Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award

Join me for an amazing 10 days in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

We are happy to announce the launch of this year’s Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award (TAPSA) for all photographers who are interested in travel and documentary photography.

The award will be offered to a total of 5 photographers who have entered a selection of photographs that represent the best of their work shot within the last 3 years.  This portfolio of up to 10 images can comprise one or more stories of at least 5 images,  a selection of single images or both single images and a story together.  

Entries will be judged solely by myself.  I will be looking for those photographers showing the most ingenuity and originality as well as photographic excellence in both image making and story telling.

Qoyllur Rit’i by Chris Roche. TAPSA 2017 winner.

The five winners will receive a ten day travel package to Sharjah, UAE including a five day location Workshop lead by myself, commencing on Friday 16th November 2018. Winners will also receive entry to Xposure Festival and all auditorium and seminar sessions during the festival days 21st – 24th November 2018.  Winners will also join me for all private functions and events during the festival and present their work live on stage in Xposure’s main auditorium.

Accommodation will be provided at a luxury hotel in Sharjah including all meals during your stay.


Presenting TAPSA2017 winners at Xposure Photography Festival

Criteria for Submissions:

Images should have been taken by you within the last three years.

Each image should be recognisable as travel or documentary photography.

Images should be submitted in JPG format and have at least 2700px along the widest side with a minimum file size of 2mb and max of 5mb.

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Tusheti by Magdalena Konik. TAPSA 2017 winner.

How to enter:

Enter up to 10 images which together comprise a portfolio that you feel best reflects a broad representation of your current travel or documentary work.

To apply: Register online from 11th May 2018 and submit your photography shot within the last three years, together with a short description for each shot.

The competition platform will close at midnight on 30th September 2018
Announcement of the 5 scholarship recipients will be made on or around 7th October 2018

Mennonite Boy by Ana Caroline de Lima. TASPA 2017 winner.

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To enter TAPSA 2018 click here: 

Entries are closed for this year.  If you would like to enter next year’s scholarship, please fill out the form below and we will add you to our mailing list. We release details of all our projects, expeditions & workshops via this list before announcing them publicly. We will never reveal your data to anyone else and you can unsubscribe from the list at any time. Many thanks.

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Shooting from a hot air balloon during TAPSA 2017