The CAP Prize is the international Prize for Contemporary African Photography awarded annually since 2012 to five photographers who's works were created on the African continent or which engages with the Africa diaspora.

CAP Prize 2019 | How to Enter & FAQ

CAP Prize 2019 | How to Enter & FAQ


Prepare your African photography project between 10 and 25 images. Everything you else you may want to know including eligibility, FAQs, rules, formats etc. is to be found here.


Complete this short process to register on our entry site.


Now you're ready, enter your work. Upload your series of images and your project statement by 7 February 2019.


Who can enter?

The competition is open to everyone of all levels and of any age or descent.

How can I pay my entry fees?

The CAP Prize is completely FREE to enter.

What size and format should I upload my images?

Upload your images in jpeg format. Your images must be in sRGB format and 100% quality. The minimum size of your images should be 2,500 pixels on the longer side. Square images should be greater than 2,500 pixels on both sides. The file size of each image should not exceed 5 MB.

Am I expected to submit single images or series of images?

You are expected to submit coherent series of work. Single images are NOT permitted

How many images should I submit?

Projects eligible for the CAP Prize must contain between 10 and 25 images.

Are digital adjustments allowed?

Yes, all post processing techniques are allowed.

How do you adjust my files to not exceed 5MB each?

Each image you enter to the CAP Prize must not be smaller than 2500 px on the longer side and must not exceed 5MB. In case you need help, please follow these basic instructions.

Can I submit multiple entries?

Yes, you can enter as many projects as you like. :-)

Can I submit an entry I have submitted in previous editions of the CAP Prize?

Yes, you may apply with the same body of work as long as the date of completion is not before November 2015.

Is there any specific theme?

No, there is no theme. Photographs must have been taken in an African country or deal with a diaspora of an African country. The emphasis of the competition is on image sequences. Images must work together as a whole. We are NOT looking for single images. Eligible are submissions comprising between 10 and 25 images.

How do I get support?

If you need technical support with regard of your entry at, please contact For any other questions reach out to

CAP Prize 2019 | Enter now!

CAP Prize 2019 | Enter now!

CAP Prize | The Prize

CAP Prize | The Prize