Photos have the power to show daily life experiences and are an important tool for storytelling. They record a minute in time in history and likewise have the power to transfer one to distant locations.
GIZ and AU collaborated to launch the 2063 Africa Photojournalism Project for Female Reporters in Africa.
The program 2063 Africa Photojournalism Project intends to motivate photojournalists from all throughout the continent to share powerful images detailing Africa’s story from an African viewpoint.
The Task likewise intends to capacitate reporters by supplying them with training that will boost their craft and storytelling capability through making use of images.
The Task remains in line with Africa’s Development Strategy Agenda 2063 which offers the structure for Africa’s socio-economic development program through the application of crucial tasks that will change the continent into an international powerhouse.
The secret to this improvement is altering the stories and stereotypes about Africa and Africans and instilling the spirit of Pan Africanism as imagined in Goal 5 of Program 2063.
The task is likewise in line with the African Union motto for the year 2021 “Art’s Culture and Heritage: Levers for Structuring Africa We Work as it intends to tap into the imaginative and creative elements of journalism to represent Africa’s variety, abundant heritage, and cultural variety and the financial advancement and social improvement of the continent led by Africans.
The 2021 (AU) Program 2063 Women’s Photojournalism Award Eligibility
- Expert and amateur professional photographers are welcomed to send their work. Both released and unpublished works are allowed.
Individuals need to have the citizenship of a member state of the African Union and be at least eighteen years of age.
Just photos taken in a member state of the African Union are allowed.
Candidates can send as many as 2 entries throughout all categories.
Joint submissions are allowed offered the sent images are authored by the entrants.
The professional photographer( s) should be the author( s) of the photos sent in his/her/their name, and own the copyright or have actually been licensed by the copyright holder( s) to send the images.
Sent images can be as a single image or as part of a story, or as part of a body of work in long-lasting tasks.
Images should be without any name or text on the image itself. Rather, a clear caption, in English, should be offered on submission.
No entry charge is payable.
Just entries sent by 15th May 2021 will be thought about.
All entries should be sent through the main contest form and need to adhere to the guidelines and eligibility requirements set. Entries sent out through other methods, and/or that do not adhere to the guidelines and eligibility requirements, will not be accepted.
Any entries that are late, illegible, deceitful, or which bring/would be most likely to bring the credibility of organizations into disrepute will be rendered disqualified to take part in the Awards and will be disqualified.
You will approve African Union, and GIZ unlimited, unconfined, and irreversible non-exclusive rights in all works sent for entry into the Awards( or where such rights are owned by a 3rd party, you will acquire that such 3rd party grants such rights), African Union, and/or GIZ to utilize such work in any form it chooses in its sole discretion.
Entries will be evaluated by a panel of differentiated, independent judges with proper understanding and experience of photography. The panel of judges will be selected by all sponsors in its/their sole discretion and will be meeting btw May and June 2021.
The 2021 (AU) Program 2063 Women’s Photojournalism Award Classifications
Submissions are welcomed under the following classifications, directed by goals of Program 2063:
First Category — Farming, rural environment, skills development, and land rights.
Second Category — informative infrastructure, transportation, and regional economic integration
Third Category— Excellent governance: justice, Human rights, and guideline of law.
Fourth Category — Silencing the weapons in Africa: Dispute avoidance and transformation, mediation
Fifth Category — Youth and ladies
Sixth Category — Digitalization and democracy
Seventh Category — Africa’s young research ingenious solution building and excellence
For more details: Go To the Authorities Web Page of the AU Program 2063 Women’s Photojournalism Award 2021.