Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2015/Media

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Press information about Wiki Loves Africa 2015[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa (WLA) is an annual contest where people across Africa 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. 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).

Theme for 2015[edit]

The theme for the 2014 photo contest is Cultural Fashion and Adornment.

The contest in 2015 is the second year of this proposed annual contest (see Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2014 for last year contest). Next year, there will be a different theme.

How the competition is organised[edit]

The project is a two-month competition which will start on the 1st October and end on the 30th November. The project will run across the entire continental. However, there are nine groups of Wikipedians that have volunteered to host specific actions (training, upload events, communications, etc.) in their countries. These nine countries are Tunisia, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Nigeria, Algeria, Tanzania, Ghana and Cameroon. In addition, there are several groups of individuals within Africa, and Wikimedia groups outside Africa that are also involved.

The project is a contest where, after the contest closes, the best media at the continental level are selected and prizes are awarded. An international jury will determine the best entries for the continental competition. Where there are local organising groups, they will decide to organise (or not) judging and local prizes for their country.

Wiki Loves Africa is supported by WikiAfrica at the Africa Centre and is funded by the Wikimedia Foundation via a PEG grant.

Winners and prizes[edit]

There will be 4 winners. 3 pictures will be chosen by an international jury and a 4th one will be selected by the Wikimedia Community. The prizes are yet to be announced.

Press contacts per country[edit]

This space aims to link press contacts where available.

  • Africa: Isla Haddow-Flood:
  • Europe: Florence Devouard:
  • Algeria: Mohammed Bachounda: or Reda Kerbouche:
  • Côte d'Ivoire : Stephane Kra :
  • Nigeria: OLushola Olaniyan and Olatunde Isaac
  • Cameroon: Georges Fodouop:
  • Tunisia: Emna Mizouni:
  • Uganda: Mulumba Ivan matthias:

List of press releases[edit]

Launch Press releases

Mid-contest Press releases

Winners announcement

Reports in the media[edit]

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