Arts Awards for African LGBTI Writers and Photographers

Deadline: 31 July 2016
Open to: citizens of African countries, writers and photographers who focus on gender, human rights and sexuality
Prize: the overall winner will receive EUR 1,437


Gerald Kraak is the author of the European Union Literary Award-winning Ice in the Lungs (Jacana, 2005), which explores South African politics, and directed a documentary on gay conscripts in the apartheid army.
Created in honour of his extraordinary legacy, this new annual award is made possible in partnership with The Other Foundation, and will advance Gerald’s contribution to building a society that is safe and welcoming to all. The unique and vital anthology will feature English language writing and photography from and about Africa. Exceptional works which explore, interrogate and celebrate the topics of gender, sexuality and human rights will be short-listed, and given a voice through publication.

Rather than general discussions of these subjects, the judging panel will select pieces which engage with gender and sexuality in ways that promote new insights into human rights matters on our continent.


  • Entries must have been created by a citizen of an African country, who primarily lives and works on the continent;
  • Writers and photographers who focus on gender, human rights and sexuality.


  • The best works will be published in an anthology;
  • The overall winner will receive EUR 1,437.

How to apply?

Up to three entries are permitted per author, across categories. Each entry must be submitted on a separate electronic entry form here. Materials must not exceed 15 000 words or 10 images.

For more further details please visit the official website.

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