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About the Awards

The Kenya Photography Awards is an annual event organized by the Photographers’ Association of Kenya (P.A.K.) and PAWA254 to recognize skill, talent and hard work among professional and upcoming photographers in Kenya. Photographers submit their work in nine main categories, selected to cover diverse areas of interest.



The Kenya Photography awards 2016 competition has six main categories from which photographers can submit entries: News, Daily Life, Sports, Creative, Nature, and Portraiture. Over and above that, judges shall select Young Photographer of the Year and a shortlist for the People’s Choice (online vote). The overall winner shall be crowned the Photographer of the Year 2016.


Special Categories

The ‘Young Photographer of the Year’ shall be determined by the judges from the 10 best photographers in the 18-24 year bracket. This means there are no direct submissions to this category. The same applies to ‘The People’s Choice‘ category. The judges will shortlist 10 entries from all submissions and subject them to an online vote.

Kenya Photography Awards 2015 – Souvenir Book