Drake Ssentongo Wins Top Uganda Photo Award

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[Uganda Photo Contest]

The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) together with Freidrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) is pleased to announce that the Uganda Press Photo Award 2013 has been won by Drake Ssentongo for his picture of the aftermath of a fuel tanker crash on the Jinja road.

The full list of winners can be found at the bottom of this page. The UPPA’s opening ceremony and prize-giving was held at 6pm on Thursday October 17th 2013 at Makerere Art Gallery, Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University. This year's winners included a large number of freelance photogra-phers from all over Uganda, as well as from the national newspapers.

The award ceremony was preceded by a public panel discussion on the subject of photojournalism’s role in contemporary society. The dialogue set the stage for the official opening of the exhibition, which include the winners and runners up of the Uganda Press Photo Award, as well as historical images from photojournalism’s early days in Uganda.

The event was attended by most of Uganda’s working photographers, along with AFP’s chief photographer for East Africa Carl De Souza and South Africa’s inspirational Santu Mafokeng. Photographers from all over the country submitted their pictures and the exhibition showed some of the best Ugandan photojournalism in a range of fields, from the past year. The exhibition will be open to the public until November 7th.

The Uganda Press Photo Award 2013 was supported by the US Mission in Uganda, Aqua Sipi, Definition and Fotogenix Ltd. FCAU expresses thanks to the sponsors for their involvement.

More information is available at the newly updated and redesigned Uganda Press Photo Award page of the FCAU website www.uppa.fcau.org

For further information about Freidrich Ebert Stiftung please, email info@fes-uganda.org, or phone 0414345535.

For more information about the UPPA: Anna Kućma 0775-835324 anna.kucma@fcau.org

For more information on FCAU: Arne Doornebal 0773-446101 arne.doornebal@gmail.com

Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda (FCAU), PO Box 7620, Kampala, Uganda, info@fcau.orgwww.fcau.org

FCAU is a chapter of the Foreign Correspondents Association of East Africa (FCAEA)

List of Winners of the UPPA 2013

Drake Ssentongo - The Uganda Press Photo of the Year and 1st Prize News

Abubaker Lubowa – 2nd Prize News

Jjumba Marin – 1st Prize Daily Life

Simon Naulele – 2nd Prize Daily Life

Abubaker Lubowa – 3rd Prize Daily Life

Papa Shabani – Honourable Mention Daily Life

Abdul Kinyenya Muyingo - Honourable Mention Daily Life

Michael Nsubuga – 1st Prize Sport

Papa Shabani - 2nd Prize Sport

Kibibi Emmanuel - 3rd Prize Sport

Matthias Mugisha - 1st Prize Nature

Matthias Mugisha - 2nd Prize Nature

Emmanuel Ibolit - 3rd Prize Nature

Eddie Ssejjoba - 1st Prize Portrait

David Gonahas - 2nd Prize Portrait

Abubaker Lubowa - 3rd Prize Portrait

Papa Shabani - Honorable Mention Portrait

Enock Kakande - Honorable Mention Portrait

Drake Ssentongo - 1st Prize Story

Paul Watala - 2nd Prize Story

Abdul Kinyenya Muyingo - 3rd Prize Story

Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar - Honorable Mention Story

 

 

 

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