Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2017/Cameroon

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Wiki Loves Africa is an annual contest where anyone across Africa can contribute media that relates to that year's theme to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wiki Loves Africa encourages participants to contribute media (photographs, video and audio) that illustrate the specific theme for that year. Each year the theme changes and is chosen by the community from universal, visually-rich and culturally-specific topics (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc).

This edition of the contest focuses on "People at Work". This edition had 56 participants for 1256 photos uploaded. Cameroon ranked fifth in Africa in terms of photos Participation of different countries. A press conference presented the competition to the media. Training sessions were held in Douala, an awareness campaign in Yaoundé in addition to the upload sessions. The awards ceremony was accompanied by the exhibition of the 15 best photos of the contest. The exhibition lasted two weeks.


  • Geugeor - Cordinator
  • Bile rene - Team member
  • Happiraphael (Photographer) - Team member
  • nekisvincent (Photographer) - Team member
  • Nicolas Eyidi (Jury, partnerships)
  • Linda Dreisen (Jury, partnerships)
  • Hako Hankson (Jury, partnerships)

Contest Jury[edit]

Press conference[edit]

Held in Douala in the presence of the media and contest participants.

Workshops and award ceremony[edit]

Some pictures of these events

Global winners of the Wiki Loves Africa 2017 contest[edit]

The three winners of the Wiki Loves Africa 2017 contest in Cameroon[edit]

Other images of the exhibition[edit]

Press release[edit]

  1. Cameroonian blog
  5. Press article
  6. Cameroon national daily