This year’s Uganda Press Photo Awards winners were recently announced, and seven finalists out of a long list of 130 photographers who entered the competition won the respective categories (creative, daily life, nature, news, portrait, sport and story).

Over 1000 images were submitted.

The Uganda Press Photo Award is a platform for people interested in photography, and anyone seeking to record the visual history of this country, to showcase their craft.

Read: Uganda Press Photo Awards: Seven best photographs

The award aims to promote the best of today’s photojournalism in Uganda as well as encouraging a new generation of photographers, and seeks to remind the viewing public of the importance of a vibrant press for democratic development.

The winner’s exhibition will be on display until December 10th at the Uganda Museum in Kampala.

News category finalists

Second place: Pope Francis/Eric Dominic Bukenya

Second place: Pope Francis/Eric Dominic Bukenya

Third place: FDC Presidential Candidate/Colleb Mugume

Third place: FDC Presidential Candidate/Colleb Mugume

Towards the end of February 2016, at the hype of Presidential campaigns Ugandans did crazy things to show support for their respective candidates.In this photograph, FDC supporters ride in a boot of a car on the trail to Kizza Besigye's campaign in Luzira/Mutungo Photo taken in Muting. Honourable mention: Campaign Craze/Jjumba Martin

Towards the end of February 2016, at the hype of Presidential campaigns Ugandans did crazy things to show support for their respective candidates.In this photograph, FDC supporters ride in a boot of a car on the trail to Kizza Besigye’s campaign in Luzira/Mutungo Photo taken in Muting. Honourable mention: Campaign Craze/Jjumba Martin