Southern African Lens Competition
The first round of Southern African Lens, a photographic competition specifically aimed at illustrating and communicating the excitement and impact of science and technology in Southern Africa has been launched.
The competition, organised by SAASTA, is open to residents of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique.
A category called I See Science & Technology, is aimed at encouraging learners in these countries to share their views on science.
This year, with South Africa hosting the World Cup Soccer, there will be a special category for photographs that illustrate sport science.
Science Centres in Southern Africa will receive incentives to train learners and enter their photographs in the competition.
Open to residents of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique.
Employees of SAASTA, Canon SA and their families are not eligible.
Images must have been taken on or after 1 January (ie must not be older than this date).
Entries can be as digital images, transparencies or prints.
The entrants of the top 500 photographs will each receive the book: Five Rounds of SA Science Lens.
Prize for overall winner of SA Science Lens: Canon EOS1000D with 18-55mm lens kit.
Prizes for the first four categories: a first prize of R10 000 and two R2 500 prizes for runners-up.
State-of-the-art Canon cameras for winners in the I See Science & Technology category.
A special group award will be made to ten participants from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique in the I See Science and Technology category.
They will spend a photography development weekend in Pretoria with an accompanying educator.
The learners and educators will be hosted for two nights and the programme will include science photography training and a facilities tour of a major South African science facility.
Deadline: 14th September
For more information and application, visit: Southern African Lens Competition Website