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Wiki Loves Africa 2021


About pictures[edit] 03:56, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

About pictures[edit]

Hi! My name is Edna Gumbi. I want to ask if you can apload pictures only or maybe you can apload pictures and videos of you introducing your self and talk about yourself. 04:05, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello Edna. You can upload pictures (or videos) related on the theme "Health and Wellness". Pictures about yourself is out of the project scope: Commons:Project scope/Summary. GuillaumeG (talk) 13:28, 19 February 2021 (UTC)


Traditional society What is traditional society? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:49, 16 February 2021 (UTC)


can you upload a picture from google

Karabo Manyenyengwa (talk) 14:57, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello Karabo. You can only upload photos you have taken by yourself. So, no, you cannot upload a picture you have found on Google or on another website. GuillaumeG (talk) 13:25, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello I live in Somaliland I want scholarship tiawan haw can help[edit] 08:49, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello, WikiLovesAfrica is a photo contest. We do not provide schorlaship. GuillaumeG (talk) 13:29, 19 February 2021 (UTC)


why equatorial guinea is not in the list? 15:53, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello, you can participate to WikiLovesAfrica with pictures from all the African countries. In some countries, there are local wikimedians who organize local events and will award the best local pictures. Badly, in other countries, like Equatorial Guinea, we do not have enough local participants, so there is no local events. However you can participate to the international event. GuillaumeG (talk) 13:34, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

PUBLISHING AND REALISING MUSIC[edit] 03:34, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Yes you can. Anthere (talk)

Visible Logo/Brand Name[edit]

Hi there, I have a few photos I wanted to submit, but the model is wearing a pair of skates with a visible logo. Will that disqualify me? Thanks. 08:44, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

It depends how visible the logos are. I invite you to read Commons:De minimis. In summary

De minimis is a Latin expression meaning about minimal things, normally in the locution de minimis non curat lex ("The law does not concern itself with trifles"). De minimis use of a copyrighted work is such a trivial use that the consent of the copyright owner is not required.

In some cases Commons files with copyrighted content considered acceptable as de minimis may be identified with the template {{De minimis}}. In short, if the logo is a small part of the image rather than its main focus, the image is acceptable on Wikimedia Commons.

For more clarity, you can also upload the image and add {{De minimis}} this will add the following info on the page

Orange copyright.svg
Warning: One or more elements in this image are protected by copyright
Some parts of this file are not fully free but believed to be de minimis for this work. Derivatives of this file which focus more on the non-free element(s) may not qualify as de minimis and may be copyright violations. As a direct consequence, it might be needed to review the copyright status if you crop the picture.
The Dark Knight movie poster - censored copyright.jpg

Anthere (talk) 11:26, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

How much do you win?[edit]

There are several prizes up for grabs, both nationally and internationally. For national prizes, please see what events are being held locally in your country. At the international level, there are 3 main prizes for Wiki Loves Africa, and as with last year, there will be two additional prize categories for photos and media.
The international prizes are:

  • 1st prize: US$1000
  • 2nd prize: US$800
  • 3rd prize: US$500

Additional categories are:

  • Culturally specific or traditional representations of health or wellness : US$500
  • Prize for best quality video (audio and visual quality and storytelling will be taken into account): US$500

There are also prizes delivered in some countries. Anthere (talk) 11:24, 1 March 2021 (UTC)


Are the pictures uploaded once or we can keep sending any pictures over the course of time until the window closses in April? 10:02, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Hello, you can keep sending pictures until April 15. GuillaumeG (talk) 15:39, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Where can i know my result[edit]

Ganna Al Sayed (talk) 09:06, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Can I upload any pic from Africa?[edit] 14:07, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

How can I generate money on Wikipedia?[edit] 14:51, 23 March 2021 (UTC)


Hi, my name is Mayor. Is an image (already taken) where the name of an organization (a non profitable one) be eligible & participate for this contest??

Mayordeeliteman (talk) 12:35, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Do you know my number[edit]

I lost my numbers long time ago from now. Ncezo (talk) 08:16, 5 April 2021 (UTC) September 2020

A Disgusting Big Lie[edit] 23:13, 7 April 2021 (UTC) The lead-on photo in the "Health and Wellness in Africa" is a scum beyond contempt. The photo shows the fort of Sultan Qaitbey in Alexandria, Egypt, which is hardly "Africa". This aside, the photoshopped image has nothing to do with the reality of the place. There is no reflecting pool in front of the fort, only a very crowded car-park. More importantly, the Big Lie is the photoshopped-in image of a disabled man in a wheelchair reflected in the nonexistent pool. The place is NOT wheelchair-accessible. Disabled people get there more attention and assistance than they would in the US, but in a different way. Posting such an obviously fraudulent image as an invitation to a photo contest is an invitation to submit fraudulent images and makes the professed righteous purpose invalid.