East African Photography Award

The East African Photography Award 2019

The Uganda Press Photo Award is proud to announce the 2nd annual East African Photography Award, open to all visual storytellers from the Eastern African region.

The UPPAward was conceived with support from the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in 2012 as a competition for Ugandan photojournalists and photographers who work hard and sometimes take great risks so the rest of us can stay informed about what is happening.

The East African Photography Award 2019

The world around us is changing fast, and as creative workers, it is our job to understand and keep up with those changes. Cultural, socio-political, environmental and technological issues affect individuals and societies and the way we live, and the old collides with the new at every turn.

UPPA is excited to see stories that show the region and its people and cultures in a new light. This opportunity is open to any story that has been worked on in the period of the last two years, starting in September 2017 up until the 2019 deadline, and is an opportunity to share their varied perspectives and showcase different and individual identities as East Africans.

Citizens of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda are warmly invited to submit their best photo stories to East African Photography Award.


The winner of the East African Photography Award competition will receive a Canon EOS RP with a 24-105mm lens and a lens adapter sponsored by Canon Central and North Africa and her or his work will be exhibited for one month during the winners’ exhibition in Kampala.

She or he will also be invited to Kampala to participate in the award-giving, the exhibition opening ceremony and the professionals’ week.

How to Submit

Click here to Upload and Submit Your Photos

Please contact info@ugandapressphoto.org if you have any questions.

Deadline: 1st August 2019


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