Survival’s 45th Anniversary Photographic Competition

A photograph tells a thousand words: Survival launches first ever photographic competition to mark 45th anniversary.
Enawene Nawe men perform the Yãkwa ritual, a four-month exchange of food between humans and the ancestral spirits, accompanied by dancing and chanting to the sound of flutes.

Enawene Nawe men perform the Yãkwa ritual, a four-month exchange of food between humans and the ancestral spirits, accompanied by dancing and chanting to the sound of flutes.
© Fiona Watson/Survival

In 1969, the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine published an article by Norman Lewis about the genocide of Brazilian Indians, with strong images from the acclaimed photographer Don McCullin.

It led to the founding of Survival International, the global movements for tribal peoples’ rights.

Tribal peoples have developed ways of life that are largely self-sufficient and extraordinarily diverse. Photography is a powerful medium for raising awareness of tribal peoples and the threats to their existence.

Images play an emotive role in telling important stories. And ultimately they can help to change the lives and futures of some of the most vulnerable peoples on earth.

© Caroline Halley des Fontaines/Survival

In 2014, Survival celebrates its 45th anniversary. To mark this, we are launching our first-ever photographic competition. We are looking for striking photographs of tribal and indigenous peoples from every corner of the globe.

Winning entries will create Survival’s 2015 calendar, which every year raises funds for Survival’s vital campaign; will be published on Survival’s website and social media outlets; and will be exhibited at The Little Black Gallery in London and in other countries where Survival has offices.

Hadza hunters in Tanzania use the song of an African bird to guide them to bees’ nests in baobab trees.

Hadza hunters in Tanzania use the song of an African bird to guide them to bees’ nests in baobab trees.
© Joanna Eede/ Survival

Open to amateurs and professionals alike, the judging panel will include Survival’s Director Stephen Corry, actor and Survival Ambassador Gillian Anderson, the BBC’s Human Planet photographer Tim Allen, the Little Black Gallery’s Founder Ghislain Pascal, Survival’s Photography consultant Joanna Eede and Survival Italy Coordinator Francesca Casella.

The winning images and overall winner will be selected not only for their originality and the strength of composition, but also for their demonstration of sensitivity to and understanding of tribal peoples, their ways of life and the issues that jeopardize their futures.

The winning image will receive an Olympus camera E-PM2, donated by Olympus.

Image categories, Survival’s photographic policy and full terms and conditions of the competition can be found below:


-Lands: images that show the intimate relationship between tribal peoples and their lands across continents.
-Human diversity: portraits of individuals, families, relationship between parents and children, elderly, etc.
-Ways of life: for e.g. hunting and gathering; rituals and ceremonies; life at home; nomadism.

Terms and conditions:

-We only accept digital submissions of no more than 1MB (if your photograph is chosen, we will ask you to submit the original file in high resolution).

-Maximum 5 images submitted per entrant.

-Open to both amateur and professional photographers worldwide.

-By submitting images you agree to give Survival International permission to print them in Survival’s 2015 calendar, and for the images to be used only for:

-Press and publicity in conjunction with the calendar, including print and online.

-An exhibition to be held at The Little Black Gallery, London and in other countries where Survival has offices.

-By entering the competition all entrants confirm that their entries are their own original work, that they own the copyright in it, and that they haven’t infringed third party rights.

-Respect for tribal peoples is paramount. No tribal peoples or their lands should be harmed, offended or violated in the process of taking photographs. (See Survival’s photographic policy below).

-Survival International accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost or corrupted during the upload.

-Survival International’s decisions on all matters affecting the competition are final.

-Competition closing date: March 31, 2014.

-Please email entries to:

-Please make sure each submitted image is clearly captioned with the following detail: name of tribe; place/country photograph was taken; any relevant narrative, activity or information; and, if possible, the date each photograph was taken.

Survival photographic policy:

Survival has always striven to convey a fair and accurate picture of tribal people. Where practicable and where they might otherwise convey a false impression, Survival will date the images it publishes. Those contrived by a photographer or videographer to make tribal people appear more ‘traditional’ than they are in reality, or where they dress for tourists, or which otherwise falsify their appearance or behavior, are only knowingly used by Survival if this is explained.


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.


Course Title: “Are You A Learner” – A Notion Of Representation

Course Code: TNI.ACP014Q1JAN

Course Fee: N 5,000.00

Duration: 17 March– 28 March 2014
10.00am – 4.00pm (Monday – Friday)

Location: Goethe Institut, Lagos.

