Entries are being sought for the 2019 Contemporary African Photography (CAP) Prize, which is open to everyone of all levels and of any age or descent.

The competition organisers are looking for portfolios of work that engages with the African continent or its diaspora. Photographs must have been taken in an African country or deal with a diaspora of an African country. The emphasis of the competition is on image sequences. Images must work together as a whole. Entrants may submit colour and/or black and white photographs taken up to three years before the start of the competition (after November 2015). All entries must be submitted via the website no later than 11.59pm EST (Zurich time) on Tuesday, February 7, 2019. Any photos submitted after this time will not be considered for entry. Entry is free of charge.

Projects eligible for the CAP Prize must contain between 10 and 25 images. There is no restriction on digital post-capture adjustments but images entered must be in JPEG format using the sRGB colour space and 100% quality setting. Each image should be 2,500 pixels on the longer side but the file size of each image should not exceed 5 MB.  Participants can enter multiple projects.

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of 23 international curators, publishers, editors and artists, who will select 25 artists to be shortlisted. Five short listed artists will be awarded with the CAP Prize 2019, which enables them to display their work in  a series of large scale outdoor exhibitions around the globe.   The winners will be announced at Photo Basel International Art Fair in June 2019.

Click here for full details of the competition, including the judges’ panel and how to enter.