GLF-YIL African Youth Storytelling Contest (up to €500)

GLF-YIL African Youth Storytelling Contest 2022

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) are hosting The Stories of Africa, a youth storytelling contest that aims to amplify critical voices from across the African continent.

GLF-YIL 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

Benefits of GLF-YIL African Youth Storytelling Contest

  • The three best stories will receive prizes of EUR 500, 300 and 200 respectively.
  • 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 winning entries of the GLF Africa 2022 Photo Competition have been .


  1. ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator Program 2022
  2. JASIRI Growth Accelerator Program 2022 ($75,000)
  3. Savvy Global Fellowship for Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs (Fully-Funded)

Storytelling contest

Eligibility Criteria of GLF-YIL African Youth Storytelling Contest

  • 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 for GLF-YIL African Youth Storytelling Contest

Deadline for the Global Landscapes Forum African Youth Storytelling Contest is on the 14th of August, 2022

Apply here

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