As part of its 10th year anniversary, Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) invites Africans to submit to its My Africa Photo Competition. My Africa Photo Competition provides an opportunity for African photographers to capture their vision of Africa through their own lenses. MIF seeks images that capture Africa in its many diverse settings and communities, depicting what developments, challenges and opportunities could potentially look like over the next 10 years. The theme is open to your personal interpretation but MIF wants beautiful, inspiring and original photographs.
The collection will ultimately become part of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. A selection of the best photographs will be displayed at the anniversary celebration in October, with prizes of $10,000 USD for the top three entries.
There are three categories for entry: professional, amateur and photographers under the age of 18. MIF will display a selection of the best photographs at the exhibition of its 10th year celebration and its website.
My Africa Photo Competition Submission Guideline
To submit, head over to the MIF photo competition submission portal, upload your photo and fill in the online form. All photographs must be submitted by 5 p.m. (BST) on June 3, 2016.
You may submit only one original image to one of the three categories. You mist submit only your own work, which must have any other third-party materials you don’t have permission for. Please do not submit composite images wherein you stitch two or more separate photographs together to make one image. Your photographs must not have been previously published in any photography competition, other display or exhibition, or in any print product (commercial or otherwise). Photos must be taken in Africa by you, an African. Your images should not be branded with watermarks or other marks.
MIF reserves the right to modify entries, including but not limited to: resizing, cropping or colour adjustment as deemed necessary while maintaining the integrity of your entry. Copyright of all entries remains with the photographer. MIF reserves the right to use, publish and republish entries in connection with the competition and their work, without payment. For other information, please read the competition’s terms.
Each winner from the categories will win a grand prizes of $10,000. For the winner in the category under the age of 18, the $10,000 prize will be split equally between the student and his/her school.