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THE VOTE IS NOW CLOSED. THE THEME SELECTED FOR 2016 IS Music and Dance

Thank you for the feedback. More to come in a couple of weeks :)

Future main page... Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2016


Decide the Theme for Wiki Loves Africa 2016 - NOW CLOSED

Wiki Loves Africa Logo.jpg

Context[edit]

What is Wiki Loves Africa?

Wiki Loves Africa (WLAf) is a public annual contest where people across Africa (and beyond) can contribute media (photographs, video and audio) about their environment on Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation.

When does it take place?

WLAf is a two-month competition which will start around the 1st October and ends around the 30th November 2016. Future main page... Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2016

The theme of the contest

Wiki Loves Africa particularly encourages participants to contribute media that illustrate a specific theme for that year. Each year the theme changes. The theme is chosen for its ability to illustrate in multiple ways a universal, visually rich and culturally specific subject (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc).
The theme for the 2014 photo contest was Cuisine. You can view the competition results for 2014 here.
The theme for the 2015 photo contest was Cultural Fashion and Adornment. You can view the competition results for 2015 here.

Choice of Wiki Loves Africa 2016 theme[edit]

General process[edit]

We are now asking YOU, the community, to choose the theme for the competition this year.
Below you will find some options that were put forward by the WLAf 2015 organising teams.
You can add your own option. The ability to add your own option will close on the 15th May 2016. (now closed)
Please vote for your favourite choice in the spaces provided below. (now open)

Guidelines for the theme selection[edit]

  1. Be capable of adding encyclopaedic knowledge about Africa, its peoples and cultures;
  2. Be universal (everyone does it, wherever they are in the world), but locally relevant (it is done differently by different groups around the world);
  3. Avoid themes already dealt with by other contests.

Voting process - NOW CLOSED[edit]

Rules[edit]

  • You must have an account to vote. This is mandatory.
  • You may vote for several options.
  • To vote: Please add Pictogram voting support.svg below your favourite theme option, followed by your signature.
To do this, please click "Edit" next to the letter for your favourite picture, and then add {{s}} ~~~~ at the end before clicking "Save".


2016 theme options[edit]

Please note: after each proposed theme there is a section for constructive discussion as to the benefits or concerns around each theme. Please engage with the proposed themes and share your thoughts with regards to perceived practicality and challenges. Please make sure you sign your comments with 4 x ~'s.

Option A: Rites and Rituals[edit]

Competition scope: To include submissions of media that covers rites of passage and rituals that can range from weddings to funerals, religious, cultural or national days to arts and culture festivals.

Discuss that option

Vote

  1. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Anthere (talk) 08:35, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  2. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Flixtey (talk) 09:40, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support Soumaya sage (talk) 22:03, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  4. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Islahaddow (talk) 12:32, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Option B: Markets[edit]

Competition scope: To include submissions of media that illustrates both formal and informal commerce, from street stalls and informal markets, to stock exchanges and shopping malls.

Discuss that option

  • This would perhaps be too early after the cuisine theme Anthere (talk)

Vote

  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Emmanuel Dabo (talk) 09:50, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support Discott (talk) 12:38, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support Papischou (talk) 9:38, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support Reda Kerbouche (talk) 10:31, 18 May 2016 (UTC)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support Eltia Aimée (talk) 12:41, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
  6. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:38, 30 May 2016 (UTC)
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support--SAgbley (talk) 18:58, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Option C: Architectural heritage[edit]

Competition scope: To include submissions from across Africa that illustrate the range of built environments, and can include historic, contemporary and cultural examples, and can range from huts to castles to skyscrapers and bridges, and back to dwellings.

Discuss that option

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think this category might be better suited for a Wiki Loves Monuments competition which will be happening in September. Also people will need to check the status of Freedom of Panorama in their respective countries which might complicate things a bit.--Discott (talk) 14:25, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Vote

  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Rberchie (talk) 20:12, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
  2. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support --— D Y O L F 77[Talk] 08:51, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
  3. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Papischou (talk) 09:42, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  4. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support African Hope (talk) 09:51, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  5. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Bachounda (talk) 07:35, 18 May 2016 (UTC)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support Flixtey (talk) 13:50, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support Popo le Chien ouah 14:39, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support Gabrielle Marie WMCH (talk) 14:57, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
  9. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Mouahé (talk) 15:06, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
  10. Symbol support vote.svg Support IssamBarhoumi (talk) 16:15, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
  11. Symbol support vote.svg Support--Touzrimounir (talk) 11:05, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
  12. Symbol support vote.svg Support Nebiyu.s (talk) 11:09, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
  13. Symbol support vote.svg Support Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:41, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Option D: Flora and Fauna[edit]

Competition scope: To include submissions that represent the diversity and richness of Africa's many floral kingdoms, and its living fauna; to include media of animals and plants, as well as those that are involved in the husbandry, protection, destruction, etc. of these two subjects.

Discuss that option

  • Whilst I would love the idea, I fear we will end up with long list of animals and cute flowers without clear description and ability to connect those to articles. That would be a bit frustrating :) As such, I am not supportive of this option Anthere (talk)

Vote

  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Rberchie (talk) 20:06, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support Emmanuel Dabo (talk) 09:46, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support Papischou (talk) 09:44, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support African Hope (talk) 09:52, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support Bukulu Steven (talk) 10:02, 18 May 2016 (EAT)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support The only option without any possible conflicts with personality rights and Freedom of Panorama. --Gereon K. (talk) 11:18, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support Popo le Chien ouah 14:39, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support Gabrielle Marie WMCH (talk) 14:57, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Option E: Music and Dance[edit]

Competition scope: To include submissions that promotes Africa's rich heritage and culture expressed through music, song, dance, and movement.

Discuss that option

Vote

  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Rberchie (talk) 20:10, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support Emmanuel Dabo (talk) 09:48, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support Anthere (talk) 08:35, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support Flixtey (talk) 09:41, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support Papischou (talk) 09:45, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support African Hope (talk) 09:50, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support Reda Kerbouche (talk) 10:32, 18 May 2016 (UTC)
  8. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Islahaddow (talk) 12:35, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
  9. Symbol support vote.svg Support Gabrielle Marie WMCH (talk) 14:56, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
  10. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Mouahé (talk) 15:10, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
  11. Symbol support vote.svg Support Eltia Aimée (talk) 12:43, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
  12. Symbol support vote.svg Support kinayacecilia (talk) 12:43, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
  13. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Mohamed Ouda (talk) 08:13, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
  14. Symbol support vote.svg Support AminouT (talk) 17:13, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
  15. Symbol support vote.svg Support Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 19:43, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
  16. Symbol support vote.svg Support--SAgbley (talk) 18:57, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

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