Wildlife photo contest launched [Africa]

Posted on May 24, 2021 in Specialized Topics

Visual journalists can apply for this new award.

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Nature's Best Photography are launching the Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards.

The competition seeks to engage audiences in documenting and conserving wildlife and wildlands in modern Africa through the art of photography and video.

Categories include African wildlife portraits; African wildlife behavior;  coexistence and conflict: wildlife in modern Africa; African conservation heroes; African wildlife at risk; fragile wilderness; Africa’s backyard wildlife; art in nature; video; mobile; and youth (age 18 and younger). There is also an overall grand prize;

The total prize is US$30,000. Category winners will receive US$1,000 each, and the grand prize winner, US$5,000.

The deadline is June 18.