Mo Ibrahim wants photographs to commemorate 10 years
Mo Ibrahim Foundation has organized ‘My Africa Photograph Competition” that is set to set to commence in June this year in a move to mark their 10 years Anniversary.
The organization has found it worthwhile to having an African Photograph competition that will reflect how the Afican Continent has changed over the past decades.
According to the Acting Director of Tanzania Information Services (Maelezo), Fabian Rugamukamu, My Africa Photograph Competition is set to reflect how the Africa Continent has evolved lately and how to develop the future of the continent in the next decade.
“The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is seeking images that capture Africa in its many diverse settings and communities, depicting the developments, challenges and opportunities that could potentially characterize the next coming ten years.,” he said.
Rugamukamu said the competition is lined up in three categories including Professional photographer, amateur and under 18s that are earmarked to receive $10,000 for both professional photographer and Amateur while the under 18s will receive US$ 10,000 which will be divided equally between the winner and the school each $5,000.
“This competition is an opportunity for African people of all ages and abilities to submit an image which for them will best illustrate what they feel will shape the continent over the next 10 years, he added.
According to the statement from Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the theme is open to each person’s interpretation but they are looking for beautiful, inspiring and original photographs.
The statement also states that a selection of the best photographs will be displayed at MIF’S 10 years anniversary celebration in October in London and in November at the Annual Governance Weekend Marrakech but not at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa. It is quite an anomaly to the competition.
“Selected entries will also be displayed on the MIF website and will be judged by MIF team. All photographs must be submitted by June 3 this year a by 5.00 pm,” read part of the statement.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is an African Foundation based in London. It was established in 2006 with one clear objective – to put governance at the centre of any conversation on African development. It was founded by Dr. Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese philanthropist and businessman who founded telecommunications company Celtel International in 1998.