2021 African Union and GIZ Agenda 2063 Women’s Photojournalism Award
Deadline: May 15, 2021.
Pictures have the power to reflect everyday life experiences and are a valuable tool for storytelling. They capture a moment in time in history and also have the power to transport one to faraway places. The African Union and GIZ have joined forces to launch The Agenda 2063 Africa Photojournalism Project for African Female Journalists. The agenda 2063 Africa Photojournalism Project aims to inspire photo journalists from all across the continent to share powerful images telling Africa’s story from an African perspective. The Project also aims to capacitate journalist by providing them with training that will enhance their craft and storytelling ability through the use of imagery.
Submissions are invited under the following categories, guided by aspirations of Agenda 2063:
- Category 1– Agriculture, rural environment, land rights and skills development
- Category 2– Regional economic integration, transport and information infrastructure
- Category 3– Good governance: Human rights, justice and rule of law
- Category 4 –Silencing the guns in Africa: Conflict prevention and transformation, mediation
- Category 5– Youth and women
- Category 6– Democracy and digitalization
- Category 7– Africa’s young research excellence and innovative solution building
- Professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit their work. Both published and unpublished works are permitted.
- Participants must have the nationality of a member state of the African Union, and be at least eighteen years of age.
- Only pictures taken in a member state of the African Union are permitted.
- Applicants can submit up to two entries across all categories.
- Joint submissions are permitted provided the submitted images are authored by the entrants.
- The photographer(s) must be the author(s) of the pictures submitted in his/her/their name, and own the copyright or have been authorized by the copyright holder(s) to submit the pictures.
- Submitted images can be as a single picture or as part of a story, or as part of a body of work in long-term projects
Winners will receive a cash prize of $2000 each