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06 July 2017

Uganda Press Photo Award Competition Scholarship Positions 2017 2018




The 2017 Uganda Press Photo Award Competition is Open for Submissions!

The Uganda Press Photo Award invites all professional & non- professional Ugandan photojournalists and photographers to participate in the 6th annual photo contest. With a 1st September 2017 submission deadline, you are invited to submit your best work in a bid to win a CANON EOS 7D MARK II DSLR camera and a chance to showcase your work amongst the best photography, and yourself among the best visual storytellers Uganda has to offer.

An international panel of judges with years of photography experience will deliberate on which images stand out and best showcase the events of the past year. To cater to the different photography interests and not limit the competition to only press photography, the award has 7 categories from which participants can choose to submit their published or unpublished work: News, Daily Life, Creative, Portrait, Sports, Nature & Story.

To submit follow this link. Winners in all categories will receive prizes and they will be announced during the award–giving and exhibition opening ceremony on October 26th.

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Who May Enter

The UPPA competition is open to all photographers from 18 years of age who are citizens of
Uganda. Members of UPPA & Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda, the judging panel
, and any family members cannot enter the contest.

The Award

The winner of the main prize, the Uganda Press Photo of the Year Award, receives a CANON sponsored DSLR camera and kit. The prizes awarded are tools of the trade that we hope can enable the winners to continue their work and hone their skills.

The winners also get exposure as the award looks to shine a spotlight on the winning images with a month long exhibition as well as in media both online and in print. 2017 saw UPPA take part in the Images of Current Affairs | Press Photography and Archives in Africa exhibition at the Basel University Library from 28 April – 26 August.

Rules & Submission Guidelines

  • The Ugandan Press Photo Award will accept published and unpublished photographs.
  • The contest is restricted to Ugandan citizens, 18 years of age or older.
  • All entries must have been taken between September 1, 2016, and September 1, 2017, and must be submitted by September 1, 2017. This will be confirmed via EXIF data.
  • Each entrant can submit up to 3 single images for 3 different categories and up to 2 stories. For each story, a minimum of 4, and a maximum of 10 photographs should be submitted.
  • Entry is free.
  • In each category, the jury will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd photograph(s). Prizes will be awarded for each place.
  • One photograph will be selected as the Uganda Press Photo of the year and the author of that photograph will receive the main prize.
  • The jury reserves the right not to award any or all prizes. All decisions by the jury will be final.
  • By entering the competition the photographer confirms that they own the rights to all the images they enter into this competition, or if they are an employee of a media organization they have all necessary permissions from their organization, and grant the competition organisers permission to reproduce any submitted images for the purposes of promoting this competition, including but not limited to website, posters and catalogue.
  • Winning entries will be printed and will form part of an exhibition.
  • Members of Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU), the judging panel and any family members cannot enter the contest.
  • FCAU, Friedrich-Ebert-Fundation (FES) and the judging panel will not enter into dialogue with entrants.
  • With the submission, the photographer agrees to the Terms and Conditions.

Scholarship Link

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