What is Wiki Loves Africa?
- Wiki Loves Africa is a public annual 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 activities (training, communication etc.) are run by organisers at national level.
When does it take place and what is the theme in 2016 ?
- The 2016 theme is: Music and Dance
- The competition scope is: submissions that promotes Africa's rich heritage and culture expressed through music, song, dance, and movement.
The 2016 competition started on 1st December 2016 and ended on 31st January 2017.
What prizes are up for grabs?
- 1st prize: US$600 + see below
- 2nd prize: US$400 + see below
- 3rd prize: US$200 + see below
- Community Prize: US$200 + see below
Each winner will also receive a year’s subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan, and a portable power pack.
In Ivory Coast
- Evrard Aka, Chef de Projet
- Jacques Kouao, Photographe professionnel, Wikimédien & Juré WLA2015
- Emmanuelle Guébo, Trésorière Générale WCUGCI
- Stéphane Kra, Secrétaire Général WCUGCI
- Carine Famien, Vice-Présidente WCUGCI
- Donatien Kangah, Président WCUGCI
- Georges Fodouop, Wikipédien en résidence au Cameroun
- Aminou Tita, Wikipédien
- Mac Viban Dzekashu, Ecrivain, Wikipédien
- Uwe Jung, Responsable au Goethe Institute
- Carole Leuwe, Journaliste culturelle, Wikipédienne
- Charlotte Mouasso, Journaliste, rédactrice en chef, Wikipédienne
- Raphael Happi, Photographe professionnel, Wikipédien
Habib M'HENNI is a long time Wikipedian and Wikimedia, amateur photographer, and contributor to Wikimedia Commons. He is very actively involved in Wikimedia Tunisia User Group. He also was a member in Wiki Loves Africa Jury in 2014 and Jury in 2015. Contact: http://about.me/habibmhenni
Jacques KOUAO is a professional photographer who, with bloggers and friends, decided to visit various cities of Ivory Coast in search of these men and women that provide real and pragmatic solutions to the problems of their communities. The story of their adventures since January 2015 is available on helloafrika.net. Jacques is also co- founder of the Wikimedia User Group Ivory Coast.
Doris Anson-Yevu aka Kafui is a Ghanaian photographer and social entrepreneur. She is the founder of Photowalk Ghana and works as Programme Manager at Impact Hub Accra. Find her work on Flickr. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
Michael Maggs is the Chair of Wikimedia UK and is an administrator and bureaucrat on Wikimedia Commons. He has been a keen photographer for many years. Examples of recent projects to record theatre and opera performances can be found here and here.
Born in Cape Town in 1962, David Brazier studied photography at the Harare Polytechnic after which he travelled extensively round Europe, South-East Asia, Australia, North America, Canada, Central, East and Southern Africa with his camera. In the early 1990’s he founded a small professional studio in Harare focusing on architectural, environmental and development assignments. During the early 90’s Brazier worked as a stringer for Agence France Press in Harare. His architectural work has been published in the New York Times, the International Ove Arup Journal and the Architectural Review. He has contributed and his photos have been featured in the Zimbabwean Review journal, Revue Noire, the cover of TIME Magazine (Africa), National Geographic Africa, Claiming Landscapes, Warscapes, Ogogii magazine. http://davidbrazier.photography/
Théo Bondolfi is a Consultant and trainer in eCulture, the president of several associations and regional organizations that work on social, economic and cultural issues. He is a lecturer, artist photographer and communicator. Currently he is the president and co-founder 1998) of Ynternet.org. His work with yorg includes the coordination of research and development, conferences, publications and training in eCulture (EU programs, North / South cooperation). http://theobondolfi.net/