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Photo of the Year

aef 2023 Kenya - zebrAS in national park with wind turbines

The highly anticipated aef Photo of the Year competition is making a comeback in 2023!

We are thrilled to announce that this year's competition will take place at the full-scale conference and exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya, in June. The event will celebrate Africa's outstanding achievements in energy projects, and the winning photographs will showcase the remarkable impact of these projects on the community, landscape, youth empowerment and sustainability.

This year we have introduced one new category - Energy and sustainability - ENTER NOW:

  • 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, and early career professionals]
  • Energy and sustainability [Exploring ways to use energy resources in a sustainable manner; reducing carbon footprint; promoting renewable energy sources; increasing energy efficiency]
aef 2022 photo of the year competition winners announced

Sponsored by:

Lake Turkana

First Category: Energy and Sustainability Winner 2023

Energy and Sustainability

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Second Category: Energy in Landscape Winner 2023

Energy in landscape

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Third Category: Energy and Youth Winner 2023


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Fourth Category: Energy in Action Winner 2023


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Competition entry process:

Free to enter.

  1. Deadline for entries – Tuesday, 23 May.
  2.  Four categories - Submit a photo for one, two or all categories.
  3. Please select your preferred category[s] and submit a high-resolution photo * to, detailing the category it’s for and a short description of the photo
  4. 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.
  5. Voting for the 2023 shortlisted photos will open on 31 May and close on 5 June.
  6. Awards for category runners-up will be announced on 7 June 2023 online, ahead of aef 2023 live.
  7. Live exhibition of winning and shortlisted photos will take place at aef on 20-23 June 2023 at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya,

Good Luck!

Terms & Conditions:

* Please note we require high-resolution photos, minimum 2MB, 300dpi, to print the winning and shortlisted photos onto large boards to display in the exhibition, 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

Photos must be related to projects and energy access, not just portraits of people.

Terms & Conditions: All participants must be energy professionals, work within the energy industry or be involved in energy projects on the African continent. As well as being involved and associated with the Africa Energy Forum (sponsoring, speaking, or simply attending as delegates). By submitting your photos, you are giving EnergyNet and aef full permission to use all promotional material online, offline, print, and other mediums.