“Are You A Learner” is a well-known Lagos/Nigerian street slang that is suggestive of an impression on the sight – a performance, simulation or pretence. It connotes an act of representation or misrepresentation in some sort.
This indigenous slang brings to the fore the complicated and vast meaning of representation. But it is more or less a reference to the action or fact of exhibiting in some visible image or form; the fact of expressing or denoting by means of symbolic action or exhibition by a person or group in a public space. In a different context, the slang may refer to the exhibition of an unbecoming or questionable character and action upon a public stage (be it the social gatherings, bus/stop, street corners, office spaces, schools etc.). In its complexity and confusion it is both the objective and subjective value – judgement of ‘The Fake’ versus ‘The Real’ and how this holds over time, particular in a later recognition of the uniqueness of the erstwhile ‘Fake’.

The meaning is overtly ambiguous and the workshop will explore the elements of interpretation involved in representation. The workshop will look into representation in terms of who represents, who is being represented, the purpose, historical moments of representation, location and strategy and the tone of representation.

The workshop will allow for flexibility in the choice of medium in answering this question.

What to bring:

Participants need to bring digital cameras, laptops, memory sticks, hard drives etc. Previous works as well as work in progress. A recent portfolio will be handy. As part of the introduction to the workshop, each participant is expected to prepare a visual presentation of his/her work preferable with power point.


If you are interested in photography and you want to learn. While there will be technical support offered, participants should know how to use a camera, functions of the camera and computer imaging.

Maximum umber of participants:

The TNI.ACP will give positions to 15 (fifteen) participants for this workshop.


Uche Opka-Iroha
The Nlele Institute | African Centre for Photography (TNI.ACP)


Call for submission is open from 15 January – 19 February, 2014.


This call is open to passionate artists/photographers who live in Nigeria. There is no age limit.


All submissions must be written in English.

1.Submit a biography between 200 – 300 words.
2.A self portrait photograph of 300 dpi Jpeg resolution.
3.A detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by a letter of interest not more than 300 words.
4.Submit 10 – 15 screen resolution images (72 dpi) of A4 size (297mm X 210mm), Jpeg files. Photographs can be either colour or black & white.
5.Each image must have a caption. These images should form a body of work/oeuvre and tell a story. The oeuvre must be accompanied by a critical text between 250 – 300 words.

Submissions must be received in the TNI.ACP email box by mid night 19 February, 2014. Selected applicants will be notified electronically by email. Send your entries to: tniacp.submissions@

Culled from: TNI.ACP blog


Show your love for taking candid photos this
Valentines’ season!

Capture the season’s romantic mood in our I HEART NIKON AND JUMIA PHOTO CONTEST and win a Red Coolpix S2700 and a Red D3200 DSLR!

Contest Period: 1st to 18th February 2014
Submission Deadline: 14th February 2014
Announcement of Winners: 18th February 2014

• To enter the competition, LIKE the Nikon Africa and Jumia Nigeria Facebook pages.

• This contest is open only to Nikon Africa Facebook and Jumia Nigeria fans currently residing in Nigeria.

• To win, post photos of anything that shows love is in the air on Nikon Africa’s Facebook page with
hashtag #IHeartNikonAndJumia and mention @
JumiaNigeria. Qualified photos could be your most
creative and romantic selfie, a photo of your loved
ones or anything that tells a story of love and passion.

• The winner will receive a Red Coolpix S2700 and a Red D3200 DSLR.

• Each user is allowed to submit a maximum of three entries. Nikon, however, has the right to screen and shortlist the photos submitted.

• All photo submissions should be ORIGINALS taken by the contest participant. Usage of copied material will be cause for disqualification.

• You may use any camera to take the photo. Post
processing is allowed but should be kept to a
minimum. Photographers may put their watermark on the photo.

• Qualifying photos will be uploaded in Nikon Africa’s I HEART NIKON & JUMIA contest album. Share your photo with friends for fun.

• At the end of the contest, Nikon will select the
winners and communicate with the contest winners on Facebook.

• Prizes can be claimed at Nikon Authorized
Distributor – New Creation Worldwide Link Nigeria Ltd at 22 Opebi Road, Lagos, Nigeria or delivered via courier for the winner residing outside Lagos.

• This contest is being organized by Nikon Middle East FZE and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or
administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

• This contest is open to all Nikon Africa Facebook
fans currently residing in Nigeria

• Photographers should be mindful of country laws when taking photographs. Nikon Middle East will not assume any liability resulting from inappropriate photography practices.

• Nikon Middle East FZE reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not meet quality standards, or those that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive.

• Nikon Middle East FZE reserves the right to terminate the Contest at any time without prior notice. Nikon Middle East FZE shall not be liable for any loss, damage or expense as a result.

• Nikon Middle East FZE reserves the right to change, amend, delete or add to these Contest Terms and Conditions without prior notice at any time. Participants agree to be bound to any such changes.

• Nikon Middle East FZE decision shall be final and
binding. No correspondence shall be entertained.

NOTE: By participating in this contest, you agree to
comply with these terms and conditions.