International Prize for Contemporary African Photography

Judging Criteria

Submitted work will be judged according to the following criteria:

Technical criteria:

  • exposure focus/sharpness
  • colour and/or tonal rendition
  • lighting

Visual and aesthetic criteria:

  • framing and choice of viewpoint
  • design elements and principles
  • appropriate application of photographic and/or manipulative techniques
  • visual impact

Content:

  • information
  • emotion/mood/feeling
  • relevance
  • subject impact

General characteristics:

  • originality
  • style
  • context
  • photographic vision
  • empathy
  • insight
  • validity