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The Uganda Press Photo Awards (UPPA 2013) Is back

“The Uganda Press Photo Award Is back and  now open for Entries.  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 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.”

For more information about the UPPA:
Anna Kućma
+256 (0) 775-835324 or
For more on FCA Uganda:
Arne Doornebal
+211 956-304218 / From the 6th of July: 0772-446101 or
Twitter: @FCAUganda



Old Toms Lens 2012 in review

The WordPress team  prepared a 2012 annual report for Old Toms Lens and this is what they had. Its a humble beginning for me but also very humbling experience as I pursue my dream of being a Professional Photographer. You can read the full report by clicking on the link below. A special Thanks to all my friends and Family mentors and Clients. 2012 was a wonderful year and it was all because of you.


Click here to see the complete report.