Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Freight and Logistics Outfit Want Your Shots of Africa

Cash for the Winning Photographs in New Competition
Shipping News Feature

AFRICA – Kuwait headquartered freight and logistics group Agility has launched a photographic competition, open to amateurs and professionals alike, to highlight the success of emerging Africa and reflect its increasing progress calling for images which capture a Continent booming with tech-savvy, youthful consumers, fast-paced urbanisation, and enormous long-term economic prospects. Agility says it is investing in Africa and is committed to building new logistics capacity, infrastructure and access for businesses and consumers across the Continent with a strategy which also includes a strong social and environmental program, focused on education, training and health.

The competition will run from June 1 – September 1, 2015. Agility will award a $2,000 cash prize to the winner of each of the three categories: Industry, Technology, and Cities, as well as a $4,000 grand cash prize to the photographer who shoots the overall winning image that best captures the development and growth across Africa. The winning photographs will be shown on a CNBC Africa telecast and published in Forbes Africa. Geoffrey White, CEO of Agility Africa observed:

“Much of the world’s perception of Africa is outdated, today, seven out of 10 of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa. This photo competition is intended to highlight a dynamic market with opportunity. Too frequently, the world reports only the bad news from the Continent, when there is so much that is impressive that Africa can be proud of. We hope this photo competition will demonstrate some of the positives revealing the real progress and development that Africa is making.

“The photo competition is an engaging way to encourage amateur and professional photographers to present modern, fast-changing Africa through images that show its successes. We want to capture images reflecting the robust modernization happening every day, from sustainable farming to manufacturing to oil and gas production. We hope, as a result, perceptions of Africa will become more balanced, and they will come to see Africa as a significant contributor to the world economy.”

To learn more about entering the competition click HERE.