Flamingo - Art, Craft & Culture - A day in the life of Namibia...on Africa Day
Individuals from all walks of life were invited to capture slices of life in Namibia during the 24 hours of Africa Day on 25 May and enter them for the competition.
This year an estimated 100 entries were submitted, to be judged by a panel of four independent judges. The identity of the photographers was unknown to the judges throughout the judging. Each entry was marked according to five different criteria on a score of one to ten.
First prize—a cheque for N$5 000.00—was awarded to Dayne Braine for his outstanding and topical image entitled Fifa Fever; second prize (N$2 500.00) went to Jonathan Sam for Senior Cyclist; and third prize (N$1 750) went to Sigi Kolbe for her image Mother and Daughter.
Three fourth prizes—for photographic courses at Studio 77 worth N$1 600—went to Liesl Hoving for Embracing Africa, Amy Coetzer for Mondesa, Swakopmund, and Sonja Roux for The Iron jetty, Swakopmund. The prizes were sponsored jointly by Studio 77 and The Namibian newspaper. The top 33 images selected as finalists by the judges were printed by Studio 77 and presented as an exhibition at Studio 77 during August.