POPCAP 13 prize for Contemporary African Photography

By 10/04/2013News


Organised by Piclet, POPCAP 13 is the prize for Contemporary African Photography that is awarded to photographic portfolios dealing with African themes. Piclet is now calling for entries for POPCAP ’13 from March 19 until May 1 2013. There is no entry fee to participate and the competition is open to photographers of any age and descent. Eligible submissions are visual narratives comprising between 10 and 25 images, and must relate to an African theme. Submissions will be judged by a panel of eighteen international judges, who will select five portfolios. Make sure you read the rules of entry.


The selected 5 entries will be included in Piclet’s artists directory
, and will be exhibited at:
– Basel, during Art | Basel 44

– PhotoIreland Festival 2013
– LagosPhoto 2013
In addition, one of the top 5 portfolios will get published on the European Photography magazine.

Deadline: 1st May 2013

POPCAP was awarded for the first time in 2012, with five winners chosen from 140 submissions by a panel of nine internationally-sourced judges. This year the five chosen works will be presented to both the international arts community and the general public during Art Basel 44 as well as at PhotoIreland Festival 2013. During POPCAP ‘13 we will aim to maintain a constant discourse regarding African topics through public events running alongside the exhibition, with the overall objective of enhancing awareness of African themes in the arts. Due to its extensive application in a day-to-day context, we consider photography to be the ideal medium from which to foster an unhindered exchange of ideas.