In the lead up to the GLF Africa 2024 Hybrid Conference, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) are hosting the 2024 African Youth Storytelling Contest “The Stories of Africa”.


Your story should share your thoughts, hopes and dreams about a future for Africa that values community, collaboration, inclusivity and resilience. In simple words: what should a bright future for Africa look like? 


  • The contest is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 35 born in Africa, living in Africa or from the African diaspora.


GLF welcome a diverse range of storytelling forms that capture at least one of the themes described above. Submissions can take various forms, including:

  • Visual arts or animation: artwork (paintings, sculptures, drawing, photography, etc.) or animations
  • Video: short films, interviews, documentaries, performance art – anything you like! 
  • Audio: original poetry, music, podcasts, etc. .

Another creative medium that showcases your unique perspective.


  • The top 5 to 10 entries will be featured on the GLF website and social media channels, as well as at the GLF Africa 2024 Hybrid Conference, reaching thousands of people in person and online.
  • On top of the opportunity to showcase your talent and share your story with a global audience, the three best stories will receive prizes of EUR 500, 300 and 200 respectively.

Selection Criteria

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity, passion and originality;
  • Relevance to the the themes described above;
  • Vision and pathway for the future of Africa;
  • Clarity of expression and communication of ideas;
  • Overall impact and effectiveness.

Method of Application

Please include the following in your story:

  • Your full name
  • Your city or town and country
  • The logo of your organization (if applicable)

If your submission is in a language other than English, please also provide an English transcript in the relevant part of the application form.

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024.