Winners have been announced for The Green We Left Behind Photographs/Visual Arts Contest.
The contest, which is an initiative of Arts Lounge and sponsored by the French Embassy and Brittle Paper, intends to “expand awareness and conversations on climate change.” Participants were required to upload their entries on social media. The works with the highest engagement (likes, comments, retweets) were selected in the longlist and shortlist, and now emerge winners.
The cash prize of N550,000 will be split among the winners in the ratio of 200,000 for first place, 150,000 for second place, 100,000 for third place, and 25,000 for four honorable mentions.
For fair representation of both photographers and visual artists, the judges have selected joint winners across the three prizes. Outstanding entries have also been recognized under honorary mentions.
Photograph – Aquatic Bodies by Olagbemi Oluwafisolami
Painting – Greener Pastures by Ayomide Ogechi
Photograph – Plastic Pollution by Chukwuebuka David
Painting – Displaced by Anuna Tobechukwu
Photograph – Erosion by Darlington Chibueze
Painting – The Flood 10/22 by Oyim Godfery Inya
Photograph – Erosion by Ojonugwa John Attah
Photograph – Rising Waters by Ochuko Elizabeth
Photograph – Charred by Regina Achie Nege
Photograph – Flooded by Ebere Olugbuo
Photograph –The Camera by Opeyemi Olamide
Photograph – Flood by Ebere Okey-Onyema
Note: All longlisted entries will be featured in the Green we Left Behind Online Catalogue to be produced at the end of the project.
Go here to view the winning entries.