Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2019/Benin

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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, videos and audios) 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 "Play". This edition had 50 participants for 752 photos uploaded. Benin ranked second in Africa in terms of photos Participation of different countries. A launch event presented the competition to the participants and the media. Training and upload sessions and awareness campaigns were held in Abomey-Calavi and Cotonou. An editathon was held at Institut Français du Benin, where the awards ceremony was held too.


Contest Jury[edit]

Launch event[edit]

Held in Abomey-Calavi with media and contest participants.

Workshops, outgoings and award ceremony[edit]

Some pictures of these events

The three winners of the Wiki Loves Africa 2019 contest in Benin[edit]

Other best images[edit]

Press release[edit]