Uganda Press Photo Award
Open Call: Human
Open Call


A single image category related to anything to do with humanity and mankind.

A maximum of 3 images are allowed to be submitted in this category.
Deadline: August 1, 2023

Status: Closed


August 1, 2023 (11:59 PM, EST)


Submissions are closed.

Brief & Application Procedure

  • FOTEA/EAPA will accept published and unpublished photographs.
  • All submissions are made via an image uploaded via the Visura platform.
  • The contest is restricted to citizens of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, 18 years of age or older.
  • All entries must have been taken between August 1st 2022 and August 1st 2023, and must be submitted by August 1st 2023. This will be confirmed via EXIF data.
  • Each entrant can submit up to 3 single images into any of the 3 different categories.
  • In each category, the jury will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photograph(s). Prizes will be awarded for each place. 
  • One photograph will be selected as the Single Image East African Photo of the year and the author of that photograph will receive the main prize. 
  • The jury reserves the right not to award any or all prizes. All decisions by the jury will be final. 
  • By entering the competition the photographer confirms that they are the original author of the image(s) and that they own the rights to all the images they enter into this competition, or if they are an employee of a media organisation they have all necessary permissions from their organisation.
  • Winning entries with explicit permission from the photographer can be part of our annual exhibition. 
  • Employees of FOTEA/UPPA, Visura, the judging panel and any family members cannot enter the contest.
  • Employees of the FOTEA/UPPA and the judging panel will not enter into dialogue with entrants with regard to submissions. 
  • With the submission the photographer agrees to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Only photographs in digital form will be accepted. There should be no watermarks, identifying marks or names of authors written on the photographs.
  • Make sure for each photograph submitted you have a printable copy saved as highest quality jpg, at 300 dpi, minimum 3000 pixels on the longer side.
  • Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will not be accepted. Only minimal adjustments are allowed. The organisers reserve the right to ask for unedited images.
  • All photographs should include a caption (short description of who, what, where, when, why. Not more than 50 words per photograph. Include when and where the photograph was first published) in the EXIF data/metadata.

    Jury: Paul Botes - Photo Editor, The Continent (SA); Sarah Gilbert - Photo Editor, The Guardian (UK); Luis Tato - Photo Editor AFP (JP/KE), Niamh Tracey - Curator FORMAT Festival (UK); Asha Iman Veal - Associate Curator, The Museum of Contemporary Photography (US)