The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has launched a photography competition dubbed ‘Snapping Cities’.
The challenge, which is aimed at putting a spotlight on urbanization in Africa, comes ahead of the Foundation’s annual Governance Weekend on November 21-23, 2014, in Accra, Ghana, during which the discussion forum will focus on the theme of “African Cities.”
The competition seeks Photographers of all abilities and ages to share their urban experience and capture inspiring ways in which cities are adapting to new lifestyles.
2014 Ibrahim Forum will explore innovation and solutions crucial to unlocking the potential of urban centres to act as engines of sustainable and equitable growth and development. In this context, “Snapping Cities” seeks to extend the conversation beyond the four walls of the Forum.
The top three photographs will be awarded prizes of $500, $200 and $100 respectively. A selection of the best photographs will also be displayed at the Governance Weekend, where they will serve as inspiration and subject of discussion for prominent African political and business leaders, representatives from civil society, multilateral and regional institutions as well as Africa’s major international partners.
The competition will run until 10 October 2014, with submissions made to the Foundation’s website. For more information and to participate, visit www.moibrahimfoundation.org/snapping-cities.