Africa 2017 | Agility Photo Competition 2017

The story of today’s Africa – young, growing, urbanizing, and tech-savvy – needs to be told. As a company committed to supporting local capacity in Africa, Agility wants to capture the hope, aspirations and confidence of a new generation of Africans and the continent that they are rapidly reshaping. We are looking for images that will open the eyes of the world to today’s vibrant, modern African reality. We invite professional and amateur photographers to compete for a chance to win up to $4,000.

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Each category winner will receive a prize of US$2,000, and the grand prize winner will receive an additional $2,000. Winning photographs will also be featured in leading magazines and events.

Africa’s transformation is being driven by growth and modernization in energy, manufacturing, agriculture, logistics and transportation and consumer goods. We are seeking photos that illustrate the strides Africa is making in productivity, commerce, consumer demand and investment.

Africa’s transformation has been accelerated by technology that gives its citizens the ability to connect to one another and the world as never before. We seek photos that show how people use technology to improve their lives or that showcase Africa’s technological innovation.

Africa’s political and commercial capitals are becoming global mega-cities as the continent urbanizes at a historic pace. More than 40% of Africans now live in cities. We are looking for photos that capture stories of urban life across Africa.

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Thank you for your interest in the Africa 2017 Photo Competition.
The competition is now closed.


Bronwyn Nielsen has been with CNBC Africa since its launch in 2007. As one of the first faces to join the channel, Nielsen comes with over fifteen years in the African broadcasting industry. Some of her highlights at CNBC Africa include the hosting of the live CNBC Africa Debates at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 as well as the “Äfrica Debate” at the Milken Institute Los Angeles Global conference 2014 and 2015. Bronwyn also presents Captains of Industry, a program that features weekly interviews with top leadership of African companies.

Sneha Shah was appointed Managing Director of sub-Saharan Africa for Thomson Reuters in April 2015, and is responsible for developing strategy and executing operational plans to drive profitable short- and long-term growth across all Thomson Reuters business units in Africa, which include Financial & Risk, Legal, Tax & Accounting, and Intellectual Property & Science. Africa is a key growth market for Thomson Reuters and Sneha is committed to ensuring that the company is delivering what the continent needs, in a manner that contributes positively to the region’s economic development.

Salim Amin is Chairman of Camerapix, founder and Chairman of The Mohamed Amin Foundation and co-founder and Chairman of Africa24 Media. In 1963, world-renowned photographer, cameraman and publisher, Mohamed “Mo” Amin, launched Camerapix from a small shop in Dar es Salaam. From these humble beginnings grew a modern, independent media concern with a reputation for delivering world exclusive images and stories at the forefront of journalism in Africa.


Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics, with close to $4.3 billion in annual revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility is investing heavily on the African continent: building a series of distribution parks with world-class warehousing facilities and guaranteed power, security and connectivity, in order to help companies get their goods get to market. Agility supports the oil and gas industry, through project logistics of heavy and out-of-gauge equipment, bulk fuel transport and storage, and remote camp services that create a “home away from home.” Agility also supports governments in airport services and ground handling, driving efficiency in the country’s flow of passengers and cargo.  For more information, visit:



  • Photos will be judged on: 1) Compatibility with the theme of a modern, hopeful Africa; 2) Creativity and photographic quality; and 3) Impact and inspiration.
  • The contest will involve two round(s) of judging. In the first round, a panel of judges will shortlist 30 photos per category. In the second round, a different panel of judges will select the winning photo per category. No employee of Sponsor will sit on the final judging panel.
  • Sponsor may also offer a “viewer’s choice” award in the future, where people can independently choose their favourite photo.


The Competition runs from June 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM GMT to September 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM GMT.

  • The Africa 2017 Photo Competition (the “Competition”) is open to professional and amateur photographers 18 years of age and older.
  • No employees of Sponsor or its affiliates, or their immediate family members, can participate in the competition.
  • All photographs must be submitted in digital format via this website:
  • Entrants must complete the online entry form and include their name, email address, mailing address, phone number, photo, photo location, and photo caption.
  • Entrants must also specify which photo category their entry belongs to.
  • There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
  • By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees to comply with all Competition rules.
  • Photos must be taken in Africa
  • Photos must be high-resolution. Must be in JPG or PNG format, must be at least 1,600 pixels wide or tall, and the file size must be at least 1 MB.
  • Photo must not have won an award at a previous photo competition.
  • Only minor digital editing, color correction, and cropping of the photo are allowed.
  • The photo must be free of Prohibited Content (as defined in the Conditions of Entry section).


By entering the competition, the entrant warrants the following:

  • Context: The photo was taken in Africa.
  • Originality and owned copyright: The submitted photograph is an original work, entirely owned by the entrant, and does not infringe on the copyright, trademark, intellectual property privacy or other rights of any third party under applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • Consent: If a person is recognizable in a photograph, the entrant has obtained all releases and consent necessary from the person appearing in the photo, in order to permit the exhibition and use of the photo, without additional compensation. If any person appearing in the photograph is under the age of 18, the entrant warrants that he/she has obtained consent from the parent or legal guardian of the minor in the photograph. Sponsor reserves the right to request written proof of consent. If the entrant fails to provide written proof of consent within 7 days of Sponsor’s request, the entry may be disqualified from the competition.
  • License agreement: The entrant retains right to his/her photo, but by entering the Competition, the entrant grants Sponsor and its affiliates a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, unlimited, non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries, in any media or form, for no additional compensation and without any requirement on the part of Sponsor and its affiliates to seek consent or approval of such entrant. The license granted to Sponsor and its affiliates includes, without limitation, the right to exhibit the entrant’s photos, to publish such photos in books or magazines, to offer such photos as downloadable wallpapers, to use in Sponsor’s marketing, press materials or website, to “share” such photos on social media, or use in Sponsor’s partner channels, publications or events. Additionally, by entering the Competition, each entrant grants Sponsor and its affiliates the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Competition, and pictures or likenesses of entrants, for no additional compensation and without any requirement on the part of Sponsor and its affiliates to seek consent or approval of such entrant. Sponsor shall include a name credit when using the entrant’s photo.
  • Data privacy: Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes of the contest.
  • Indemnity: Each entrant holds Sponsor and its affiliates and partners, and their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders, agents and representatives (individually, an “Indemnitee”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. No Indemnitee shall be liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of any entrant’s participation in the Competition or any winner’s acceptance or usage of a prize. No Indemnitee shall be responsible for any disqualified entry as a result of incomplete, untimely or misdirected submissions, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or any other cause whatsoever. Each entrant is solely responsible for his or her entries.
  • Prohibited Content: Entrants may not submit materials that introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, nudity, personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion, or that infringes on the intellectual property, privacy or other rights of any third party under applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • The winning photo in each of the three categories will receive a USD 2,000 cash prize.
  • The grand prize winner will receive an additional $2,000 cash prize.