Commons:Wiki Loves Africa

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Wiki Loves Africa is a annual public contest where people across Africa can contribute media (photographs, video and audio) about their environment to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Wiki Loves Africa particularly encourages participants to contribute media that illustrate a specific theme for that year. Each year the theme changes and could include any universal, visually rich and culturally specific topic (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc).

The project is run across the whole continent, however, some specific actions (training, communication etc.) are held in some countries with national organisers.

Editions[edit]

Winning pictures in former editions[edit]

2017: People at Work[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa 2017 Winners

Photo essays

Organizer price to : Glass in Swaziland photo essay by user:Bentaylor13413, in particular

2016: Music and Dance[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa 2016 Winners

2015: Cultural Fashion and Adornment[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa 2015/Winners

2014: Cuisine[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa 2014/Winners

Supported by[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa is activated by the Wikimedia community. The competition was conceptualised by Florence Devouard (Anthere) and Isla Haddow-Flood as a fun and engaging way to rebalance the lack of visual representations and relevant content that exists about Africa on Wikipedia and support the WikiAfrica movement.

The 2017 competition is supported by Ynternet.org. It is funded by the Wikimedia Foundation and local partners in individual countries.
Content and events were participants or organizations in : Wikimedia Algeria, Ivory Coast UserGroup, Cameroon, Wikimedia Tunisie, Wikimedia Egypt, m:Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, Open Foundation West Africa, Malawi, Mali, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
In 2017, the competition is also supported by Unesco, through its programme Unite4Heritage! [1]

The 2016 competition is supported by Ynternet.org. It is funded by the Wikimedia Foundation and local partners in individual countries.
Content and events were participants or organizations in : Tanzania, Ivory Coast UserGroup, Wikimedia Tunisie, Wikimedia Egypt, Wikimedia Algeria, Cameroon, Uganda, m:Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, Ghana User Group, Zimbabwe.
In 2016, the competition is also supported by Unesco, through its programme Unite4Heritage ! [2]

In 2015, the competition was managed by Florence and Isla, supported by the Africa Centre and funded by the Wikimedia Foundation and local partners in individual countries.
Content and events partners were participants or organizations in : Tanzania, Ivory Coast UserGroup, m:Wikimedia Tunisie, Wikimedia Egypt, Wikimedia Algeria, Cameroon, Uganda, m:Wikimedia User Group Nigeria.

For the 2014 competition, the project was managed by Florence and Isla, supported by the Africa Centre and funded by the Wikimedia Foundation and the Orange Foundation and local partners in individual countries.
Content and events partners were participants or organizations in : Ivory Coast, Wikimedia Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana User Group, Malawi, m:Wikimedia South Africa, m:Wikimedia Tunisie, Uganda, Wikimedia Algeria.

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