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October 16, 2013

The Uganda Press Photo Award 2013 Winner’s Exhibition

KAMPALA – The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) together with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) are pleased to announce the opening of the Uganda Press Photo Award 2013 Winner’s Exhibition. The opening ceremony and prize-giving will be at 6 pm on Thursday October 17th 2013 at Makerere Art Gallery, Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University. This year’s winners include a large number of freelance photographers from all over Uganda, as well as from the national newspapers.

The award ceremony will be preceded by a public panel discussion on the subject of photojournalism’s role in contemporary society, which will start at 12.00 pm. The discussion is to stimulate debate about the state of photojournalism in Uganda. This year’s discussion is going to look at photojournalism in Uganda throughout the years, and it will embrace the role of photojournalism for society and outline how photojournalism can support empowerment and encourage social change.

The dialogue sets the stage for the official opening of the exhibition, which will include the winners and runners up of the Uganda Press Photo Award, as well as historical images  from photojournalism’s early days in Uganda. Photographers from all over the country submitted their pictures and the exhibition will show some of best Ugandan photojournalism, in a range of fields, from the past year.

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September 12, 2013

Extension Of Deadline – The Uganda Press Photo Award

KAMPALA – The deadline for the prestigious Uganda Press Photo Award has been extended until September 20th, 2013 to allow for a final round of submissions by interested photographers. After a judging session in Nairobi in which the judges awarded prizes in most but not all categories the decision was taken to reopen submissions based on the jury’s feedback, which highlighted the lack of images covering breaking news.

Photographers now have up to September 20th to submit their work in order to be considered for the Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA). The award ceremony will take place in October at the Makerere Art Gallery and is organized by the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) together with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

The winner of the Uganda Press Photo of the Year Award will receive a brand new Nikon D7000 camera, while the best picture in each of the six subcategories will also be awarded. The categories are: News, Daily Life, Sports, Nature, Portraits and Story.

Registration can be done online via www.uppa.fcau.org and is open to all Ugandans of 18 years and above. Almost 100 photographers applied for the 2012 edition of the UPPA, during which Daniel Edyegu (freelance with New Vision) was awarded with the main trophy.

Entries are judged by a professional jury representing all areas of the industry. Among them are experienced news photo editors Carl De Souza (Agence France Presse) and Thomas Mukoya (Thomson Reuters), as well as photography curator Katrin Peters-Klaphake and renowned Kenyan photojournalist Boniface Mwangi.

The FCAU was set up in 2011 and represents not only foreigners but also Ugandans who report for international news agencies. It is committed to contributing to a lively journalism sector in Uganda, and this photojournalism award forms an important pillar of that commitment. The awards are sponsored by the United States Mission in Uganda, Aqua Sipi, Fotogenix and Definition Africa.

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July 29, 2013

Journalists detained in South Sudan

KAMPALA – The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) is concerned about the detention of Ugandan journalists Justin Dralaze and Hillary Ayesiga in Juba, South Sudan.

Dralaze, a FCAU member, was arrested together with his colleague Ayesiga and has been in deten-tion since. They were visiting Juba on assignment for Features Story News.

Their driver, a Ugandan based in Juba was also arrested. Ugandan government officials are working towards their release.

FCAU urges South Sudanese authorities to release them as soon as possible.

FCAU is professional association for Ugandan and foreign journalists, working in Uganda, for foreign news media.

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July 1, 2013

The Uganda Press Photo Award Is Now Open for Entries

KAMPALA – Photographers have up to August 31st to submit their work in order to be considered for the Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA). The award ceremony will take place in October at the Makerere art gallery and is organized by the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) together with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

The winner of the Uganda Press Photo of the Year Award will receive a brand new Nikon D7000 camera, while the best picture in each of the six subcategories will also be awarded. The categories are: News, Daily Life, Sports, Nature, Portraits and Story.

Registration can be done online via www.uppa.fcau.org and is open to all Ugandans of 18 years and above. Almost 100 photographers applied for the 2012 edition of the UPPA, during which Daniel Edyegu (freelance with New Vision) was awarded with the main trophy.

Entries are judged by a professional jury representing all areas of the industry. Among them are experienced news photo editors Carl De Souza (Agence France Presse) and Thomas Mukoya (Thomson Reuters), as well as photography curator Katrin Peters-Klaphake and renowned Kenyan photojournalist Boniface Mwangi.
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June 26, 2013

FCAU to run a series of workshops in photography

KAMPALA – The Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda (FCAU) will run the series of six workshops in photography between 1st and 11th of July to offer training to potential entrants to the Uganda Press Photo Award 2013.

This first series of photography workshops are organized in cooperation with Goethe-Zentrum Kampala, and will cover a range of subjects that were identified as problems during the first edition of the Uganda Press Photo Competition.

The subjects will include: Photoshop basics; How to compose a great image; Storytelling – how to build a narrative; How to promote yourself as a photographer and Archiving, resizing and metadata and will be thought by the members of the FCAU including Edward Echwalu, Tadej Žnidarcic and Will Boase.

“The Uganda Press Photo Award in 2012 was a fantastic success,” said Malcolm Webb, founder and chairperson of the Foreign Correspondents Association. “Both the entrants and everyone who came to visit the exhibition loved it. We’re keen to keep this going, so that photojournalism in Uganda is recognized and rewarded,” Webb added.

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