Mental Health Photography Challenge

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Mental Health Photography Challenge

In response to the recently commemorated Mental Health Awareness Day on 10th October, Blink International is collecting visual information on the state of mental health in different African communities. In this time of great uncertainty, we believe that this is a prime opportunity to create awareness on mental health service gaps and identify the heroic efforts being made by individuals to address the scourge in our communities. The innovative ways we are looking to collect this information are through photography and videography.

Blink International is inviting aspiring young female photographers (between the ages of 18 – 30) from across Africa to take photographs or videos of the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in their communities. You should send a portfolio of 5 – 10 pictures OR 2 videos (5 – 10 minutes long) of one of the following:

  1. Unaddressed mental health gaps you have identified in your community.
  2. Inspiring stories of change where mental health needs have been addressed by either you or a community member.
  3. Unique ways that you believe can create awareness of mental health problems.

Photographs can be accompanied by a brief story or description (250 words maximum). Six of the best photographers will be selected to win cash prizes, receive mentorship and their stories will be captured and recognized on our social media platforms.

Be a part of the change and join us in making sure that mental health is not under-reported during these unique times! We look forward to hearing from you! Please send your portfolio of work to projects@blinkinternational.org.

Deadline for submission: 20th November 2020 – 6:00pm EAT.

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