NiPHEC 2014 Photo Contest: NAIJA PEOPLE & PLACES


The photo contest is a platform that provides an opportunity for Nigerian photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike. This year’s theme is centered on Nigerian People & Places and it is geared towards celebrating the rich heritage of Nigeria at 100 (1914 – 2014).

Submitting your pictures will give you a chance to win different cash prizes.

1st Prize: N300,000
2nd Prize: N200,000
3rd Prize: N100,000
4th Prize: N60,000
5th Prize: N30,000

Submission Guidelines
1. All submissions are limited to pictures of different people (cultures) & places in Nigeria. Not more than 4 pictures may be submitted by any individual. Each participant will be required to pay a token of N1,000 for entering the contest. Fee will be used to cover cost of printing and displaying participants pictures during the conference.

2. Image data files created with digital still cameras (including medium and large-format cameras). Images that have been retouched “EXTENSIVELY” using software or by other means will not be accepted. Both color and monochrome images will be accepted. (Scans of photographs taken by film cameras are not eligible.)

3. Participants will retain sole copyrights to pictures submitted. Participants also hereby grant NiPHEC permission to use submitted pictures to promote current and future editions of the contest and/or conference. In addition, top entries will be featured in a book to be published later in 2014 titled 100 places, 100 people: Celebrating Nigeria @ 100. Winning entries will be contacted for final permission & approval before pictures will be published in the said book.

4. Images must be taken by the individual making the submission and such individuals must own the copyright to the images. Participants with fake/double identities will be disqualified.

5. Participants DO NOT have to be citizens of Nigeria although pictures submitted must be of Nigerian heritage.

4. File size per JPEG format should not be more than 1500 x 2100 pixels or 2000kb

5. The standard color space for all images is sRGB.

6. Contest Judges and NiPHEC Executive Team are ineligible to participate.

7. Top 5 Winners will be chosen by the collective voting decisions of 3 reputable professional photographers. The viewing public will have the opportunity to vote for winners for 6th to 10th position. The first prize is a cash prize of N300,000, second prize is N200,000, third prize is N100,000, fourth prize is N60,000 & fifth prize is N30,000. Prizes for 6th – 10th place position will be announced later.

8. Submission deadline is March 7, 2014. All images will be available for the public’s viewing from April 1, 2014 by 9am. Voting will end April 15 by 11:59pm (Lagos time).

∙Winners may be requested to provide higher resolution images for publication or display purposes during the NiPHEC event.

How to Enter
After carefully reading all the guidelines,
1: Make a payment of N1,000 to our Guaranty Trust Bank account (elophotos studio ent 0007361345)
2: Send the teller number/details along with a maximum of 4 images to with the subject line reading “NiPHEC Photo Contest”. Kindly include your full name and contact phone numbers in case we need to reach you. Also include a short description/caption for each image submitted.

Questions or Suggestions? Email us at or call us on 08023008873, 08120129149 or 08184543364.


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