Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award

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

Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award

The Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award (TAPSA) is for all photographers who are interested in travel and documentary photography. 

At TAPSA, we aim to highlight the work of lesser known photographers or those who we feel deserve a larger platform for their work.  All entries are free and open to photographers of any nationality or age.

The award will be offered to a total of 5 photographers. Winners will be drawn from the pool of 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. 

A short film about TAPSA 2018

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 recipient

The five winners will receive a ten day travel package to Sharjah, UAE including a five day location Workshop lead by myself (Dates will be finalised later in the year due to COVID-19). Winners will also receive entry to Xposure International Photography Festival and all auditorium and seminar sessions during the festival days.  Winners will also join me for all private functions and events during the festival, present their work live on stage in Xposure’s main auditorium and have their work included in the TAPSA Exhibition at Xposure. Winners will also receive a private portfolio review with one of the world’s leading photography experts.

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

Presenting TAPSA 2017 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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“The Lonely North” by Sergey Parshukov, 2019 recipient

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“Who Am I – Uncertain Identity” by Sharafat Ali, 2018 recipient

How to enter:

Entry is FREE to all photographers. 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.

Entries for TAPSA are currently Closed.

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“Tamed Tuskers” by Senthil Kumaran, 2019 recipient

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Presenting 2018 winner Ranita Roy to Sir Don McCullin in the TAPSA gallery at Xposure Photography Festival

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