Uganda's photo-journalist John Batanudde admires one of the staures

Celebrated sports photographer John Batanudde was named as the most outstanding in the sports category during the 2020 Uganda Photographers Union Awards.

The development was confirmed during the Uganda Photographers awards for the year 2020, dubbed as the lockdown edition.

Batanudde is a seasoned sports photographer who diligently works for the Daily Monitor and Kawowo Sports.

He has covered virtually all the sports disciplines and events domestically and on the international scene.

“This is a great feat. I am overwhelmed for the award as best sports photographer” Batanudde exclaimed.

Action between Impis and Rhinos during the Uganda Rugby Premiership. This is one of John Bataundde’s work

Batanudde has covered international tournaments as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt among others.

He covers virtually the sports disciplines that therein exist in Uganda as football, motorsport, netball, hockey, cricket, boxing, badminton, rugby, swimming, athletics, squash, basketball, golf, pool, chess, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis,  among others.

Rally cars during a sprint competition (Credit: John Batanudde).
Bright Stars against Wakiso Giants
Hockey action at the Lugogo Hockey Play ground (Credit: John Batanudde) Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
Shadi Musa (Red) punches an opponent during the national championships at Lugogo (Credit: John Batanudde) Credit: John Batanudde

Legendary photographer Peter Busomoke (R.I.P) won the photography honory award.

The Xcy Events company clinched two awards with Christopher Galukande taking the corporate category as Trek Uthaifa clinched the Kwanjula group.

Other winners included Edward Watson (Lifestyle), Hamza Karizma (committed photographer), Gray photography (upcoming), Alex Esagala (News), Oscar Ntege (Motivational) and Musa Mayanja (headshots) among others.

The Uganda Photographers Awards Union organizes these awards annually.

All Winners:

  • John Batanudde – Sports
  • Peter Busomoke (R.I.P) – Honory
  • Emmanuel Manzi (Dynamic) – Outstanding
  • Ivan Kimera (Kimera Photography) – Wedding
  • Sharif Sseguya (Path Frames) – Kuhingira
  • James Lubinga (Paramount pictures) – Influential photographer
  • Musa Mayanja (Trace) – Head shots
  • Molfese Giulio – Fashio
  • Ivan Sebumma – Wildlife
  • Trek Uthaifa (Xcy Events) – Kukyala (Nikka)
  • Gray Photography – Upcoming
  • Mehul Kanani Photography – Food (Hotel)
  • Walters Keys (Walter Photography) – Conceptual
  • Alex Esagala – News
  • Oscar Ntege – Motivational
  • Eric Dominic Bukenya – Influential
  • Nassir Nasser Photography (NNP) – Product (Brand)
  • Edward Watson – Lifestyle
  • John Kiyinji (Solvers Ug) – Smart photographer
  • Daville Mutabazi (Daville Pictures) – Most organized photographer
  • Hamza Karizma (KarizmaUg) – Most Committed photographer
  • Nelly Salvator Photopgraphy -Boudoir
  • Martin Jumba – Community
  • Sammie Luswata (Sammie Photography) – Outdoor shoots

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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