A total of $6,000 was awarded to three photographers for their winning entries in the third edition of the Africa 2017 Photo competition, an annual contest which showcases the rapidly changing landscape of Africa.
An Egyptian, a British and Kenyan each bagged $2,000 for their submissions. The contest drew 4,000 entries from professional and amateur photographers across over 60 countries, the organizers said.
The images captured the transformation and modernization of Africa and were grouped into three categories: cities, industries and technology.
Technology has the potential of being transformational - it can provide personalized quality education in a cost-efficient and scalable way.
“The winning images showed young Malawian students using tablets at school to learn their local language; a sunset over Nairobi, Kenya; and hot air balloons flying over Luxor, Egypt,’ Agility, a leading global logistics provider said in a press release.
Below are the winning entries with accompanying titles:
Photo by: Mohamed Kamal, Egypt. Hot air balloons flying over Luxor, Egypt.
Photo by: Judith Hermetter, Great Britain. This Malawian girl is learning to read her language, Chichewa, on a tablet at her own pace.
Photo by: Joshua Wanyama, Kenya. Evening falls over Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. Nairobi accounts for 60% of the Kenyan economy, and is the regional headquarters of various global organizations.
The organizers added that the winning photographs will be showcased on a CNBC Africa telecast, published in Forbes Africa, and featured in Agility social media, promotions and advertising.
“Technology has the potential of being transformational – it can provide personalized quality education in a cost-efficient and scalable way,” Hermetter said.
Geoffrey White, CEO, Agility Africa, said Africans and African governments are “embracing technology – and as a result transforming all parts of society. This year’s Grand Prize photograph illustrates the technological shift that is empowering people with access to knowledge and information.
“As a company investing heavily in African infrastructure, Agility is seeing the advancements the continent has made on a daily basis, and we are proud to share images that reflect these changes,” he stressed.
The competition was judged by an independent panel that consisted of Sneha Shah, Managing Director, Thomson Reuters Africa; Bronwyn Nielsen, Editor-in-Chief, CNBC Africa; and Salim Amin, Chairman of CameraPix and co-founder of Africa24 Media.