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NEPAD Photo And Essay Contest On “Our Continent, Our Future”

New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency”) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP – have joined forces in celebrating 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It is within this context of Pan Africanism and African Renaissance, which is this year’s AU Summit theme that the NEPAD Agency and CTA are jointly organising a Photo and Essay Contest which will from April 2 to May 10, 2013.

The Contest will focus on Youth, Women and Rural Agricultural Development. Photo (hereinafter referred to the “Photo” or the “Photos”) entries will depict what NEPAD Agency and its partners are doing in empowering rural youth and women in agriculture.

The Photos and Essays can make reference to NEPAD Programmes and Projects where youth development is directly and indirectly involved such as Gender, Food and Nutrition Security, the School Feeding scheme CAADP and Climate Change.

Our Continent, Our Future

New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency

Amateur category (Photo):
1st place: R 20 000 and a Digital Camera
2nd place: R 1 000 and a Digital Camera
3rd place: R 5 000 and a Digital Camera

Essay category:
1st place: R 30 000
2nd place: R 20 000
3rd place: R10 000

It is expressly agreed that the winning Photos and the wining Essays shall be printed out and framed, captioned and exhibited at Africa Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa for one (1) month or more

The winning Photos and Essays might also be displayed at the special African Union’s 50th Anniversary Summit in Addis Ababa and during the Africa Week on NEPAD during the United Nations General Assembly in September 2013, in New York, when world leaders will meet to recommit and redouble their efforts in the fight extreme poverty, uses expressly acknowledged and agreed by each entrant/contestant.

The winning Photos will be printed into posters and branded with the NEPAD logo and tagline for used at NEPAD Agency all events and public engagements, whatever their nature and duration, whenever and wherever they shall take place in the world.

10 May 2013 (closes at 24:00 CAT)

The Contest is open to all youth aged 13 to 35, who are citizens of African Union Member States, with no restrictions on gender. Minors are responsible for ensuring their submission is in compliance with the legal requirements of their country (hereinafter referred to as the “Contestant”      or the “Contestants”).

Photos must have been taken in the past six months, i.e., not before November 2012
The Essay cannot be more than 1 page;
Entry is free of charge.
 All entries not respecting the theme or the technical/authorship requirements set out below will be systematically ruled out.
Staff members, including immediate family members, working for NEPAD Agency, the African Union, CTA including other partners and sponsors of this competition are not qualified to participate in the contest.

There will be two categories of contestants: a) amateur (photo) and b) essay.

#Amateur category (Photo): 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for best Photo depicting the theme and title of contest.
#Essay category: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize for best written essay on NEPAD and rural empowerment through agriculture of youth and women.
Contestants may enter either as amateurs (photo) or essay, but not both.
The Photos should be a vertical shot for purposes of turning it into a poster.
Only images not yet published may be submitted. Photographers can publish their photos after the contest results are announced in May, 2013
Photos entered will not be returned to contestants and will be used in the NEPAD Agency publications and website.

Note: Winners may be requested to provide higher resolution images for publication or display purposes related to the Contest.

All Essay entries should include the following documents:

#The Essay in word format; a cover page will be included and on this page, the category for which the Essay is submitted must be clearly indicated;
#A short biographical note (to introduce the applicant/Contestant), including his/her full contact details (email address, telephone number(s), postal address, town, country, etc.)
The Essay cannot be more than 500 words.
After carefully reading all the information on this page, download the entry form below, fill it in and send your image/essay along with the entry form to [email protected]
Submissions must be made via laptop; desktop computer; tablet computer or smartphone.
The winners will be notified through email by end of May 2013.
Download entry form here.

Send all queries to [email protected].

source: NW Coach