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 2018 | How to Enter & FAQ

CAP Prize 2018 | How to Enter & FAQ


Everything you need including Eligibility, FAQs, Rules, Formats etc… Find all your answers 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 2018.


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 wide and 1,200 pixels tall if they are landscape, and 1,200 pixels wide and 2,500 tall if they are portrait. Square images should be greater than 2,500 pixels on both sides. The file size of each image should not exceed 5 MB.

Are digital adjustments allowed?

Yes, all post processing techniques are allowed.

Can I submit multiple entries?

Yes you can but you must create a new account at for every entry with a unique e-mail address.

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 | The Prize

CAP Prize | The Prize

CAP Prize | Competition Aims

CAP Prize | Competition Aims