IT NEWS NIGERIA:
Nigerian telecoms company, 9mobile has announced that three (3) finalists and the Voters’ Choice winner have emerged in the 2017 edition of its Photography Competition, according to a statement today.
The Competition is a talent development initiative by 9mobile.
The three shortlisted finalists as selected by the judges are: Amanda Ihemebiri, for “The NestOil Tower”; Oluwaseun Otitoola, for “Fragment of CMS Bookshop Building”; and Taiwo Omotosho, for Lines Side by Side. For the voters choice category, Ikenna Ogbenta emergerd winner for his image “Skies and Scrapers”, he had the highest number of votes online.
The trio, Ihemebiri, Otitoola and Omotosho were selected from the list of ‘Top 100’ by a jury based on quality, creativity and relevance of their entries. The jury comprising Hakeem Saalam, Kola Oshalusi and Kunle Awolowo – who are all accomplished international photographers – will carry out a final review of the shortlisted images and thereafter announce the winner and the two runners-up.
On the other hand, Ogbenta emerged winner of the Voters’ Choice having earned the highest number of votes during the online voting for his entry, ‘Skies and Scrapers’, a slanted image of one of the 1004 Estate towers at Victoria Island, Lagos standing against a beautiful blue sky.
Prizes will be awarded to the winner, runners-up and Voter’s Choice winner during the winner announcement, scheduled to take place in Lagos on Friday, 3rd of November, 2017.