Deadline: August 1st 2021

East African Photography Award 2021 applications are now available. Candidates per year are called upon to share numerous image stories on any theme of their choice, and the judges besides the individual images, they will consider the general story`s standard and significance.

Deadline: August 1st 2021

East African Photography Award was designed to glow a limelight on fact-based photography that centers on people and cultures from the viewpoint of East African natives. Over this they hope to advance and promote the substantiation of the hyper-competitive realities around, and the socio-political, the cultural, environmental and technological issues that affect individuals and societies and the way we live.


Victors are to win canon EOS R with EF 24-105mm lens and many more prizes.


Entry is free.

Available to natives from Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia.

All applicants must have been taken between August 1, 2019, and must be submitted by August 1, 2021. Which will be confirmed via EXIF data.

Photographers should be 18 years and above.

Each applicant can submit up to 2 stories. For each story a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 photographs should be handed in. With each photograph saved with the highest quality jpg, 300 dpi, minimu 3000 px on the longer side.

Members of UPPA, judging committee and any family members cannot enter the contest.

Technical guidelines

Photos that will be digitally changed beyond standard optimisation will not be allowed . The organisers have a right to ask for raw not edited images.

All photos to be submitted should have no watermarks, exhibiting names of authors written on photographs.

Prizes will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd

All photographs should include an explanation (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.

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  • Finish your profile by adding Bio
  • Come up with a story and upload all files to the project. Click here to apply
  • Add submission text as the Story Text (Add Tags, and location as well)
  • Go back to the submission page for the Open Call
  • Highlight your story

For more information about East African Photography Award 2021 , visit the official page.



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