Founded in 2012, the Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) is the longest-running photography competition in Uganda and is only open to Ugandans. Each year, the winner takes home professional DSLR cameras, as well as the opportunity to showcase their work in our annual exhibition and publications which features some of the best visual storytellers Uganda has to offer. PAST EDITIONS
EAST AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
The annual East African Photography Award (EAPA) is open to citizens from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Each year entrants are invited to share multi-image stories on any topic that they find interesting, and the judges look not only at the individual images but also at the overall story's quality and relevance. The Award was created to shine a spotlight on documentary photography that focuses on people and cultures from the perspective of East African citizens. Through this, we hope to promote and encourage the documentation of the fast-changing realities around us, and the cultural, socio-political, environmental, and technological issues that affect individuals and societies and the way we live.
The Young Photographer Award is an educational award geared towards passionate emerging photographers looking to cultivate a career in documentary photography or photojournalism. The winner of the competition receives a DSLR camera and, together with the runners-up, gets an opportunity to participate in an intensive Mentorship Programme. The program is designed to give young photographers a chance to learn more about photography with our Bootcamp course as well as developing a documentary photography project under the guidance of an industry professional. The photographic outcomes of the mentees are exhibited in Kampala.