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f2 Foto Residency Opportunity

The FOTEA Foundation under the Uganda Press Photo Award is partnering up with F2 Foto Festival in Dortmund, Germany to award one promising Ugandan documentary photographer with the opportunity to undertake a 2-month paid residency in Dortmund, from May 1st to June 30th of 2021. The resident will work towards accomplishing a documentary project on the topic of Identity. This project will form part of the festival exhibition, which will take place from June 17th to June 27th 2021.
Deadline: August 1, 2020

Terms & Conditions


By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless FOTEA Foundation, Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) and each and all of their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their submissions to the Uganda Press Photo Award, competition-related activities and/or the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.UPPA assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms. UPPA is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading, or downloading of any materials related to the UPPA.


By submitting the photographs to this open call you agree and acknowledge the following terms and conditions. These terms and conditions of use constitute a legal agreement between you and FOTEA/UPPA. Please read the agreement before submitting your work. By submitting your work, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Submissions are accepted up until the deadline of August 1st 2020.

The winner will be notified by email at their email of record. Winners will be announced to the public on the website, social media and in media releases.

The Open Call is open to all photographers who are citizens of Uganda. 

The photographer retains the copyright to all material submitted to UPPA.Photo submissions must be original photos created by the photographer, and must not contain any elements that are protected by someone else’s copyright or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights (except as expressly permitted below).

If the photograph contains any person, material or element that is subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the publication, exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these official rules without additional compensation. If any person, from whom a release is required, is under the age of consent in the state in which they reside, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.

UPPA is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete or misdirected entries. Entries are void if UPPA determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, obtained through fraud or theft or in violation of any of the terms and conditions contained herein.

Participants also agree to be bound by these rules; that the decisions of the judges are final on all matters relating to the UPPA and finalists; and if he/she wins, that UPPA and her partners and sponsors may each winner’s name and photograph in any publicity, exhibitions or advertising relating to the UPPA competition or future promotions without compensation or approval.

If for any reason the open call or residency is not capable of running as planned due to causes beyond the control of the organizers that may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this open call, UPPA reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the open call. If the organizers elect to cancel or terminate the Open Call, the organizers will not retain any rights to the submitted photographs.

Residency will be awarded at the discretion of the judging panel and is non-transferable. 

UPPA was conceived in 2012 with support from Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) with the initial purpose of promoting and supporting photojournalism in Uganda. Over the years its function has expanded to encompass more of an educational role by providing photography trainings, portfolio reviews and a host of other activities geared towards fostering a new breed of visual storytellers in Uganda. 

This expansion necessitated the establishment of the FOTEA Foundation in 2016 as an umbrella organisation to support the growing capacity, with UPPA being the major of its satellite activities, along with the Young Photographers’ Award and the Emerging Photographer Mentorship Programme and East African Photography Award. 
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