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Deadline: Jun 08, 2022
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Varied Entry
Entry Fee: $30 USD Adult Pro and Amateur. FREE for Conservation, Education, or Safari Leader residing in Africa. FREE for Youth to enter. Enter up to 20 images per entry; unlimited entries.

2022 Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards

2022 Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards

AWF and NBP invite all nature photographers to enter photos and videos made on the continent of Africa, including Madagascar and offshore island groups. If you have traveled to Africa and have favorite memories (taken at any time), join us to assemble a compelling collection of wildlife and wild lands to bring attention to Africa’s critical conservation issues.

The 2nd annual Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards is named to honor the late H.E. Benjamin Mkapa (1938-2020). One of Africa’s most beloved leaders, His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa was President of Tanzania from 1995 to 2005 and was AWF’s longest-serving trustee. Mkapa began his career as a journalist and was widely respected for his legacy of protecting Africa’s wild heritage. This awards program recognizes his leadership in conservation, education, and his passionate support for AWF programs.

The results will be revealed on October 27, 2022, at an exhibition in Nairobi National Museum, Kenya. All of the finalists will be published in a Special Edition of Nature’s Best Photography magazine and online presentations; planning is underway for global exhibitions and special events across Africa, the U.S., U.K., and other locations.

Finalists will be selected by a Judging Panel • Prizes totaling US$ 30,000 will be awarded including an overall Grand Prize of US$ 5,000 • US$ 1,000 prizes for two Youth winners and in each of these categories: African Wildlife Portraits • African Wildlife Behavior • Coexistence and Conflict • African Conservation Heroes • African Wildlife At Risk • Fragile Wilderness • Africa’s Backyard Wildlife • Art In Nature • Creative Digital • Video • Mobile.

Questions or need help? Email [email protected]

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Prizes worth a total of $30,000 USD will be awarded. The results are scheduled to be revealed at an awards ceremony in October 2022. All finalists will be published and receive a complimentary Special Edition of Nature’s Best Photography magazine devoted to the Mkapa Photo Awards.

MKAPA PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
• US$ 5,000 Grand Prize
• Shona Elephant Sculpture award, large
• Invitation to attend Awards Event in Nairobi (travel and accommodation stipend included)
• Publication in Special Edition of NBP magazine
• Inclusion in digital presentations, online galleries, global exposure, events, and exhibitions
• Interview and Portfolio feature in future NBP magazine.

CATEGORY WINNERS
• US$ 1,000 Cash Prize
• Shona Elephant Sculpture award, medium-sized
• Publication in Special Edition of NBP magazine
• Inclusion in digital presentations, online galleries, events, and global exhibitions
• Invitation to attend Awards Event

YOUTH WINNER | Africa-based
• US$ 1,000 Cash Prize
• Shona Elephant Sculpture award, smaller-sized
• Publication in Special Edition of NBP magazine
• Inclusion in digital presentations, online galleries, events, and global exhibitions
• Invitation to attend Awards Event

YOUTH WINNER | International
• US$ 1,000 Cash Prize
• Shona Elephant Sculpture award, smaller-sized
• Publication in Special Edition of NBP magazine
• Inclusion in digital presentations, online galleries, events, and global exhibitions
• Invitation to attend Awards Event

HIGHLY HONORED
• Personalized Highly Honored Award Certificates
• Publication in Special Edition of NBP magazine
• Possible selection for online presentations, events, and global exhibitions Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: ENTRANTS RETAIN ALL OWNERSHIP TO THE USE OF THEIR IMAGES. USAGE RIGHTS: In consideration for the opportunity to win an award for your image, by entering the contest you hereby grant NBP and AWF a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to publicly display, reproduce, distribute, modify, excerpt, and transmit your entered images in relationship to the Mkapa Awards. This includes all associated reproduction, distribution, and derivative works in all media including, but not limited to: 1) NBP and AWF websites and social media channels. 2) NBP magazine and other NBP and AWF printed or digital publications, including videos. 3) Exhibitions including sub-licensed display at third-party locations such as museums, hospitals, events, or trade presentations.


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