What is your imagination of Africa’s future? What inspires you about our present? What would you love to create for Africa’s future? How would you celebrate this underrated continent? Join the #MyFutureAfrica campaign today!

Africa is a continent bursting with endless riches of people, cultures, communities and resources. In spite of the predominantly negative narrative about the continent in the world, Africans have grown to celebrate the uniqueness which emanates from within our borders through our flamboyant displays at ceremonies, our elaborate social rituals and the bright colours which adorn our flags. Africa’s political, economic and social future will be shaped by Africans who are enthusiastic about celebrating what is uniquely African as they work hand-in-hand with others to develop our continent.

Through the #MyFutureAfrica campaign, young Africans are challenged to showcase their image of Africa’s future through photography, art, poetry and prose.


Tell a story of Africa’s present and future in a series of 6-12 original photos taken anywhere in Africa. Photos must be the original work of the submitter and must be submitted in their original state without any editing or filtering; all pictures must be captioned. Photos can be taken in portrait or landscape and must be at least 1MB in size.

All photos must be uploaded or submitted by email in one zip folder.


Draw/paint an image of “The Africa I Desire” using political, economic or social undertones. All submitted artwork must be the original concept of the submitter. Submissions must be made digitally, with file size not exceeding 5MB.

Poetry/Spoken Word

Write and record a spoken word piece lasting no longer than 90 seconds on the theme “The Africa I Desire“. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo using #MyFutureAfrica. Send an email with a link to the video to info@futureafrica.net.

Essay/Short Story

Write an essay or short story on the theme “The Africa I Desire” in no more than 1000 words.


All African citizens between the ages of 18-30 living within the continent or in the diaspora are eligible to participate in the campaign.


All entries should be submitted via email to info@futureafrica.net. Entries received will be reshared on Future Africa’s social media pages.