The 3rd annual Kenya Photography Awards have been launched today. The awards are jointly organized by the Photographers Association of Kenya (PAK) and PAWA 254. The launch also coincides with the opening of the submission phase which starts today March 24th 2016 to April 30th 2016.

Kenyan photographers can submit their photos for consideration by judges here in 8 categories. They will need to create an account or login (if they already have an account) before submitting their photos.

The categories of the competition are:

  1. News
  2. Sports
  3. Nature
  4. Daily Life
  5. Creative
  6. Portraiture
  7. Most Promising Young Photographer
  8. People’s Choice

After the submission phase closes, the judges will deliberate and announce nominees in the different categories. Below is the full timeline of 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

Last year’s winners of the Kenya Photography Awards included: Thomas Mukoya, Alice Oldenburg, John Wambugu, Peter Ndung’u and Siegmund Kamau.