The Stories of Africa​

Deadline: 30 June 2024

From sun-drenched savannas to bustling cityscapes, there are millions of stories that paint a picture of Africa’s diverse landscapes and cultures, where tales of tradition, innovation and a boundless spirit of possibility intertwine.

Whether it’s knowledge passed down through generations or a modern saga of triumph against all odds, every story holds the power to inspire and ignite positive change. 

We all have a story to tell. What do you  want the world to know about Africa’s future? 

In this third edition of our annual African storytelling contest, The Stories of Africa, we invite young creators from all over the continent to share stories to inspire a brighter and bolder future for Africa.

What is the African Storytelling Contest?

Do you have a story to share about how Africa can regenerate its landscapes, protect biodiversity, lead climate action and protect the rights and livelihoods of millions? 

We believe storytelling has the power to ignite change, inspire action and connect people across borders. Following the powerful stories we heard  in 2022 and 2023, the 2024 Africa Youth Storytelling Contest welcomes stories in a wide variety of formats, including video, audio, visual art, animation or another creative medium.

What’s in it for you?

The top 5 to 10 entries will be featured on our website and social media channels, as well as at the GLF Africa 2024 Hybrid Conference, reaching thousands of people in person and online.

On top of the opportunity to showcase your talent and share your story with a global audience, the three best stories will receive prizes of EUR 500, 300 and 200 respectively.