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Photography Contest: 2022 USAID Youth Excel Photo Contest

Are you skilled in photography? Here is an amazing awesome opportunity for individuals with photography skills to showcase their creativity at the 2022 USAID Youth Excel Photo Contest.

This is an international and global competition cutting across different continents all around the globe. Photos can be taken with a camera or mobile phone. You must own the right to the photos.


About USAID’s Youth Excel

Youth Excel is a global program that will equip young people and youth groups with the tools they need to apply implementation research to advance local, national, and global development solutions.

Youth Excel will assist young leaders and youth-led and youth-serving organizations around the world in conducting quality implementation research, using data and learnings to improve their own cross-sectoral, positive youth development programs, synthesizing data and learning, and engaging in intergenerational dialogue with adult decision-makers to shape and advance data-informed development policies, agendas, and programs.


Contest Overview

Youth Excel, a program of USAID, is conducting a 6-week worldwide picture competition to inspire young people from Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa to upload images that highlight five primary themes:

  • Youth Mental Health and Wellness 
  • Youth at The Forefront of Economic Development 
  • Youth and Decision-Makers at Work 
  • Youth Driving Decisions Through Data 
  • Gender and Inclusion 

Also Apply: 2022 Youth Leadership Debate For Tertiary Institutions (1 Million Value Award)


The contest will run from June 6, 2022, to July 17, 2022. Contestants must submit original photos and own the rights to the photos. Please review the submission instructions and terms and conditions here


Who Can Apply?

Young changemakers between 15-35 years old from Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa.


How to Apply

Interested Applicants are to Click the Apply button below to begin their application.

Kindly read all terms and conditions on the application page. And click on the arrow pointing left to continue.

Participation in the Youth Excel’s photo contest authorizes IREX, USAID, and the Youth Excel program to use the winning images on the IREX website and other communication channels for IREX and Youth Excel such as social media, publications, collateral, and more. Other entries may also be used by the Youth Excel program and USAID.



The first-place winner from each theme will receive a special prize valued at USD 200-$300.

Application Deadline: 17 July 2022

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