Bongo Style competition

About the project

Bongo Style Competition 2017: I am an African aims to recognize, reward and support young fashion designers and photographers and encourage young people to appreciate their art and culture. Bongo Style Competition for young fashion designers and photographers is solely for young people under 28 years old in Tanzania. The competition have three categories: Young designer, Young photographer and Young Script Writer. All aged 28 and under. Through these categories we expect to get a total number of 100+ applications across all of Tanzania.

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Elegibility and Criteria

The award is open only for youth from Tanzania under 28 years old. The evaluation will be based on the following conditions:

  • Creativeness, Expression, Uniqueness and Cleanness/presentation.
  • Works should focus on African culture, heritage, and actuality.
  • Works should be suitable for publication (i.e. not obscene, offensive or indecent) and must not have been submitted in other contests or been previously published.
  • Idea/concepts should be well researched.
  • Works must be 100% the participant(s) creation.

NOTE: Additional conditions might be included in the description of each competition category. 


  • HOW to participate ?:
    • Read the criteria carefully
    • Create your work per criteria
    • Recheck and edit all the information before clicking submit button
    • Submit it (submission form)
  • Title and description of the work must be included.
  • All entries must be based on an informed understanding of our terms and conditions.


  • May 30: Work submission
  • June 15: Announcement of twenty five best candidates
  • June 28 – June 30: Training for twenty five best candidates
  • July 1- July 6: Bootcamp
  • July 3: Announcement of 13 best candidates for final
  • July 3 -6: Online voting
  • July 7: Winners announcement


Winner of each category (fashion designer, photographer, and scriptwriter) will receive a One Million Tsh Cash Price seed fund. The best scriptwriter will be sponsored to produce the film that will be screened during Afrika Film Festival in Belgium in 2018. All finalists will receive personalized assistance in the development of their talents from our team over a period of twelve months. This assistance is available in the areas of promotion, image and communication, marketing, intellectual property.

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