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LagosPhoto Festival competition kicks off


Call for entry has been announced for Etisalat-sponsored 2016 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 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.

In just seven years of operations, Etisalat Nigeria has become a major industry player with a growing subscriber base of 23 million in a highly competitive market. Its portfolio of voice and data-centric products include – Easy starter, Easycliq, Cliqlite, Classic Post-paid, Easybusiness and Easyblaze; all tailor-made to meet the needs of its customers.

Etisalat Nigeria is one of the 19 operations of the Etisalat Group spanning Africa, the Middle East and Asia and serving over 182 million subscribers. Etisalat Nigeria is committed to delivering innovative and quality services to its growing subscribers.

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