The U.S. Mission Nigeria invites Nigerians to compete in its NaijaGems Photography contest to raise awareness of Nigeria’s natural beauty. Ambassador W. Stuart Symington who has visited all 36 states in Nigeria and initiated the competition said, “There are all across this country (Nigeria) places of spectacular beauty, including some of the rarest and most beautiful flora, flowers and fauna, rock structures, rivers, waterfalls, and historic structures, things created by God and things created by man from one end of this country to the other.” We want you to take a picture of one of those Nigerian gems – things or places that cause every Nigerian and every other person in the world who sees it to go “WOW.”
There is much to be admired and celebrated in Nigeria. They are giving Nigerians an opportunity to tell their positive stories in pictures.
The contest is open to all adult Nigerians. They are looking for originality and creativity, compelling photography skills, and a Wow effect – within a picture displaying natural beauty of a meaningful location or object in Nigeria.
Photos must be submitted by May 4, 2018, 11:59PM.
The contest winner will take home a Canon EOS 5D mark iv, the second and third place winners will also receive high-quality Canon cameras and top photos from the 36 states and the FCT will win consolation prizes.
The best photos will be featured in a NaijaGems photo exhibition in Abuja.
The results will be announced on the Embassy website and on social media and the winners will be invited to the embassy to receive their prizes.
Click here for more details of the contest rules.