Photo Competition: Show us your African landscapes

DEADLINE: 5 August 2018

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Capture Africa’s landscapes through your lens!

Degradation affects about 50 million hectares of land in Africa, which now faces perhaps the toughest ecological test of any continent. But African people are rising up to the challenge, finding new ways to work together, adapt and innovate.

This year, the GLF Nairobi 2018 event aims to inspire action around Africa’s degraded landscapes by highlighting successful restoration stories on the ground.

Showing the diversity and complexity of Africa’s landscapes is key to driving this critical conversation and we need you!

Put Africa’s landscapes into the spotlight: be it the savannahs or mountains, wildlife or concrete jungles, human portraits, traditions or innovative restoration or your backyard! All angles are welcome.

The winner will walk away with a USD 500 cash prize and receive global visibility across digital and social coverage with due credit. We will showcase the winning photos at the GLF Nairobi event, held at the UN Environment campus and attended by policy makers, private sector companies, organizations, press, youth, and community groups.

DEADLINE to SUBMIT: 5 August 2018

Once applications are closed, online voting will be open between 8-15 August 2018.
Winner and runner-ups to be announced on 21 August 2018.

For inquiries and further information on competition and submissions, please contact us here.

For competition details and guidelines, see below.


Who can participate?

The competition is open to anyone and everyone, whether you are a photo enthusiast or a professional photographer.

Photo Evaluation

Online audiences votes will decide the most popular photos. From these, a panel of handpicked experts will chose the winner and runner-ups.

How to submit photos?

To participate, upload your photos here.
Upload the photos along with a title, the contributor’s name and a short description of the location and subject, keeping African landscapes in focus.

Prizes and Outcomes

The winner will receive USD 500.
The most popular photos voted online will be featured throughout GLF Nairobi , as well as on GLF social media networks during and following the conference.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting photos to the competition, contributors agree to a creative commons, attribution, non-commercial share-alike license (BY-NC-SA). Competition organizers will use winning photos for event materials and exhibition at Forum events. Contributors do not have permission to use these pieces for commercial purposes.

Contributors who work for the media are required to attach an authorization signed by a representative of the media company employing them. This authorization should state that the organizers of the contest have permission to publish the author’s piece from the media outlet in which the photo originally appeared.