Smart Villages Photography Competition

Deadline: 30 April 2017
Open to: everyone, regardless of nationality, background, age and experience
Prize: USD 2000 for the overall winner


This competition focuses on how energy access changes the life of rural communities around the world, and the concept of “Smartness” i.e., not just provision of off-grid energy to villages, but how that energy is being used in productive, innovative, and even entrepreneurial ways to achieve sustainable development outcomes for the individuals and communities concerned.


Everyone, regardless of nationality, background, age and experience, is welcome to participate and submit up to 3 photographs.


  • USD 2000 for the overall winner;
  • USD 1000 for the runner-up;
  • Two USD 500 prizes for each of the four categories.

One prize, of USD 1000, is reserved for a junior photographer (under 18 years of age). The winning photographs will be featured by the Smart Villages Initiative in a number of ways, including international exhibitions (particularly at our forthcoming policy workshops), incorporation in Smart Villages publications, and for use on our website and social media.

How to Apply?

In order to apply please fill the application.

For more information please visit the official web page.

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