The Stories of Africa youth Storytelling Contest

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The stories of Africa African youth storytelling contest is a youth storytelling contest that aims to amplify critical voices from across the African continent.

About The Stories of Africa African Youth Storytelling Contest

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)  are hosting The Stories of Africa, a contest that aims to amplify critical voices from across the African continent. This year, they are changing the dominant narrative on Africa – and they need writers like you to help to make it happen.

They are looking for perspectives from Indigenous Peoples, local communities, pastoralists, women leaders, farmers, and community leaders on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Food systems and livelihoods
  • Land tenure and rights
  • Land degradation and restoration
  • Youth initiatives
  • Women’s leadership


The three best stories will receive prizes of EUR 500, 300 and 200 respectively. We will also be showcasing the best 10 to 15 stories and announcing the winner stories at the GLF Africa Digital Conference 2022 on 15 September 2022, which will be attended by thousands and reach millions via social media and the press.


The contest is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 35 who:

  • Was born in Africa and lives there;
  • Or belongs to the African diaspora but has strong ties with the continent;
  • Or works closely with Indigenous Peoples and local communities in Africa;
  • Or has a strong interest in amplifying the voices of African youth.

Deadline: 14 August 2022

For how to apply and other details check the sponsoring organization’s website <<Here>>

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