9Mobile Photography Competition 2017 For young Nigerian budding Photographers.

As nurturers of talent, the 9mobile photography competition was developed as a platform to engage and empower budding photographers using the power of digital media; online, social and mobile. Each year, a theme is created and submissions are received within a specified period. From the pool of entries received, 100 images will be approved by internal reviewers based on entry criteria and passed on to the Judging panel for review to come up with a longlist of 10 images and then opened to the public for voting to come up with the voters choice. 

The image with the highest number of votes emerges as the winner for voter’s choice. And the judges come up with the shortlist and winner for the competition. Winners from the judges and public voting are rewarded with prizes. Images of the finalists are showcased during a winner’s announcement. 

Theme of Contest: This year’s theme is tagged Capturing Solid Memories in 9ja. 

Photography has become part of our culture when it comes to creating lasting memories, and with the technological advancements, the art of capturing photos keep changing and growing. A lot of creativity has gone into the art of contemporary photography in Nigeria. The diverse nature of Nigeria, provides many kinds of notable buildings. 

Charge the shutter, adjust the lens to unmask the solid memories and reality evidenced in 9ja. Through this category “Architectural Buildings”, 9mobile hope to visualize and unfold the act of photography in capturing sights of historical buildings, landmarks, churches, bridges in Nigeria. 

Value of Contest:  

  • Grand Prize: Canon Camera 
  • 1st runner up: iPhone + Airtime 
  • 2nd runner up: Samsung phone + Airtime 


Architectural Buildings – Explore and capture sights of historical buildings, famous landmarks, bridges, city skylines and old churches. It is expected you stay creative in your surroundings. 

Selection Criteria:  

  • images should depict the theme 
  • participants are allowed multiple entries exploring daily routines and celebratory activities 
  • Images must be a jpeg file. Editing/cropping via various photo editing programs/applications are acceptable. 
  • images must not contain inappropriate subject matter. 
  • images not submitted in the above mentioned manner will be disqualified from the competition. 
  • Etisalat and LagosPhoto retain exclusive usage rights of images submitted to this competition 
  • artistic creativity is highly desired 

Selection Process: The judging panel is comprised of selected members from the photography community as well as other creative individuals. 

The approved 100 images will be reviewed by the jury to produce a shortlist of 10 and top 3 images from the shortlisted. The top 3 finalists will be unveiled and awarded prizes by the jury at a Winner Announcement event.

application deadline september11th,2017

For More Information visit the links below



Visit the Official Webpage of the 9mobile photography competition 2017


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