you have a chance to win any of these amazing prizes in the grand finale

2nd runner up

nokia lumia

grand prize

canon camera

1st runner up

iPad mini

winner from each category (places, people, food and fashion)
wins a nokia lumia 630

Etisalat Photography Competition
2015 theme

I Love Nigeria

Nigeria is a blessed country with diverse people and a rich culture. This year, the theme for the photography competition is tagged “I Love Nigeria”. As a country, we have a lot to showcase that is why the 2015 Etisalat Photography competition will showcase the richness of our culture in four different ways.

Often referred to as the giant of Africa, Nigeria has been a reference point to many African countries. The people, language, food, culture are all peculiar. Pictures will be received based on the themes. We expect to see pictures that depict each theme in a creative way – Places; People; Fashion; Food.

The 2015 Etisalat Photography Competition is open to photographers, individuals and those interested in photography. We implore you to submit your entries based on the monthly themes leading up to the festival, exploring the community and life around you. Submitted images will be uploaded to the LagosPhoto Mobile App, powered by Etisalat, where the public can view and vote on the entries. The winner of each monthly competition will win a prize. The project will culminate in an exhibition during the LagosPhoto Festival and the creation of an online archive, with special prizes for the top 3 winning photographs. Particular attention will be placed on artistic creativity around Nigeria outside of established norms.

Do you Love Nigeria? How Creative are you? Tilt, pose, click, and submit!


How it works?

Submit your picture

Login with your facebook or twitter account in the section underneath. Fill out the form and upload your submission(s) in line with the current theme

Download the app

Download the app to view all submissions for the theme. Get ready to share and vote for your favourite photo(s)


Promote your favourite photo(s) by going to our Gallery section in the app and share it on facebook or twitter.


Vote for your favourite photo(s) by going to our Vote section in the app and 'like' your chosen photo(s). Each like counts as a vote. The top 50 are shortlisted based on the highest number of likes.


Our panel of judges will moderate and select the best 3 per theme.



Founder and Director - African Artists’ Foundation (AAF)

Azu Nwagbogu is the founder and director of the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria that is dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary African arts and artists. Established in 2007, the AAF organises art exhibitions, competitions, and workshops with the aim of unearthing and developing talent in Nigeria. Nwagbogu founded the National Art Competition in 2008, an annual arts competition in Nigeria that provides a platform of exposure to emerging Nigerian artists. Nwagbogu also serves as founder and director of the LagosPhoto Festival, an annual international arts festival of photography that brings leading local and international photographers in dialogue with multifacated stories of Africa. Nwagabogu has served as a juror for the Dutch Doc and the POPCAP Photography Awards. Nwagbogu lives and works in Lagos.


Photographer / Industrial Designer

Olayinka Stephen Sangotoye is a versatile contemporary artist and an industrial designer. Over the years, Olayinka has won many prestigious awards such as: first prize winner at the National Art Competition 2009 photography category, third prize winner at the National Art Competition 2011, Third prize winner at the Life in my city national art competition 2010 Enugu state just to mention but a few. Olayinka is a freelance photographer, he has taken pictures extensively both home and abroad like Warsaw in Poland, Berlin in Germany and has auctioned his photographs several time art the notable art house contemporary art auction. More so, he has exhibited many times at the LagosPhoto Festival. Sangotoye is an amazing art tutor. He has facilitated many art programs and workshops such as 2015 IASSIDD event; art class session. He is the head facilitator for YECA (Youth Empowerment Through Contemporary Art) organized by Ford Foundation and African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos. He was one of the juries for the 2014 National Art Competition for secondary school students organized by NNPC. Olayinka is currently the Gallery Manager for African Artists’ Foundation. He is based and works in Lagos.

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