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Universal Pictorial Press Scholarship Awards

Universal Pictorial Press Scholarship Awards - Open to students who have completed a full or part-time, higher education, photographic qualification.

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Universal Pictorial Press & Agency (UPPA), one of the UK’s leading press photo agencies and archives, is delighted to announce the launch of its first annual Scholarship Awards. Open to students who have completed a full or part-time, higher education, photographic qualification, the Awards offer three months’ paid work placement at UPPA’s London offices, to each of three aspiring professional photographers.

The Awards are an unrivalled opportunity for the successful individuals to gain real life experience and practical training. There are three categories of Scholarship, with one place available in each category.

PHOTOJOURNALISM - for individuals who would like to become a press photographer or photojournalist. You will be sent out on press assignments with our staff photographers and on your own.

COMMERCIAL – UPPA has a significant corporate photography practice serving many of the UK’s leading companies. You will assist on some shoots and run others. CREATIVE – largely studio based and requiring excellent computer skills. You will create sets of themed images which will be sold through our Library.

Applications, in the form of a portfolio of no more than 10 printed images, must be received by 15th July 2004 and winners will be announced on 1st September 2004, with the opportunity for the individuals to start work shortly thereafter. Your images should suit the category for which you would like to be considered.

The judging criteria for the Photojournalism and Commercial categories will be visual effectiveness and impact; for Creative, the criteria will be interest and attractiveness.

Judges include: Timothy Bishop, Secretary of the British Press Photographers Association Peter Dare, Director Universal Pictorial Press & Agency Melissa de Witt, Editor of HotShoe International Portfolios should be sent to : UPPA Scholarship Awards 29 – 31 Saffron Hill London EC1N 8SW

Please do not send originals, and enclose postage if you would like your prints returned. For further information, please email contact@uppa.co.uk

Only individuals who have completed their studies within the 12 months prior to the closing date may apply.

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