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Photo of the Year

aef 2023 Kenya - zebrAS in national park with wind turbines

aef photo of the year competition returns for 2022

We are excited to bring the photo of the year competition back at aef, as we return to the full scale conference and exhibition in Brussels this June. Celebrating excellence in Africa’s transformative impact of energy projects: in action in the community, within the landscape, or in empowering the youth.

This year we have introduced three new categories:

  • Energy in action
    [Using energy for work; energy in motion; energy in the community]
  • Energy in landscape
    [Energy as a visible part of the landscape, including hills, rivers, buildings, trees, and plants]
  • Energy and youth
    [Energy connecting and empowering youth, entrepreneurs, early career professionals]
aef 2022 photo of the year competition winners announced

Winners announced live at the Africa Energy Forum from Brussels! Scroll down to see the to see the winning photos and the shortlisted photos!

Energy in Action WINNER

InfraCo Africa - Water flows using solar powered irrigation Senegal

aef22 photo competition of the year winner - Action - Infraco

First Category: Energy in Action Shortlist


Energy in Landscape WINNER

Distributed Power Africa - Tanganda Tea Estate

aef22 photo of the year competition winner - landscape - Distributed Power Africa

Second Category: Energy in Landscape Shortlist


Energy and Youth WINNER

Globeleq - Raphael is one of the hundreds of young energy professionals who has progressed through the industrial practical training at the Songas power plant, Tanzania

aef22 photo of the year competition winner - youth - globeleq

Third Category: Energy and Youth Shortlist


Congratulations to all the winners and runners up! 


Competition entry process:

Free to enter.

  • Deadline for entries – Wednesday 27th April.
  • Three categories - Submit photo for one, two or all categories.
  • Select your preferred category[s] and submit high resolution photo* to, detailing the category it’s for and a short description of the photo
  • All photos in each category will be reviewed by the EnergyNet team and the shortlist will be available to view online on the aef website.
  • Voting for the 2022 shortlisted photo’s will open on 4th May and close on 18th May.  
  • Awards for category winners and the runners up will be announced at aef live, on 21st June.
  • Live exhibition of winning and shortlisted photos will take place at aef on 21-24 June 2022 at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. 

Good Luck!

* please note we require high resolution photos, minimum 2MB, 300dpi, in order to print the winning and shortlisted photos onto large boards to display in the exhibition, as well as in the EnergyNet Magazine, Africa Energy Yearbook and other mediums. We will accept GIF, Jpeg and PNG files but we do not accept BMP or TIFF files

Terms & Conditions: All participants must be energy professionals, work within the energy industry or involved in energy projects on the African continent. By submitting your photos, you are giving EnergyNet and aef, full permission to use in all promotional material online, offline, print and other mediums.

2018 shortlist and winner

The 2018 photo competition saw over 20 inspirational photos submitted and ENGIE with a picture of the ‘Kathu Solar Park’ take the winning position.