Uganda Press Photo Award 2017 (Win A Canon EOS 7D MARK 2 DSLR Camera)
The Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) 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 award’s aim is to promote the best of today’s photojournalism in Uganda, supporting visual literacy as well as encouraging a new generation of photographers by focusing on photographic education through our programs. It also seeks to remind the viewing public of the importance of a vibrant press for democratic development.
About the Uganda Press Photo Award 2017
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.
Submissions can be entered in seven categories:
- Creative: Images depicting an artistic approach to photography.
- Daily Life: Photographs that document the extraordinary in ordinary or throw a new perspective on everyday life.
- Nature: Photographs of the natural world, including landscape, environmental photography, and wildlife.
- News: Images covering news topics and current affairs.
- Portraits: Images that show a person’s likeness, personality, and character in their environment.
- Sports: Images of everything sports-related: sporting events, sports stars or even a village football match.
- Story: 4 to 10 images. Any of the above categories may be used as a theme for a story entry, but images submitted should show a clear narrative that is improved, not diluted by the inclusion of multiple images.
Rules & Submission Guidelines
- The Uganda Press Photo Award will accept published and unpublished photographs.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 1st, 2016 and September 1st, 2017, and must be submitted by September 1st, 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 Uganda Press Photo Award 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.
- 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.