Photographers Association of Kenya (PAK) and PAWA 254 launched the 2016 Kenya Photography Awards on Thursday, March 24, 2016.
Now in its third year, the awards will see photographers submit their photos on the Kenya Photography Awards website between March 24th, 2016 to April 30th, 2016 under 8 different categories.
The awards seek to recognize skill, talent and hard work among professionals and rising photographers in the country. Categories are: News, Sports, Nature, Daily Life, Creative, Portraiture, Most Promising Young Photographer and People’s Choice.
“The awards will go a long way to ensure that we not only appreciate photography as an art but also support and motivate young and upcoming photographers to pursue excellence in this trade,” noted Stephen Nderitu, Chairperson, Photographer’s Association of Kenya.
Gary Knight, the awards chief judge said that last year, they got some really impressive shots. “We will be looking for much more. We encourage all photographers – young and old to participate in this contest and let us see more and more amazing photos this year”, he added.
Below are the timelines for this year’s awards:
Submissions: March 24th, 2016 – April 30th, 2016
Judging: May 2016
Announcement of Nominees: May 30th, 2016
Winner’s announcement: June 2016