Photographers based in Nigeria, and over the age 16, are invited to submit:
• 5-8 images of their work which best reflects your unique photographic style and showcasing a chosen community
• A short biography telling us about yourself.
• A 200 word artist statement articulating your practice and demonstrating your interest in social, political, economic or environmental issues
• Follow @gidajournal on Instagram
The winner will be selected by the following panel of judges and announced on 15th January, 2024.
The winner will participate in three collaborative, creative development sessions where GIDA Journal Editor-in-Chief’s, Mira Makadia and Momo Hassan-Odukale will support them deliver the new body of work.
In January 2024, the winner will create and deliver the new body of work. The new work will be shared on GIDA and MTN Nigeria’s digital channels, reaching over 7 million people.
This competition is open to photographers aged 16 and over.
Yes – there is no fee to enter this competition. Simply follow the guidelines here on our website to submit your work.
We are accepting entries until the 30th of December, 2023 (5:00pm WAT).
Yes – this competition is open only to photographers who have been based in Nigeria for over 1 year. You do not have to be of Nigeria descent. We hope to extend this opportunity to other African countries in the near future.
The images you choose to submit are up to you and should reflect your personal style and should be on the theme of “community” – be it your local communities, chosen communities, families or more. Your work can be shot using any camera model (film, digital, phone), but we do not accept any computer generated work.
We will only accept submissions that are uploaded using our entry system. This allows us to ensure each entry is logged in with your details and available for us to view. You can submit via the form below. We will not accept any submissions by email, WeTransfer, post, etc.
All images must be submitted as JPEG files – any files in other formats (TIFF, PDF, PSD) will be discarded. Each image can be a maximum of 22MB in size. You may submit a title (200 characters max.) and caption (300 characters max.) for each image, along with your short biography and 200 word artist statement. All text must be written in English.
No – once the images are submitted you cannot make changes or re-submit. Please ensure you are happy with your selection before submitting and ticking the box confirming you cannot make changes.
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