Universal Pictorial Press & Agency (UPPA), one of the UKs 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 UPPAs 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 UKs 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
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.
Timothy Bishop, Secretary of the British
Press Photographers Association
Peter Dare, Director Universal Pictorial Press
Melissa de Witt, Editor of HotShoe International
Portfolios should be sent to :
UPPA Scholarship Awards
29 31 Saffron Hill
Please do not send originals, and enclose postage if you would like your prints
returned. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Only individuals who have completed their studies within the 12 months prior
to the closing date may apply.