By Florence K. Kyohangirwe
The 2019 Uganda Press Photo Award Competitions are still open for submission but only for a limited time as they close in 3 days.
All Ugandan photojournalists and photographers are called upon to participate in the seventh annual photo contest and to submit their best work for the Upcoming awards. Participants will stand a chance to win a CANON EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR which will come with an EF 24-70 as well as the opportunity to showcase their work in our annual exhibition which features some of the best visual storytellers Uganda has to offer. Participants can submit their images (published or unpublished) to six varied categories: News, Daily Life, Environment, People, Sports & Urban.
This year also sees the return the East African Photography Award (EAPA), which invites citizens of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to share their photo essays documenting the rapidly changing world around us. From cultural, socio-political, environmental or technological issues affecting individuals or societies and the way we live to more personal, long term stories, we hope to see visual storytelling that is challenging perspectives and opinions. The stories submitted should show a clear narrative that is improved, not diluted, by the inclusion of multiple images. The winner of the EAPA will be taking home a Canon EOS RP 80D with a 24-105mm lens and a lens adapter, and will be invited for the award-giving ceremony and professionals’ week taking place in Kampala in October 2019.
The UPPA and EAPA will be judged by an international jury composed of photography professionals including: Yasuyoshi Chiba, Georgina Goodwin, Jide Adenyi-Jones, Frédéric Noy, Cynthia Matonhdze, Lekgetho Makola among others.
Deadline for submission to both the Uganda Press Photo Award and the East African Photography Award is 1st August 2019.