OPENPhoto African Photographic Competition 2013.

open-society initiative for southern africa

Deadline: 30th November 2013

Applications are hereby invited for the second annual OPENPhoto Competition organized by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)

The second annual OPENPhoto competition aims to encourage analytical and critical thinking about society in Africa – and support the development of photojournalism across the continent.

Who can Enter?

OpenPhoto II will recognise photographers based in Africa whose work highlights the struggles and successes of minority communities and individuals across the continent. You have to live more than six months of the year on the continent.

The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers, 18 years or older.

The winner and two runners-up, judged by an international jury, will be selected after the competition closes on November 30, 2013. Submissions are accepted from now until the deadline of midnight (CAT) November 30, 2013

Winners will be announced on December 16, 2013.


First Prize

$ 5,000 in cash plus a commissioned assignment with OPEN Society Foundations in 2014

Second Prize

$ 2,000 in cash

Third Prize

$ 1,000 in cash


Submission Requirements

Please provide the following:

  1. A picture story of between 10 and 15 images, with titles and complete captions.
    • Each image should be saved as a .jpg
    • in RGB mode,
    • 300 dpi and 1024 pixels on the longest side.
    • Each image must be readily available in high resolution should it be selected as a winner.
    • Please name each image as follows: LastnameFirstname_TitleSequence, eg. OkweKanaga_Housing01
    • Only images that subscribe to our stated ethics above may be entered.
  2. A statement of up to 500 words about your entry.
  3. Entries that are not properly submitted, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be rejected.
  4. Once registered you must submit your work online. Mail-in submissions should abide by the same specifications on a disc or flash drive, compatible with Mac or PC. OSISA is not responsible for lost or damaged entries, and discs and drives will not be returned.
  5. There is no time limitation during which the work must have been produced.
  6. There is no entry fee

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the OPENPhoto African Photographic Competition


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