+++ Submissions open on Monday 23th July 2018 and close on 20th August 2018, 11:59 pm +++
Given the importance of the transport sector in Kenya’s socio-economic development, the need to implement measures that enhance sustainable transport is undisputed. While transport should ultimately be aimed at enabling people to get to work, school and to access essential goods and health facilities, there has to be an intentional effort of mitigating the negative impacts as well as making it safer, cleaner, more efficient and more effective. This will result in a clean and healthy environment, which is every citizen’s right as guaranteed under the Kenyan Constitution.
In line with this understanding, the objective of the photo competition is to capture public perception of the state of mobility in Kenya and present an actual scenario of it. The aim is to enhance public engagement in the project, as well as promote public understanding of the negative impacts of unsustainable transportation in Kenya. The photographer is urged to portray the true state of what is being experienced in the day-to-day struggles and joys for passengers and cargo transportation in Kenya.
The contest is organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit’s (GIZ) Advancing Transport Climate Strategies project (TraCS), the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Photographers Association of Kenya (PAK).
Terms of participation
Among the aspects expected to be captured in the competition are:
The competition is open to photographers residing in Kenya, of 18 years and above and in possession of a valid national ID or international passport. Members of P.A.K. committee, staff of GIZ Kenya working in the energy, transport and climate change portfolio, staff of ITDP Kenya, judges, and their immediate family members or anyone connected to this competition are NOT eligible to enter.
Categories and prizes
The contest expects the submitted images to be in the following categories:
The judges will select one winner per category and one overall winner of the competition from the best in category. Winners will be contacted directly for the prizes as indicated below.
Prizes for the awards are:
1st in category: 30,000 KES each
Overall winner of the competition: additional 25,000 KES (equaling a total of 55,000 KES)
All photographs should include the following information in the EXIF data/metadata:
In addition, a caption or short description of what is in the photograph (who, what, why, where) of max. 100 words per photograph should be sent alongside the submission, clearly indicating the name of the file being described.
For the first part of your file name, choose your name (first name and last name). The second part of your file name shall be the short code of the category of the entry.
The codes are as follows:
The third part of your file name shall be the entry number. If it is your first image to the Freight Transportation category it would be numbered 01. If it is the second image, it will be numbered 02. Ensure the numbers are in the order you would like the images to be seen.
E.g. Name Henry Jackson (Henry_Jackson), category (FT) and your entry number (01)… Your entry would thus read as Henry_Jackson_FT_01
The judges for the contest will be from GIZ, PAK, ITDP, National Transport and Safety Authority and the Ministry of Transport. The judges will select one overall winner and two runners-up. That is, first and second runners up based on the following judging criteria:
The organizing team will not be held responsible for not being able to reach the photographer(s) of the selected pictures.
Winning photographers should be willing to participate as panelists in public dialogues centered on issues related to their photographs.
The judges’ decision is final.
After carefully reading and understanding the information please fill in the required details in the email form below and submit it along with your entries named as indicated above.
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Urda Eichhorst, Bonn