New photo contest will Highlight ‘The Natural Beauty of Madagascar


ANTANANARIVO — Do you have that amazing photo that perfectly captures the natural beauty of  Madagascar? Or do you have the photography skills to go and take that picture? Here’s a chance to get your photo displayed in a gallery and printed on postcards all over the country!  As an extra bonus, you can win prizes AND help protect Madagascar’s wildlife.


In celebration of World Tourism Day on September 27th, the U.S. Embassy Madagascar, USAID Madagascar, and the Madagascar Ministry of Tourism have launched a “The Natural Beauty of Madagascar” postcard photography contest. A jury will select ten top entries to be printed and displayed at the American Center Gallery in Antananarivo. Three of the entries will also be chosen to be made into postcards that will be  distributed throughout the country. Each postcard will carry a message highlighting the issue of illegal wildlife trafficking in Madagascar, and the importance of keeping the country’s wild animals and wild places beautiful and safe.


Winning photographers will receive a certificate and a prize package from the Embassy, USAID, and the Ministry of Tourism. Complete details of the contest, rules and prizes can be found at https://goo.gl/KWzY12.


Enter your photos in the contest by e-mailing them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A maximum of ten (10)  photographs may be submitted per photographer. The deadline for entries is October 16th. Photos should be  high-quality (2MB+) and please include your full name, telephone number, and a description of the image. The photograph should be of subjects located within Madagascar and be free of watermarks, time stamps, logos or other branding.


This contest is meant to not only highlight the work of Madagascar’s talented photographers, but also to raise public awareness on the issue of illegal wildlife trafficking in Madagascar. The postcards produced and distributed to tourists will carry a message informing visitors of the dangers wildlife trafficking pose to the environment and people of Madagascar. They will encourage them to not take part in the trade, and inform  them on how to be a part of the solution to this problem.  This contest and postcards that will be produced from the winning photographs are part of a larger print campaign that will be launched later this year which will include brochures and posters produced and distributed in collaboration with relevant departments of the Government of Madagascar and NGO  conservation partners.

Published on Saturday, 30 September 2017 13:44