September 13, 2013

Calling for Applications for Pan-African Journalism Competition & Activist Awards

We want to let you know of a couple photo competitions:

1) The African Media Initiative (AMI) is hosting a pan-African journalism competition, calling for applications now! The African Story Challenge is a competition that seeks to fund the reporting of Africa-based issues, in hopes to make positive changes in the African community. This round of submissions calls for health narratives that are innovative and investigative. AMI wants to promote awareness about fundamental African health issues by supporting engaging stories that engage the public through a multi-platform approach.

“Without good health there is no wealth. This competition is aimed at encouraging journalists and media organisations to break away from the routine issues on the daily agenda and pitch to us bold and creative ideas on health.” -Joseph Warungu

To pitch your story or learn more about the African Story Challenge visit

2) PhotoPhilanthropy will have a call for submissions for their annual Activist Awards starting October 1st and closing on November 15th, with prizes ranging from $2,000-$15,000. The Activist Awards are looking to identify outstanding work done by professional, amateur, and student photographers collaborating with non-profit organizations.  Photo essays should describe a body of work that seeks to affect positive social change. Accepted work will grant each photographer a page on the Photo Philanthropy website and exposure to a growing audience.

Submit your work! View the submissions guidelines and photo essay tips provided on the the PhotoPhilanthropy website to prepare your entry.
PhotoPhilanthropy is an organization that believes in the power of photography to tell a story and inspire change. Connecting the photographers and nonprofits who share a passion for creating social change through their work is a key part of PhotoPhilanthropy’s mission. Bringing these groups together makes for a powerful platform for change. PhotoPhilanthropy provides lots of great resources for photographers. Check out their website to learn more.