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2016 Etisalat Lagos photo festival opens


The 2016 Etisalat sponsored Lagos Photo Festival has opened in the centre of excellence, with Photography Competition, reports ITRealms.

The Etisalat Photography Competition, ITRealms gathered encourages emerging photographers to capture and celebrate fascinating pictures that reflect the diversity and daring spirit of expressions.

The competition which is on its 7th edition according to the Director, Brands & Experience, Etisalat Nigeria, Elvis Ogiemwanye, is accepting entries, between August 8 and September 1, 2016. 

He also said 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.

Ogiemwanye pointed out that 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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