Tradition and ICT innovation: a couple with potential

The eLearning Africa Photo Competition is back this year in its fourth edition. Under the theme of “Tradition and ICT innovation: a couple with potential”, budding photographers are encouraged to send in their photos depicting how ICT is enhancing the way individuals and communities in Africa live, learn, cooperate and connect.

ICT can offer new learning possibilities and ways of communicating and connecting with the modern world. ICT is present in everyday life, enhancing the way we live, learn, cooperate and connect. Contributions from all sectors and walks of life are welcome. The photo should show how communication tools and information technologies can be part of and enrich a traditional lifestyle and be accompanied by a brief description outlining the inspiration behind their idea.

Photos can be submitted from now on until April 3rd 2013. eLearning and photography enthusiasts from across Africa and the rest of the world have the chance to share their view of ICT in Africa. The winners will be picked by an expert panel of judges and a public vote, and prizes include a tablet pc, a digital camera and an mp3 player. The participation is free and a selection of the submitted photos will feature in an exhibition at this year’s eLearning Africa conference.

This photo competition is organised by eLearning Africa, the largest and most comprehensive capacity development event for ICT-enhanced education and training in Africa, enabling participants to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities. Now in its eighth year, the eLearning Africa conference will be taking place from May 29th– 31st 2013 in Windhoek, Namibia.

All eligible photos submitted to the competition can be viewed and voted on by visiting

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