Young Photographer Award 2018

Deadline: 15 July 2018
Open to: photographers between the ages of 18 and 25 years
Award: Canon EOS 1300D kit


This competition is geared towards passionate emerging photographers looking to cultivate a career in documentary photography or photojournalism but lacking the tools to realize their vision.


Photographers between the ages of 18 and 25 years.


The winner will receive a Canon EOS 1300D kit sponsored by Canon, as well as the opportunity to participate in an intensive, seven month Mentorship Programme, during which the photographer will have a chance to develop a documentary photography project that, if successful, will be exhibited during the UPPA 2019.

How to Apply?

Before applying, please read the  Terms and Conditions.

In order to apply, please log in here.

Photographers are also asked to submit the following:

  • a motivation letter introducing yourself as well as explaining why you should be considered for the award and the mentorship programme;
  • a photographic project idea of a long term project that you would like to realize and take on during the mentorship programme. This has to be a realistic and attainable idea as you may have to follow through during the mentorship programme;
  • a portfolio of 20 jpeg images taken by you. Anything to the contrary is grounds for disqualifications. Remember – images submitted will speak for you and your talent, so be sure to show your best work.

For more information please visit the official website.