Call for Submissions: Safal Eye in the Wild Photography Competition

We are excited to announce our annual Safal Eye in the Wild Photography Competition 2023. The competition will run from 28 July to October 15, 2023, with an aim to ignite conversations and raise awareness about environmental conservation through the power of photography.

This year, the competition seeks to highlight the effects of drought on communities and the power of resourcefulness and innovation in combating the scourge. Drought in Africa continues to have dire and severe consequences, particularly for the agriculture-dependent communities in the region. Insufficient rainfall and prolonged dry spells have reduced crop yields, increased livestock losses, and exacerbated food shortages. This in turn, has caused a ripple effect significantly contributing to food insecurity in communities.

Photographers, both professional and amateurs, are invited to participate.

Submission Period: [July 28] – [October 15]

Theme: “Drought”

About the Competition: The annual campaign was launched in 2017 under the name ‘MRM Eye in the Wild Photography Competition. It ran for two years before rebranding in 2019 to the Safal Eye in The Wild Photography Competition to reflect the parent sponsor, The Safal Group. The campaign has witnessed tremendous growth and engagement, capturing the attention of participants from Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Tanzania.

Prizes: 1st Place: [USD 3,000] 2nd Place: [USD 2,000] 3rd Place: [USD 1,000], People’s Choice: [USD 500]

Submission Guidelines: 1. Visit https://safaleyeinthewild.safalgroup.com and follow the submission guidelines

Important Dates:

· Submissions Open: July 28, 2023

· Submissions Deadline: October 15, 2023

· Judging Period: 16th Oct – 16th Nov 2023

· Winners Announcement: 8th Dec 2023

Our esteemed panel of judges includes renowned professional photographers who share a passion for photography and environmental conservation.

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Public Voting: We will also have a “People’s Choice” award, where the public can vote for their favourite photograph on our website or social media platforms during the voting period.

Help us spread the word about this competition by sharing it with your friends, fellow photographers, and environmental enthusiasts. Let’s use the power of photography to inspire action and make a positive change for our future.

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