IBM Research Africa have launched a Pan-African photo competition dubbed “The World Is Our Lab”. The competition runs until January 31st 2013.
The competition has two submission tiers:
a) Main competition for amateur, semiprofessional and professional photographers – They have to register on the photo competition website and submit their photos, which must adhere to certain specifications.
b) Social media competition – Users will be assigned a different task every two weeks to highlight different things in their part of Africa under the hashtag #IBMResearchAfrica. 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
The prizes for the main competition include:
• A Lenovo T440 laptop with photo-editing software
• An all-expense-paid trip to Nairobi, Kenya to visit IBM Research – Africa and iHub, with accommodation at Hemmingway’s Nairobi.
• A photography workshop with Mutua Matheka – one of Africa’s most exciting young photographers
• A 3-day trip for two people to the beautiful Hemingways Hotel Watamu (special prize for Kenyan winners instead of the trip to Nairobi).
Read more: Photographing Africa’s Grand Challenges and Opportunities: A Q&A with photographer Mutua Matheka.