Now in their third edition, the Sports Journalists Choice Awards honoured the best performing sports journalists in the land with an awards ceremony held at Route 256 in Lugogo, on Tuesday evening.
At the ceremony, NBS and Daily Monitor journalist Darren Kyeyune was crowned Sports Journalist of the Year. Kyeyune also scooped the accolade for Social Media Sports Journalist of the Year.
The awards are organised every year in a bid to celebrate, and recognise the most outstanding sports journalists in print, photography, digital, Television, and radio throughout the country.
The awards, sponsored by Guinness, a brand with a solid association with sports was graced by sports lovers, journalists, sports administrators and corporates.
Speaking to guests, Leon Sennyange the organiser of the awards congratulated all nominees for making the cut and thanked the different sponsors for getting on board. “We are still in our infant stage and are excited to go on this journey with sports journalists and our sponsors,” he said.
Naturally with Guinness as the event’s sponsor, the frothy drink that is “made of more” was in plenty to keep guests company on the chilly evening.
Here is the winners’ list;
Young Sports Journalist of the Year – Makhum Muziransa (Daily Monitor)
Sports Social Media Journalist of the Year – Allan Darren Kyeyune (Daily Monitor & NBS TV)
Sports News Report of the Year – Amon Ngabo (UBC)
Breakthrough Journalist of the Year – Rose Nakyeyune (Top TV)
Regional Sports Journalist of the Year – Javier S. Omagor(Step Radio – Mbale)
Sports Website of the year – Kawowo Sports
EDWARD GALIWANGO – Sports Photograph of the Year Award – Fred Kiseka (NewVision)
Sport Feature of the year – Abdul N. Semugabi (Daily Monitor)
Female Sports Journalist of the Year – Grace Mbabazi (NBS TV)
Sports Journalist of the Year – Allan Darren Kyeyune (Daily Monitor & NBS TV)