In line with its commitment at promoting innovation and creativity, one of Nigeria's leading telecommunication brands, Etisalat, has announced the opening of the 2016 Etisalat Photography Competition.
Themed Performance, the competition kicks off series of activities leading to the opening of the 7th edition of another Etisalat-sponsored yearly event, Lagos Photo Festival.
The Director, Brands & Experience, Etisalat Nigeria, Elvis Ogiemwanye, while speaking about the Competition, revealed that submission of entries is open from August 8 to September 1, 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," Ogiemwanye stated. "We wish to explore further these performances through the strength of photography in depicting our daily routines and celebratory activities and expressions."
He added that the competition serves as a platform fostering expressions and creativity at its peak.”
The Etisalat Photography Competition encourages emerging photographers to capture and celebrate fascinating pictures that reflect the diversity and daring spirit of our expressions. According to Ogiemwanye, the ompetition uses the power of photography to create compelling stories that encapsulate individual experiences and identities from across Africa.
On the process for entties, Ogiemwanye explained: “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 LagosPhoto Festival.”
He disclosed that the first prize winner in the competition will receive a Canon Camera; the second prize goes with will an iPhone, while the third prize winner receives a Samsung.
All shortlisted phtographers will 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.