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01 March 2019

2019 YZ Photography Contest

The Yellow Zebra Photography Competition is a chance to showcase your best photographs of Africa’s incredible wildlife, culture, and scenery.

We launched the first YZ competition last year and it went so well that we are doing it again! Whether it’s a snapshot of Africa’s unique big game or a rare moment caught during the ‘Golden Hour’, simply send it our way ... we cannot wait to see your entries!

Give us your best shot… and you could win $1,000 off a safari booked with us!

Entries may be submitted from now until 14th April 2019, at 23:59 GMT. You may enter one photo per each of the following categories:

  • Wildlife in Africa
  • Southern and Eastern African Culture
  • Africa’s Landscape

There will be one winner per category, and the competition will be judged by YZ founders, Julian & Rory. The overall favourite will receive a voucher for $1,000 off a safari booked with Yellow Zebra Safaris (T’s & C’s apply), while the other two winners will receive a copy of the coffee-table Pangolin Book - a book in conjunction with the African Pangolin Working Group to help support anti-poaching endeavours. All winners will have their photo promoted via the YZ social media channels.

Judging criteria:

  • ethical integrity – no flora or fauna was damaged, disturbed, or put in harm’s way by the photographer in order to obtain the image
  • technical ability
  • relevance of image to the designated category
  • overall impact
  • originality of title and visible thought-process behind photograph.

How to enter:

  • email [email protected] with subject line, YZ Photography Competition
  • attach your JPEG (.jpg / .jpeg) image, a minimum of 2000 pixels and a maximum size of 8 MB – *please note, no watermarked image will be considered*
  • please provide these details:
    1. your first and last name, or the name that you wish to appear as the photographer/owner of the image
    2. the category you wish the image to be submitted to
    3. your country of residence
    4. the title of the image and backstory (if you wish)
    5. the location of the image – e.g., national park, country, lodge or camp
    6. your Twitter and/or Instagram handle (if you wish to be tagged in posts)
  • send!

Terms & Conditions:

By submitting images to the Yellow Zebra Photography Competition, you confirm that:

  • you are the sole author of the image and you are its original photographer
  • you own the copyright and any intellectual property rights of the image
  • if a person is visible in the image, you have full permission from those involved to promote this image in photography competitions
  • Yellow Zebra Safaris may use the image submitted in marketing material and social media posts – please note, credit will be given to the photographer in any instance/s of use, unless stated otherwise
  • you are 18 years old or over
  • the $1,000 voucher applies to these T’s & C’s.

Please note, if you enter the competition, you are accepting the T's & C's as set out here and giving Yellow Zebra permission to use your image/s (giving full credit to the photographer) on all YZ social media channels and marketing material.


~ 2018 WINNERS ~

Wildlife: Rebecca N., ‘Afternoon Yoga’

Culture: Clara D., ‘Joy Abounds’

Landscape: Fabian M., ‘Artery of Life’

~ 2018 Runner-ups ~

Wildlife runner-up: Rodney E., ‘A Splash of Wildebeest’

Culture runner-up: Katrin H., ‘Himba Family’

Landscape runner-up: Clara D., ‘The Dawn of a New Day’

You can find Rory and Julian’s top five submissions for each category from the 2018 YZ Photography Competition here, as well as their reasons why the 1st runner-up and winner stood out.