After weeks of successful submission of entries and voting by members of the public, Etisalat Nigeria has announced the “Top 100 Entries” for the 2016 edition of the annual Etisalat Photography Competition.

The “Top 100 Entries” were selected from almost two thousand entries submitted by persons who are enthusiasts for photography, through the competition’s website. The competition commenced August 11 and ended September 11, 2016.

Speaking about the overwhelming enthusiasm for this year’s edition of the Etisalat Photography Competition, Director, Brands & Experience, Etisalat Nigeria, Elvis Ogiemwanye, said a total of 1,875 entries of creative photographs were received from which the public voted for their favorite images.

“After the public voting, top 50 images were selected from each of the two categories of the competition – Daily Routines & Celebratory. After a commendable voting exercise by the members of the public, these entries will be further reviewed by the jury to unveil a shortlist of top 10 (5 entries per category) from which the best 3 will be selected”, he said.

Ogiemwanye added that, “images from the shortlisted photographers will be featured at the 2016 LagosPhoto Festival organized by the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) and the Top 10 photographers will be enrolled at the LagosPhoto Summer School”.

The Etisalat Photography Competition was created as a platform to engage and empower budding photographers using the power of digital media; online, social and mobile technology. The winner of the Etisalat photography competition receives a Canon Camera; the first runner up receives an IPhone, while the second runner up will receive a Samsung Phone.

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