2014 IMF Africa Rising Youth Photo Contest for Africans.

Submission Deadline: April 25 2014

IMF Africa Rising is seeking pictures from young Sub-Saharan African photographers of all abilities, ages 18 – 30, capturing through their own lenses the opportunities and challenges facing Sub-Saharan Africa. All contestants—whether they use cameras or cell phones—are asked to submit original images that best define one of the following three themes.


  • African Economic Development
  • African Innovations
  • African Challenges


  • Snapshot category (low-resolution images)
  • Photographer Category (high-resolution images)


  • Two Winners will receive 3 days all expense paid trip to Maputo, Mozambique. Opportunity to attend the #AfricaRising Conference and act as IMF youth photographer.

First Prize winners

• The First Prize winners in each category will be selected to receive the following:
– A three-day trip to Maputo, Mozambique, including economy-class round trip, full-board accommodation for 3 nights and ground transportation.
– To be eligible to this prize, participants must have a valid passport and be available to travel to Maputo, Mozambique, for three days on May 28-30, 2014.

• Winners selected to travel to Maputo will act as IMF youth photographers for the conference and agree to provide the IMF, free of any additional charge, a selection of images documenting the Africa Rising Conference. The photographers agree to pass the ownership rights to these photos to the IMF in exchange for the competition prizes.


  • All entries must be submitted electronically, through the official website: www.africa-rising.org.
  • There is no mail-in method of entry. Upon submission, each participant will be prompted to complete an electronic form consisting of basic personal information, such as name, last name, age, nationality, and e-mail address.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: April 25, 2014
Online Voting Deadline: May 7, 2014
Winner Announced by: May 12, 2014

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IMF Africa Rising Youth Photo Contest




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