Selection Criteria.

Winners will be selected based on:

  • The creativity of the submission,
  • Post reach (views and shares) and engagement (upvote/downvotes and comments),
  • The accuracy of health information within (consultancy between health professionals and creative writers is encouraged for the best results),
  • Grammar
  • Input from sponsoring partners.

How to Submit Entries for Muwado #Stories4Health Writing Competition.

To participate, these are the simple steps you will have to follow:

Step 1: Create an account on Muwado. If already have an account, ignore this and simply login.

Step 2: Go to the Submit page and upload your submission. The submission window runs from May 4 – June 30, 2020 (at midnight GMT). In order for it to be recognised as an entry, make sure you include #Stories4Health in the submission title and tags section, so they know it’s an entry to the competition. If this is not done, your post will NOT be considered.


  • You can always edit the post from your profile if there is something you’d like to add/remove.
  • If submission proves difficult, email the organizers your submission via [email protected] and they’ll upload it for you.
  • All entries will be checked for plagiarism. Submissions found to be plagiarized will be disqualified.

Step 3: Share your submission widely and engage with your readers in the comments.

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