Friday, 12 August 2016

Etisalat Sponsors 2016 Lagos Photo Festival

...Kicks off Photo Competition

Nigeria’s leading telecommunications company Etisalat, in line with its commitment to promote innovation and creativity, has announced the opening of the 2016 Etisalat Photography Competition.

The Etisalat Photography Competition encourages emerging photographers to capture and celebrate fascinating pictures that reflect the diversity and daring spirit of our expressions. The competition kicks off series of activities leading to the opening of the 7th edition of the Etisalat-sponsored annual Lagos Photo Festival.

The Director, Brands & Experience, Etisalat Nigeria, Elvis Ogiemwanye, while speaking about the Etisalat Photography Competition, revealed that submission of entries is open from August 8th to September 1st, 2016.

This year’s edition of Etisalat Photo Competition is tagged Performance; action repeated constantly, becomes a ritual, its transference into other spaces of engagement becomes a performance. We wish to explore further these performances through the strength of photography in depicting our daily routines and celebratory activities and expressions. Under the categories daily routines and celebratory, the competition serves as a platform fostering expressions and creativity at its peak”, he said.

According to Ogiemwanye, Etisalat Photography Competition uses the power of photography to create compelling stories that encapsulate individual experiences and identities from across Africa.

“To enter for this year’s competition, participants are required to visit photo.etisalat.com.ng  to register and submit entries for both Daily routines and Celebratory. Voting will be announced after entry closes on September 1, 2016. The top 50 images from each category will be reviewed by a jury who will then unveil the finalists at the Grand opening of the LagosPhoto Festival”

He added that the first prize winner in the competition will receive a Canon Camera; the second prize winner will get an iPhone, while the third prize winner will receive a Samsung. The shortlisted photographers will also be enrolled at LagosPhoto Summer School where they are expected to hone their skills.

Etisalat is committed to nurturing talent in Photography through the Etisalat Photography Competition and the support of LagosPhoto Festival; the first and only international arts  festival of photography which features exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions, screenings, and large scale outdoor installations in public spaces in Lagos.

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