The Muwado #Stories4Health Writing Competition 2020

Through the 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.

Muwado is an acronym for Mutabani wa Doctor, a childhood nickname for Nuwagaba Roland Byagaba, a developer/writer/entrepreneur of some repute. Mutabani wa Doctor basically means Doctor’s son in the Luganda language. What started out as a harmless journal entry in a saturated blogosphere eventually metamorphosed into the social network it is today with room for further growth and development.

Muwado #Stories4Health Writing Competition

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.


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


  • 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.

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 Apply

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 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.

Deadline: 30th June 2020


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