Grants & Open Calls
Open Call

Young Photographer Award

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 programme 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.
Accepting submissions: June 16 to August 1, 2020


Anna Kućma
Independent Curator + Director & Founder
Uganda Press Photo Awards / UPPA

Anna Kućma is the director of the Uganda Press Photo Award, a photography platform and annual competition for East Africa. She also works as an independent curator. Born in Krakow, Poland, she holds master degrees in Cultural Policy and... read on

Edward Echwalu
Freelance Photojournalist
CNN African PhotoJournalist of the Year 2012 (1st Runner Up) | Uganda | Africa |

Edward is a documentary photographer and photojournalist with a wealth of experience spanning a decade, having worked across the African continent. As a photojournalist, a writer and blogger, he has covered major and historical events around... read on

Juliette Garms
Programs and Outreach Projects Manager
World Press Photo Foundation

Originally from France, Juliette Garms is currently the Programs and Outreach Projects Manager at the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam.

Ala Kheir

Ala Khier was born in Nyala, Sudan in 1985. Since secondary school photography has been an obsession for him, but 2005 was the real start when he started reading in depth about photography and purchased his first SLR. After returning to Sudan in... read on

Katie Simmonds
Business Development Manager
Canon Central and North Africa

Katie Simmonds is a photographer, visual storyteller and Business Development Manager at Canon Central and North Africa. She is responsible for the development and management of Canon’s industry programs and sustainability initiatives within... read on

Annette Sebba
The Margaret Trowell School of Industrial Design and Fine Art, Makerere University

Annette Sebba is a lecturer at The Margaret Trowell School of Industrial Design and Fine Art, Makerere University, Kampala. Previously, Annette was an Art Director at Adapt TBWA (QG Saatchi & Saatchi) and MAAD Advertising. In the Department... read on