The #youngafricaphoto Contest
African Childhood Today: 16 June to 12 October 2019
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Terms and Conditions
- The #youngafricaphoto contest is open to everyone who is 25 years old or younger and has a personal Instagram account. Only those living in African countries are eligible.
- Entrants should post a photo interpreting the theme “African Childhood Today” with the hashtag #youngafricaphoto from 16 June to 12 October 2019.
- A weekly finalist will be announced on @unicefafrica every Monday from June 24 to October 14.
- Three winners will be selected from the pool of weekly finalists and announced on, or after, 20 October The prize? An educational one-day photography session with a top photographer working on the continent. The photos from these sessions will be unveiled in the run up to World Children’s Day celebrated on 20 November. Stay tuned!
- Finalists and winners will be selected based on their creativity, how they interpreted the theme “African Childhood Today”, as well as on the basic composition of the photo.
- Entrants can post as many photos as they like using #africayoungphoto during the submission period.
- You must hold the copyright of all photos you submit. Entrants are responsible for obtaining permission from any recognisable individuals. Entries that we deem abusive, inappropriate, offensive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable will not be considered part of the contest. The people using the hashtag associated to the contest are liable for their public posts and using the hashtag does not imply endorsement from UNICEF.
- Our team at @unicefafrica will contact winners via direct message.
“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”
“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”
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