by Emma Thomson
on March 8, 2018
2 min read

After much success and amazing entries last year, Africa’s Photographer of the Year is back! For anyone who may have forgotten the ins and outs, here’s all you need to know about APOTY 2018 followed by some of the incredible submissions received so far.

Herd of Zebra standing with green shrubbery as a backdrop

Photo Credit: Kevin Tan
Submission for ‘Capture Africa’

Introducing the most prestigious photographic competition on the continent…

So, what is the competition all about? APOTY was created to inspire travellers to explore our great continent while showcasing the undeniable beauty of Africa. The current ‘Capture Africa’ category will remain active until the end of March where the quarterly winner will be announced. For anyone feeling unsure of what this category means, it is simply an expression of your vision – what does Africa mean to you? Each of the new categories will be announced and explained as they become active.

As always, there are some nitty gritty details to consider before you enter, so please give the Terms & Conditions a quick read.

Exciting prizes to be won!

The winner of each quarterly category will receive a pair of SWAROVSKI OPTIK Companion 10×30 binoculars worth $1, 400. At the end of the fourth and final quarter we will be announcing the winner of our Grand Prize – an incredible 9-day holiday for two valued at $32, 000!

You can read more about these amazing prizes here.

Before we get into a few of this year’s photos, take a look at the winning photo from APOTY 2017 taken by Clement Kiragu.

Wildebeest take down in Maasai Mara, Kenya

Photo Credit: Clement Kiragu
Winner photo Africa’s Photographer of the Year 2017 – Maasai Mara, Kenya

Now onto some of the amazing submissions we’ve received for ‘Capture Africa’ in February…

Close up of cheetah head in lush grass

Photo Credit: Nick Dale
Submission for ‘Capture Africa’

Namibian desert

Photo Credit: Dirk Johnen
Submission for ‘Capture Africa’

Lechwe antelopes at sunset, Okavango Delta

Photo Credit: Anny Wiedleroither
Submission for ‘Capture Africa’

Cheetah chasing an antelope

Photo Credit: Paolo Torchio
Submission for ‘Capture Africa’

Mother and baby sitting in a tree

Photo Credit: Leslie Mehner
Submission for ‘Capture Africa’

Submit your entry to ‘Capture Africa’ before the end of March or see if your image is more suited to one of the next categories.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!