Win a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV In The NaijaGEMs Photo Contest

Are you ready to show the beauty of Nigeria through magnificent photography?

The U.S. Mission Nigeria invites Nigerians to compete in its NaijaGems Photography contest to raise awareness of Nigeria’s natural beauty.

The best photos will be featured in a NaijaGems photo exhibition in Abuja.

The results will be announced on the Embassy website and on social media and the winners will be invited to the embassy to receive their prizes.

The contest winner will take home a Canon EOS 5D mark iv, the second and third place winners will also receive high-quality Canon cameras and top photos from the 36 states and the FCT will win consolation prizes.

How to Enter

  • Contestants will be asked to produce high-resolution original photographs of spectacular beauty that are peculiar to a region or state; the locations should be a symbol of pride to the people and culture of that state.
  • Two identical photos are to be taken; one should include a human subject who verifies the originality of the work and he/she should be tagged in the submission.
  • An entry is made by uploading the photos to Flickr with a clear description (250 words max) of the location and why the object or scene is important to that community, state, or the nation as a whole.
  • Upload photos to Instagram and tag the U.S. Mission Nigeria (@usinnigeria), tag the human subject in the photo and adopt the contest hashtag, #NaijaGEMs.
  • Photo metadata must be visible on Flickr to qualify. Manipulated photos will be disqualified.
  • Contestants are to complete an entry/sign up form [] after uploading the photos with the following information:
    1. Contestant details
    2. Flickr photo URLs
    3. Instagram ID
    4. Confirm the originality of the photo
    5. Sign a release – allowing the Embassy to post and share the photos
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Once a photograph is submitted, it is considered a final submission and may not be modified, edited, or replaced. Individual contestants may submit no more than one photo set.

Participation in this contest is deemed as acceptance of these Official Contest Rules. A submission must be an original photograph, taken by the contestant.

The contest commences on April 6, 2018, at 12: 00 PM in West African Time (WAT).

Entries may be submitted between April 6, 2018, and May 4, 2018, 11:59 PM.

Judging begins on May 8, 2018, and ends on May 25, 2018. 


  1. Grand Prize: Canon EOS 5D mark iv
  2. First Runner: Canon EOS 80D with Len
  3. Second Runner-up: Canon EOS Rebel T7i with Lens

Winning photographs may be displayed on the U.S. Mission Nigeria’s website, social media properties and/or in the Embassy itself.

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