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Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) Competition for Ugandan Photographers and Photojournalists 2018

Call for submissions for the Uganda Press Photo Award for all photojournalists and photographers 2018.

Application Deadline: 1st August, 2018

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Uganda

To be taken at (country): Uganda

Eligible Categories: Submissions can be entered in six categories:

  1. Daily Life: Images documenting the extraordinary in ordinary or throw a new perspective on everyday life.
  2. Environment: Images including pictures of nature and those documenting the impact man is having on the natural world.
  3. News: Images covering news topics and current affairs.
  4. People: Images, including portraits, that show a person’s likeness, personality and character in their environment.
  5. Sports: Images of everything sports-related: sporting events, sports stars or even a village football match.
  6. Urban: Images documenting the fast changing landscapes in our surroundings brought on by the urban development. Be it on the streets, architecture, the changing or merging ways of life.

About the Award: The 7th Edition of the Uganda Press Photo Award annual photo contest is officially open for your submissions and we wish to invite all Ugandan photojournalists and photographers to participate by submitting their best images.

Offered Since: 2011

Type: Contest/Award


  • The Ugandan Press Photo Award will accept published and unpublished photographs.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 1st2017 and August 1st 2018, and must be submitted by August 1st This will be confirmed via EXIF data.
  • Each entrant can submit up to 3 single images for 3 different categories..
  • Entry is free.
  • In each category, the jury will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rdphotograph(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-Foundation (FES) and the judging panel will not enter into dialogue with entrants.
  • With the submission the photographer agrees to the Terms and Conditions.

Selection Criteria: 

  • Only photographs in digital form will be accepted. There should be no watermarks, identifying marks or names of authors written on the photographs.
  • Each photograph has to be saved as highest quality jpg, at 300 dpi, minimum 3000 pixels on the longer side.
  • Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will not be accepted. Only minimal adjustments are allowed. The organizers reserve the right to ask for unedited images.
  • All photographs should include a caption (short description of who, what, where, when, why. Not more than 50 words per photograph. Include when and where the photograph was first published.) in the EXIF data/metadata.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Competition: The overall winner will receive the grand prize of a CANON EOS 7D MARK II DSLR camera sponsored by Canon. There will be other prizes for the runners up.

Duration of Competition: One month

How to Apply: Upload and Submit your photos here 

Visit Competition Webpage for details

Award Provider: Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA)

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