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On April the 6th 2019, UPR will organize a Meetup / Pop-up race in Utrecht. The meetup is all about meeting/practicing and is for everyone who is going to or plan to participate in the UPR Rotterdam on 8th June.

During the meetup we will organize a real pop-up race with 3 themes and 3 checkpoints. At the end of the day we will look for a nice place in the centre of Utrecht, where we’ll exchange experiences with each other over a drink.

Join us and get yourself ready for race day.

*This event is free to participate.


Meeting Point Utrecht Centraal (Under the cloud)



  • 11:30 - 12:00 Gather at Meeting point Utrecht Centraal

  • 12:00 - 12:15 Explanation pop-up race

  • 12:15 - 18:00 Pop-up race (3 themes en 3 checkpoints)

  • 17:30 - 18:00 Last checkpoint open (18:00 end pop-up race)

  • 18:00 onwards, drinks wint participants

  • Next day before 17:00 - deliver 3 photos per theme (via WeTransfer)

  • Before end of April 2019 announcement best 3 photographers


Participation in the meetup and pop-up race is free. In any case we like to be prepared so we would love to know who’s coming. Please confirm your participation through the registration button on the left (Facebook event) so that we can prepare ourselves better.




We know it’s not about the awards, but we can’t have a winner and not give you nothing, so we’re giving away free entries to the upcoming UPR races.


3 Best Photographers

  • UPR - World ticket for upcoming 2019 races

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Eli Dijkers

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Eli Dijkers (1978) was born and raised in The Netherlands. He graduated from the Academy of Photography in Rotterdam in 2012, after having been awarded a PhD in Pharmacy, Nuclear Medicine and Oncology. Since then he has received many recognitions for his photographic work, including multiple Honourable Mentions at the Black & White Spider Awards, Commended photographer in the Sony World Photography Awards and several Honourable Mentions at the Monochrome awards. He was winner of the Porta Coeli Artist Residency Award at the XIth edition of the International Contemporary Art Biennale of Florence and awarded Ilford MASTER in 2018, together with Sebastião Salgado.

Eli graduated the academy of photography with his interpretation of the city he lives in, Rotterdam, titled Temporal Existence. Post-graduation, he was one out of 12 photographers selected to document the city of Rotterdam. In addition, he is author of the self-published book Enigma, a confronting series of images about daily life on the streets of India. 

The Jury for this Meetup / Pop-up race is a special invite all the way from Rotterdam. Eli Dijkers is a member of the international collective Noise, Pictura, Karmijn and DCP. His work is represented by gallery Deelen Art in Rotterdam.

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