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Get yourself a ticket while you can, early birds go out fast! You can now get tickets to just one event, both, or go crazy and do all the UPR cities at a discount. After you buy your first ticket you will receive a confirmation mail, in it you will find a discount code for your next ticket. Also... don't miss out on the opportunity to get an UPR t-shirt, you can add them to your ticket purchase when you checkout.

Ticket prices

Early bird ticket 15€ + 1,84€
Normal ticket 20€ + 2,04€
Late ticket 25€ + 2,26€
Day ticket 30€
Second event ticket 30% discount
Ticket add-on UPR T-shirt 9,45€

UPR AMS DAY EVENT (16/06/2018)

Now in it's 8th edition, the flagship event of the Urban Photo Race Amsterdam continues to challenge your perspective in every way. This year we'll be exploring some new corners of the city and challenge you with new and intriguing themes. Remember, creativity is the key.

The UPR AMS is a well know photo marathon event in Amsterdam. It lasts 12 hours, during which you will receive 6 themes (handed out at different checkpoints) and deliver a set of 18 photos (3 photos per theme) by the end of the day. It starts at 10:00 at CP1 and closes at 22:00 at CP4. The first 3 checkpoints will be open for 1 hour and you need to be present in all of them to get your Badge ID stamped for validation. CP4 is where you submit your photos to the UPR organization, this one will be open from 19:00 till 22:00.

For more about the UPR please read the RULES and the F.A.Q..

Starting location: T.B.A.

UPR AMS NIGHT EVENT (21/04/2018)

The UPR AMS Night edition is a short version of the main event. It lasts 6 hours, during which you will receive 3 themes and deliver 9 photos (3 photos per theme). The concept is the same as the other UPR events but in this one we will start at 18h and finish at 24h. It is also mandatory to deliver the photos by mail using WeTransfer or other service alike.

There will be 2 checkpoints in which you will receive new themes and get your Badge ID stamped. After the last checkpoint you are free to continue shooting or start editing your photos. Remember that we need to receive your photos on our mailbox by 23:59 of that same day the latest.

For more about the UPR please read the RULES and the F.A.Q..

Starting location: T.B.A.





It's not all about the awards, but in case you need some extra motivation, there's about 2200€ worth of awards here.

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Whether you're a veteran or a rookie be sure to study our previous events and practise some quick shooting, it will come in hand when you're racing against the clock. Please read our information documents for a good understanding of our event, specially if this is your first time.

On the race day you will receive a package with several items in it, they include:

  • Participant Badge / ID

  • Race info / City map

  • Theme card (with the first themes)

  • UPR wrist band

  • UPR pin + stickers 

If you have questions, check first the FAQ for answers, if you can't find what you are looking for, just write us an email.

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Our 2018 jury is handpicked for their keen eye and individual photographic background, they will go at your photos from all angles.

Our jury elements are a very photography active bunch, they are photographers, educators, gear geeks… you have it all!  Please check out their work and learn more about them.

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Bas Losekoot

Is a Dutch-born artist and photographer, concerned with socio-cultural issues in cities around the world. Working with cinematic apparatus, he is challenging our understanding of reality in everyday city-life as well as the limited narrative potential of representations of truth in documentary photography.

With an intuitive eye, he visualizes the human experience in modern megacities. His practice combines concepts of mobility, social geography and the cinematic. Bas Losekoot holds a BA in Fine Art Photography from the Royal Academy of the Arts in The Hague and recently graduated for an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. His work has been exhibited widely in galleries and at festivals including New York Photo Festival, Voies-Off/Les Rencontres d’Arles and Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam. The Urban Millennium Project is published in a variety of international media including The New Yorker, Die Zeit, Volkskrant, CNN Editions, GUP, IMA Magazine and the British Journal of Photography.

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Kjell Leknes

He’s the manager of Amsterdam Photo Club; a fast growing local photography community with over 4.000 members.

As a stock photographer and former community leader at Shutterstock, his photography focuses on creating high quality images using the latest photography trends that are in demand.

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Marc Driessen

Studied portrait and documentary photography at the  Amsterdam Photo Academy, where he graduated with honors in 2008.  Since graduating, he’s been a steady freelance photographer for the  Dutch daily newspaper, Het Parool, and works for international titles such as El Pais and Le Monde, as well as a variety of commercial clients.

His photography distinguishes itself through an honest, straightforward way of working, always looking for an unforced combination of form and moment. In his subjects, Marc works from a connection with the street, looking for authentic people and their relation to their environment, sometimes at the edges of society but also with a deep interest in the multicultural aspects of our communities. Marc photographs his subjects with the ultimate goal of creating soulful, intimate and timeless images.

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Jaap van den Beukel

By origin a photographer, but since already a few years also working as a filmmaker.

He is mainly engaged into documentary and portraits. A recent project has been the outdoor exhibition ‘Our Grid’ in Amsterdam about groups of teenagers in IJburg.

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