The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is calling for submissions of stories for its “The Stories of Africa” contest for young Africans.
GLF, in collaboration the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), aims to amplify critical voices from across Africa through the storytelling contest.
If you are a youth and was born in any of the African countries, and live there, then you are invited to tell your stories through the use of movies, audio recordings, or other forms of art.
The contest would give storytellers an invaluable opportunity to share your incredible experiences with the world and compete for cash rewards.
The three best stories will receive prizes of EUR 500, 300 and 200 respectively, and they will also be showcasing the best 10 to 15 stories and announcing the winner stories at the GLF Africa Digital Conference 2022 on 15 September 2022.
How To Apply
Before you begin writing, you must ensure that you story answers the following pertinent questions:
- Why is the topic you are presenting important and relevant to your community?
- What are the biggest challenges to your culture or community in relation to this topic?
- What are the opportunities for your community in relation to this topic?
- Are you currently working on a project or initiative relevant to this topic? If so, please briefly explain or show us!
If you are submitting videos, you can submit at any length and format of your choice. Videos such as: short films, interviews, documentaries are accepted.
You can also make audio stories by creating a podcast for them. These may include: poems, songs or any other forms of art.
When creating the story, ensure you include a photo of yourself and your landscape in the application. In case you want to send your video or audio in French or an Indigenous language, please also provide a transcript in English.
Include the following in your story (e.g. at the beginning or end of the video or audio):
Your full name;
Your municipality and country;
The name of your community (if applicable)
Deadline for submissions is 14 August 2022.
SUBMIT YOUR STORIES NOW