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Photographer of the Year 2022

Photographer of the Year 2022 – DETAILS

Proudly sponsored by Hemmersbach Rhino Force and Natural Selection

We are open for entries from 1 February 2022 to midnight on 30 April 2022. Judging will take place throughout those months and for the month of May 2022, and the winners will be announced end May 2022.

Entries will compete for the following coveted titles:

• The overall winner – 2022 Photographer of the Year
• The first runner-up;
• The second runner-up;
• The highly commendable finalists;

Entries must encompass the Celebration of Africa!


For more information about our fabulous prize go to our dedicated PRIZE page.


The judging panel is made up of the Africa Geographic editorial team.


• Only entries that are of African wildlife, landscapes, and/or culture will be accepted.
• Entries can be submitted from Tuesday, 1 February 2022 until midnight (CAT) on Saturday, 30 April 2022.
• Entrants must submit photos either via the online entry form or via email (
• By entering the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2022 participants confirm that they have read and agree to the rules of the competition.


The selection process administered by the judges will be as follows:

• The ‘Weekly Selection’ will be the top submissions for that week, as judged by us. This selection will be published at the end of each week on our website as a gallery and in an album on Facebook;
• During the month of May 2022, once the submission deadline has come and gone, the judges will judge all accumulated entries from the Weekly Selections, gradually reducing the number of qualifiers to a list of ‘Finalists’, from which the winners will be selected and announced in late May or early June 2022;

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