The Harambee Africa International Foundation is launching the X Conveying Africa International Prize to contribute to a more accurate image of Africa, one that reflects its challenges, its hopes, the richness and diversity of its peoples and cultures, as well as its ongoing commitment to development and its pressing needs.
The prize aims to highlight the greatness of small stories. The aim is not to present a naïve or simplistic vision of Africa, but to show that alongside many difficulties, there is also hope and serious work being done by many individuals and organisations.
Competition categories and themes
- The competition welcomes audiovisual productions illustrating stories of courage, development, integration and solidarity, and is divided into four categories:
- Category A : Professional audiovisuals made by private individuals lasting up to 60 minutes.
- Category B : Professional audiovisuals from non-profit organisations lasting no more than 60 minutes.
- Category C : Professional audiovisuals from commercial entities lasting up to 60 minutes.
- Category D : Audiovisuals by young creative people under the age of 25, lasting no more than 5 minutes.
- For the latter category, direct experience in Africa is not required, but stories exploring themes of personal growth, coexistence and integration are encouraged.
- Particular attention will be paid to entries that offer an authentic vision and can point to where Africa is heading, highlighting the continent's opportunities, challenges and progress. Participants are encouraged to submit works that reflect the African reality and its perspectives, providing a positive and inspiring narrative about Africa today and tomorrow. The following themes will be given priority:
- The value of education and training as essential means of achieving the full promotion of the individual and peaceful development of African society.
- Respect for the dignity of the human person, whatever their social, economic or cultural condition.
- The value of solidarity and mutual aid.
- The fundamental role of the family in individual growth and the development of society.
- Positive experiences of integration in European societies, promoting intercultural understanding and harmonious coexistence.
Information on rewards
- A panel of experts in the field will evaluate the works submitted and select the winners for each category. The jury reserves the right not to award prizes to winners in all categories.
- The costs of participating in the event shall be borne by the winners. The monetary prize (subject to applicable tax obligations) is EUR 1,000 each for categories a), b), c); a total of EUR 500 for young audiovisuals, category d).
Conditions of participation
- Entrants must submit an audiovisual that corresponds to the themes described and falls into one of the categories listed.
- The audiovisual may be in the original language, but in the case of languages other than English, French, Italian and Spanish, subtitles must be included.
For more information, please visit Harambee Africa International Foundation .