Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) African Youth Storytelling Contest 2023 (1,000 Euro cash prize)


Application Deadline:  31 August 2023.

Ahead of  GLF Nairobi 2023, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) are hosting a storytelling contest for young Africans to unleash their creativity and share their visions for thriving landscapes across the continent.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The contest is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 35 born and/or currently living in Africa or part of the African diaspora.


  • The top 10 to 15 entries will be featured on our website and social media channels, as well as during GLF Nairobi 2023, reaching thousands of people gathered in person and online to forge a brighter future for the world’s landscapes.
  • Apart from the incredible opportunity to showcase your talent and share your vision with a global audience, the three best stories will receive prizes of EUR 500, 300 and 200 respectively.


GLF welcome a diverse range of storytelling forms that capture the essence of your vision for a thriving Africa. 

  • Video: short films, interviews, documentaries – anything you like! (In case you’re facing data limitations, you’re welcome to submit audio stories).
  • Poetry or music: Original poetry, songs or any other forms of art may also be included in your video or audio story.
  • Art or animation: You can submit artwork (paintings, sculptures, etc.) or animations associated with the contest theme.
  • Another creative medium that showcases your unique perspective.


Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity, passion and originality;
  • Relevance to the theme of alternative visions for Africa’s peoples and landscapes;
  • Clarity of expression and communication of ideas;
  • Overall impact and effectiveness.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) African Youth Storytelling Contest 2023


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