APPLY NOW: Agenda 2063 Women’s Photojournalism Award
Pictures have the facility to reflect lifestyle experiences and are a valuable tool for storytelling. They capture a flash in time in history and even have the facility to move 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 which will enhance their
craft and storytelling ability through the utilization of images .
The Project is in line with Africa’s Development Strategy Agenda 2063 which provides the framework for Africa’s socio-economic growth agenda through the implementation of key projects which will transform the continent into a worldwide powerhouse. Key to the present transformation is changing the narratives and stereotypes about Africa and Africans and inculcating the spirit of Pan Africanism as envisioned in Aspiration 5 of Agenda 2063.
The Project is additionally in line with the African Union Theme for the year 2021 “Art’s Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Work because it aims to tap into the artistic and artistic aspects of journalism to portray Africa’s diversity, rich heritage and cultural diversity and therefore the economic development and social transformation of the continent led by Africans.
The Project are going to be implemented by undertaking activities :
Agenda 2063 Women’s Photojournalism Award: which can recognise and celebrate outstanding female journalists whose submission of African images are going to be defined by categories defined by the Goals and Aspirations of Agenda 2063. Photographers will submit their photographic work and individual perspective on these categories.
On-line training portal: Online learning modules on photojournalism are going to be made available for free of charge to 100 women journalists. Certification are going to be awarded through the African Union Virtual University or the AU Pan-African University – Apply for the training Here
Podcasts: A podcast series for citizenry and media engagement are going to be developed
Research and a search are going to be conducted regarding lived experiences of photojournalists documenting Mediation /Conflict resolution,peace keeping and peace building initiatives in Africa championed in line with Aspiration 4 of Agenda 2063 and therefore the Flagship Project of Silencing the Guns
Submissions are invited under the subsequent categories, guided by aspirations of Agenda 2063:
Category 1– Agriculture, rural environment, land rights and skills development
Category 2– Regional economic integration, transport and knowledge 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 ladies
Category 6– Democracy and digitalization
Category 7– Africa’s young research excellence and innovative solution building
Deadline for submissions: 15th May 2021
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A jury of execs will select three finalists per category, who are going to be announced on 15 June 2021. Images submitted by finalists are going to be published and showcased in various partner publications and activities.
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 a minimum of eighteen years aged .
Only pictures taken during a member state of the African Union are permitted.
Applicants can submit up to 2 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 photographs submitted in his/her/their name, and own the copyright or are authorized by the copyright holder(s) to submit the photographs .
Submitted images are often as one picture or as a part of a story, or as a part of a body of labor in long-term projects.
Images must be freed from any name or text on the image itself. Instead, a transparent caption, in English, must be provided on submission.
No entry fee is payable.
Only entries submitted by 15th May 2021 are going to be considered.
All entries must be submitted via the official contest form and must suits the principles and eligibility criteria set. Entries sent in other ways, and/or that don’t suits the principles and eligibility criteria, won’t be accepted.
Any entries that are late, illegible, fraudulent, or which bring/would be likely to bring the reputation of institutions into disrepute are going to be rendered ineligible to participate within the Awards and can be disqualified.
You will grant African Union, and GIZ unrestricted, unfettered and irrevocable non-exclusive rights altogether works submitted for entry into the Awards (or where such rights are owned by a 3rd party, you shall procure that such third party grants such rights), African Union, and/or GIZ to use such works in any way it determines in its sole discretion.
Entries are going to be judged by a panel of distinguished, independent judges with appropriate knowledge and knowledge of photography. The panel of judges are going to be determined by all sponsors in its/their sole discretion and can meet btw May and june 2021.
Judges reserve the proper to not select entries that don’t meet the specified standards.
Judges reserve the proper to transfer entries for consideration in other categories at their discretion.
The judges uphold the integrity and reputation of the Africa Photojournalism Awards and, as such, reserve the proper to disqualify any piece of labor and/or finalist if, within the judges’ opinion, there exists reasonable doubt about the authenticity and/or ownership of the submitted entry and/or the integrity of the finalists.
The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence are going to be entered into.
Categories and sponsors of the awards could also be subject to vary .
Finalists are going to be required to sign affidavits of eligibility, confirming amongst other things copyright ownership and/or clearance of all images submitted, and containing releases granting, all sponsors of the Awards, the proper to use their names, voices, pictures and work submitted, without compensation, in any media for the needs of advertising/public relations, training, exhibiting and promotion of all matters associated with the Awards.
You hereby consent that AU and GIZ may share the knowledge you provide with the partners and judges of the Awards.
Three finalists are going to be announced per category and one winner are going to be selected per category.
All sponsors of the Awards disclaim any liability for loss to a person or property concerning the delivery and/or subsequent use of, or participation in, any of the prizes awarded. The winners comply with abide by any and every one terms and conditions of the supplier(s) of the prizes.
The Competition shall be covered and construed with law of nations .
You acknowledge that this is often only a contest and therefore the awarding of any prize doesn’t produce to employment, agency or venture relationship or arrangement between you and every one the sponsors
By submitting your entry, you confirm that you simply have read and accept as true with these rules.
Winners will be announced on 15th June 2021 They all will receive a cash prize of $2000 each.
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