Photo Competition: GLF Africa 2022

Capturing life and beauty of Africa


GLF Africa 2022: Capturing life and beauty of Africa

Send us your best photos of African landscapes and their communities

Photographers from all over the world, prepare your cameras. We’re now accepting applications for the GLF Africa 2022 Photo Competition. Whether you’re a professional or amateur, nature or urban photographer, we’d love to see your perspective on the beauty and richness of this great continent. 

Take us on a visual journey across the African continent through your camera lenses – from Algeria’s Sahara desert to South Africa’s busy urban skylines, from local communities restoring their land to youth and women creating local solutions and opportunities.

Entries will be accepted until 10 May. Finalists will be announced on 20 May, with the winners announced in June.

Good luck, and we look forward to receiving your submissions!

Prizes

  • Cash prizes of USD 400 (1st place), USD 300 (2nd place) and USD 200 (popular vote).
  • A  spread and interview in Landscape News.
  • A showcase at the GLF Africa 2022 Digital Conference.

Eligibility

  • The GLF Africa Photo Competition is open to anyone aged 18 or above, whether you’re a photo enthusiast or a professional photographer.
  • By submitting the photo, the participant guarantees that their participation follows the rules and agrees with the terms of this competition.
  • Photos that have previously won other photographic competitions will not be considered.

How to participate

  • To participate, upload your photo here.
  • Each photograph is a single entry.
  • The uploaded file must include the photo’s title and the contributor’s name and contact information, including email address, social media handles (if applicable) and a caption listing the subject and location.

Selection

All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges selected by the GLF, who will shortlist up to 25 photos from all eligible submissions received during the competition period. Finalists will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity (30%)
  • Photographic quality (30%)
  • Composition (30%)
  • Execution of theme (10%)

The GLF will publish the finalist photos on its online platforms. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite photos, and the submission that receives the most votes will receive the ‘popular vote’ award. The panel will choose first and second prize winners.

The deadline for submissions has now passed. Finalists will be revealed soon.


Anyone aged 18 or above can submit photos to the competition. We are looking for perspectives on African landscapes.

Finalist photos will be featured and shared across GLF platforms and products. After public voting, the most popular photos will be featured at GLF Africa 2022, with the winning photo receiving USD 400 (1st place) as a prize.

A panel of judges selected by the GLF (to be announced) will select up to 25 photos from all eligible submissions received during the competition period. Please note that while one person can submit more than one photo, any single contributor can have just one finalist photo. Finalists will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity (30%)
  • Photographic quality (30%)
  • Composition (30%)
  • Execution of theme (10%)

On 20 May, the finalist photos will be published on GLF platforms, and the public will have the opportunity to vote on the photos they like best. The submission that receives the highest number of votes during the voting period will be deemed the popular vote winner, subject to verification and compliance with these official rules. The winner will be announced on the GLF website and social media channels in June 2022. All finalists will have their images featured on GLF platforms.

Contributors must be 18 years or older to submit a photo. The photo must be original and owned by the contributor. By submitting photos to the competition, the contributor agrees to a creative commons, attribution, non-commercial share-alike license (BY-NC-SA).

By uploading the image, the contributor ensures that the image was taken legally and that they have the right to portray all people or other information contained in the image.

Competition organizers reserve the right to use photos submitted through the competition for GLF materials and exhibitions during GLF events. Contributors will be given proper credit when the organizers publish or use their pictures. Contributors do not have permission to use the photos they submitted 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 contest organizers have permission to publish the author’s piece from the media outlet where the photo originally appeared. Please attach your approval (if applicable) in the submission form.

The GLF reserves the right to disqualify contestants in the case of suspicious activity throughout the voting period. Fraudulent activities will be monitored and will lead to exclusion.