Etisalat/Lagos Photo Photography Competition 2016 #EtisalatPhotoCompetition2016

Application Deadline: September 11th 2016

Launched in 2010, LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. In a month long festival, events include exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions and large scale outdoor prints displayed throughout the city with the aim of reclaiming public spaces and engaging the general public with multifaceted stories of Africa

As nurturers of talent, the etisalat photography competition was developed as a platform to engage and empower budding photographers using the power of digital media; online, social and mobile. Each year, a theme is created and submissions are received within a specified period. The public votes for images and top 50 images are reviewed by our judging panel. Winners are rewarded with prizes, finalists are showcased at the Lagos Photo festival.

2016 Theme for the Etisalat Photography Competition

This year’s theme is tagged Performance.

Action repeated constantly, becomes a ritual, its transference into other spaces of engagement becomes a performance. The preceding choice of each action contains an inherent risk. Charging the shutter, adjusting the lens, capturing the moment: all those movements can be considered as the rituals of photographers but beyond these obvious acts and interpretation, we wish to explore further these performances through the categories “daily routines” and “celebratory”. Through these categories, we hope to visualize the strength of photography in depicting our daily and celebratory activities and expressions.

excited? submit your pictures as we search for the most exciting pictures depicting the theme; performance


  • daily routines – activities carried out by us as individuals on a daily basis. routines that are constant and significant either at our places of work, schools, parks, malls, market, home, to mention a few. all these activities are performances. so, capture the moment and submit interesting shots that can be tagged as daily routines.
  • celebratory – performances that signifies celebratory human emotions and happenings across various aspects of life. Capture the moments and share the expressions


  • Grand prize : Canon Camera
  • 1st runner up: iphone
  • 2nd runner up : Samsung phone


The judging panel is comprised of selected members from the photography community as well as other creative individuals.

Activity Date
submissions august 11 – september 11
voting open september 12 – september 25
voters choice – top 100 september 27
shortlist – top 10 october 7
finalists – top 3 grand opening lagos photo festival
award ceremony(winners announced) 29th october gala night lagos photo festiv


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Etisalat/Lagos Photo Photography Competition 2016


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