Open Call: Photography Award

CAP Prize – The Contemporary African Photography Prize

February 7, 2018

The CAP Prize consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions and is awarded during the Image Afrique Festival in Basel, Switzerland. The CAP Prize winners exhibition was previously on show at LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria, at FIFCV Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde or Eyes On – European Month of Photography in Vienna just to name a few. The five CAP Prize winners are invited to the main exhibition at the Image Afrique Festival and will spend one week in Basel during Art Basel, all costs covered. A catalog documenting the five winners works will be published in time for the award ceremony.

Each of the five awardees have the chance to be featured by many of our media partners.

Photographs must have been taken in an African country or deal with a diaspora of an African country.
The emphasis of the competition is on image sequences. Images must work together as a whole. We are NOT looking for single images or fashion/advertising/studio work.
Eligible are submissions comprising between 10 and 25 images.
Submitted images should be a minimum of 2500 pixels in width/height at 72 dpi and be no more than 5 megabytes in size.
Should your work be chosen for exhibition, we will ask you to supply high-resolution files that are suitable for print.
Collaborative projects are permitted. Entrants must be sure to note this in the description accompanying their submission.
NOTE ON COPYRIGHT: The images remain the property of the author and the CAP Association requires a license to use the images in relation to the competition and promotion of the competition only. Photographers will be consulted, should we wish to use their work in any other context.
The CAP Prize is open to photographers of any age and descent.
There is no entry fee.