Uganda Press Photo Award

What is it?

The Uganda Press Photo Award was created to recognize the individuals who record the visual history of this country, working tirelessly and sometimes taking great risk so that the rest of us can stay informed about what is happening.

The award aims to promote the best of today’s photojournalism in Uganda as well as encouraging a new generation of photographers. It also seeks to remind the viewing public of the importance of a vibrant press for democratic development.

The Uganda Press Photo Award was conceived by the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

What’s in it for you?

The winner of the main prize, the Uganda Press Photo of the Year Award, will receive a Nikon D300s camera sponsored by the U.S. Mission to Uganda to enable them to continue their valuable work with the right tools for the job.

Other prizes will be awarded to winners of all categories, and are generously supported by Definition Africa.

The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda also supports a program of free training sessions for photographers, with all lessons taught by internationally recognized photographers.



Photojournalism Workshop 2014

July 23, 2014

With the generous support of the U.S. Mission in Kampala the FCAU was able to run a series of two workshops for professional photojournalists earlier […]


UPPA 2014 open for entries

July 1, 2014

The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) together with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) are pleased to announce that the Uganda Press Photo Award is now […]


UPPA 2013 winners announced

October 17, 2013

FCAU and FES announce the winners of the Uganda Press Photo Award 2013. The award has been won by Drake Ssentongo for his picture of the aftermath of a fuel tanker crash on the Jinja road.


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