Lagos, Nigeria; July 6, 2015: Nigeria’s fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat in association with the African Artist’s Foundation (AAF), organisers of LagosPhoto Festival, has announced the 2015 edition of the Etisalat Photography Competition themed ‘I love Nigeria’. This year’s competition will run between Monday, July 6 andMonday, September 28, 2015 and photographers are expected to submit images in four categories: places, people, fashion and food through www.lagosphotoapp.net
According to the Director, Brand and Experience, Etisalat Nigeria, Enitan Denloye “Since commencing operations in Nigeria over six years ago, Etisalat has remained committed to delivering innovative, life changing, products and services to customers and supporting creativity and innovation. This commitment has led to our continuous support of the LagosPhoto Festival and the development of the arts in the Nigeria.”
Between July and September, members of the public are required to vote for their favourite photos across the categories through the Official Lagos Photo App. Top 50 photos in each category will be judged by a panel to unveil top the 3 entries. Top 12 across all categories will move on to the final stage of the competition. The winning photographer in each category receives a Nokia Lumia 630.
The grand finale of the competition is scheduled for October 2015 where the first prize winner of the competition will receive a Canon Camera; the second prize winner will get, an iPad mini while the third prize winner will receive a is a high end Nokia Lumia device.
The Etisalat Photography Competition is part of activities leading to the annual LagosPhoto Festival which kicks off in October 2015. This festival is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria that aims to establish a community for contemporary photography and unite local and international artists through images that encapsulate individual experiences and identities from across all of Africa. It has featured images from Nigeria’s finest and award-winning photographers, as well as images from renowned international artists that capture the essence of Lagos State.