UNDP Photo Contest in Africa

UNDP, in partnership with Olympus Corporation and the Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation, launched an Africa-based, eco-themed photo contest in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The contest, titled Picture This: Caring for the Earth, aims to profile ordinary people working to reduce the effects of climate change in their countries, cities and communities and is open to anyone residing in Africa.

Entries —either single photos or photo essays— must highlight stories that show the people of Africa as stewards of their natural environment.

Special attention will be given to photos that take into account the role that women play in protecting their environment.

The AFP Foundation is pleased to support the contest, which corresponds to their objectives.

The photo competition aims to do that, by showing how ordinary Africans deal with the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.


  • Olympus will provide digital cameras to the winners.

  • The AFP Foundation will sponsor one winner from the professional categories to participate in a two-week working fellowship with an AFP bureau in Africa.

  • The first prize winners in all categories will be flown to an awards ceremony and launch of an exhibition of the winning entries in New York in October.

  • The exhibition of winning photos will then travel to Tokyo and Johannesburg.

  • Protecting the environment and working to mitigate the effects of climate change lie at the heart of UNDP’s mandate.

    Deadline: 31st August.

    For more information and application, visit: UNDP Photo Contest in Africa Website

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