Please find attached the invitation to our art photo contest, which is entitled “Swedish Innovations – South African Interpretations”. South African citizens are invited to creatively capture and interpret Swedish innovations, through the lenses of their cameras/mobile phones/whatever photographic device.


The winner gets a trip to Sweden and finalists get published and exhibited.


The objective of the project is to draw attention to the importance of creativity and cross-border and cultural openness for innovation and development.  As well as to celebrate the long-standing friendship between Sweden and South Africa.


You, as well as anyone South African in your network, are warmly welcome to participate. We would be highly appreciative of any effort to share the information among those who you think has something to contribute and who would jump at the idea of seeing Sweden and exploring their creative abilities and photographic skills!


The closing date for the contest is September 7th so please don’t hesitate to capture the moment!


The winner and finalists will be named by a jury, who include the Ambassador of Sweden Anders Hagelberg, branding expert Thebe Ikalafeng, Talk Radio 702 host Jenny Crwyz-Williams, CEO of the Innovation Hub McLean Sibanda, Secretary General of Project Playground Sofia Hellqvist, textile artist Amita Makan, art critic Mary Corrigal, gender activist and photographer Germaine de Larch and economic counsellor at the Embassy of Sweden Sara Aulin.


Entries are mailed to:


Send high resolution files (2 mb +- at 300dpi). Employ the following naming convention for your image file: photographer’s name_innovation_title


Also include a word document with:

a) the full name of the photographer

b) the title of the work

c) the Swedish innovation being referenced

d) the contact details of the photographer (e-mail address, and phone)


Best wishes,

Marcus Tagesson

 For further information and to see a list of some of the Swedish inventions that you could photograph see

Swedish innovations – South African Interpretations_Call for entires