GLF Africa 2024 Photo Competition

Anyone aged 18 or above may submit entries to the competition. We will accept entries from anywhere in the world.

Finalist entries will be featured and shared across GLF platforms and products. After public voting, the most popular entries will be featured at GLF Africa 2024, with the winning entry (1st prize) receiving an award of USD 400.

A panel of judges selected by the GLF will select up to 25 photos from all eligible submissions received during the competition period. Please note that while you may submit more than one entry, we will not select multiple entries from the same person as finalists.

Finalists will be chosen based on the following criteria:

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

In late July, the finalist photos will be published on the GLF’s website and all social media channels, and the public will be invited to vote for their favorite photos.

The submission that receives the most 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 late August. All finalists will have their images featured on all 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.

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