We all love photo moments, whether with friends, family or workmates. As holidays jet in IBM Research Africa in partnership with iHub, A24Media and independent photographer Mutua Matheka have launched “The World is Our Lab” photo competition in a move that will see incredible individual and professional photographers earn bucks every time they capture a memorable moment.
The Pan-African photo competition dubbed “The World Is Our Lab” is open today and runs until January 31st 2014.
According to IBM, winners of each category will take home a Lenovo T440 laptop with photo editing software and an all-expense-paid trip to IBM’s new Africa research lab,the iHub Nairobi and a photography workshop with one of Africa’s most exciting young photographers Mutua Matheka .For those that reside in Kenya, don’t fret, IBM will give you a 3-day trip for two people to the beautiful Hemingways Hotel Watamu instead of the trip to Nairobi.
The first competition is for amateur, semiprofessional and professional photographers. These have to register on the photo competition website and submit their photos, which must adhere to certain specifications while the second competition is a Social media competition where users will be assigned a different task every two weeks to highlight different things in their part of Africa under the hashtag #IBMResearchAfrica.
After submission, every week, Mutua Matheka will highlight some of the best photos that have been submitted for the task.
The three categories of the competition are
- African Grand Challenges
- African City Systems
- African Innovation