Young Photographer Award 2022 Open for Submissions

Young Photographer Award 2022 Open for Submissions

Photographers between the ages of 21 and 28 years are invited to participate in the seventh annual Young Photographer Award. This competition is geared towards passionate emerging Ugandan photographers looking to cultivate a career in professional photography.

Awaiting the winner is a Canon M50 MK II body with kit lens and a Canon inkjet printer. The shortlisted photographers will also have the opportunity to participate in our intensive Emerging Photographer Mentorship Programme. During the programme, photographers will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge on photography as well as to develop a long term photography project that, if successful, will be exhibited during the UPPA 2023 exhibition.

How to apply:

Photographers are asked to submit the following:

  • - a motivation letter introducing yourself as well as explaining why you should be considered for the award and the mentorship programme;

  • - a photographic project idea of a long term project that you would like to realise and take on during the mentorship programme. This has to be a realistic and attainable idea as you may have to follow through during the mentorship programme;

  • - a portfolio of 20 jpeg images taken by you, so that we can see your photographic skill in practice.

Remember - images submitted will speak for you and your talent, so be sure to show us a variety of your best work. The images do not have to be part of a singular story.

Jury: Anne Nwakalor - Photo Editor No Wahala (NG/UK), Giovanni Okot - Photographer(UG), Chris Dennis Rosenberg - Photographer (UG), Katie Simmonds - Photographer (UK/AE), Miriam Watsemba - Documentary Photographer (UG)

Note: All submissions must be done online through the Visura platform.

The deadline for all submissions is July 25th, 2022.

Please contact if you have any questions.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

YPA and Emerging Photographer Mentorship Programme are made possible thanks to support from Canon Central and North Africa and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Uganda.


The Uganda Press Photo Award(UPPA) is a platform for photographers and people interested in photography in Uganda and East Africa.
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