Welcome to the Africa Photo Awards 2018-2019
For the love of photography, expressionism and inventiveness, The Africa Photo Awards are proudly brought to you as a non-profit competition themed to “showcase African photography”.
The intention of this prestigious event is to create a competition that challenges individuals as photographers; and is inclusive of all styles, levels and approaches to photography, which means anyone, and everyone is invited to enter. To that end, we have created a panel of judges that come from different backgrounds, experiences and who embody different styles of photography. All of them are highly accomplished, experienced and expert professional photographers.
This is a first in the industry that such an astute and expert panel of judges has been created.
APA is the new and modernized Pro Photo Awards — a top photographic competition that recognizes excellence in photography and provides photographers with the recognition and accreditation that they deserve. Various awards and prizes – in total R100 000 – are up for grabs to those who showcase their best work and impress of our panel of judges.
The spirit of this competition is collaboration. It’s an alliance between photographers to create a unique, all-encompassing collection of local photography by local photographers. We are blessed with beautiful people and surroundings with their own special uniqueness and APA provides the opportunity for us to share beloved Africa with the world.
The long-term vision is to create a directory of ascribed professional photographers that can be employed as a referral system and provide a resource that people can use with the assurance that the photographer listed is capable of producing excellent photography of a professional standard.
The sponsors are hosting this event because it is fun, and it is a privilege to showcase some of the best photographs in Africa.
It is not a profit-making venture and it is a synergy and celebration of our beautiful continent.