Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2016/Winners

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See Category:Wiki Loves Africa 2016 winning picture for all winning pictures

Global winners of the Wiki Loves Africa 2016 contest


The Wiki Loves Africa 2016 photographic competition has resulted in nearly 7,917 image uploads to Commons around the theme Dance and Music.

Jury prizes

The photo contest entries have been under review by a panel of six photographic experts from around the world. The jury has identified three winners. Congratulations to them !

All African countries were welcome to participate to the contest. The winning country in terms of participation was... Côte d'Ivoire with 1155 pictures ! Congratulations to the local Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire which put so much energy in the contest with 19 events in all !

Community prize
The Community Prize of the photo contest is to be decided between the 31st March and the 14th April 2017. Community members from Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons members will chose from the top 29 images (these images of course do not include the top 3 winners that have already been selected by the official jury). Check back here on the 15th April 2017.

The Community Prize was cancelled for the 2016 competition as there was not enough participation from within the community. Of those that did vote, a few seemed to be concerned about tampering with the vote. After a long and hard decision and time spent going through the contributions of each voter, the organisers decided to not award the Community Prize at all this year. This was tough decision made as the bid to influence the vote is not within the spirit of the Wikimedia movement. We felt that, as the stewards of the WMF’s grant, we could not justify awarding the prize under this dark cloud.

Organisers prize
The Organisers Prize has been awarded to Nubian Flute Player by Ahmed Emad H as it displays excellent framing and use of colour and light, as well as beautifully depicting on a rarely seen corner, in this case Nubia in Egypt, of this vast continent. Further, the of photographic and media work that Ahmed Emad H contributed to Commons during the competition has provided a wonderful spotlight on singers and musicians in Egypt.

See also