Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2019/Zambia
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 "Play". The competition marked its first ever Wikimedia event in Zambia. The physical response to the Wiki Loves Africa in Zambia poor but the online response was wonderful. A training and upload sessions plus awareness campaigns were held in Lusaka and on Facebook. An editathon was held at Bongo Hive, where the awards ceremony was held too.
For the contest, there was one major photowalk on the 22nd February 2019 and one other supplementary mini-photowalk.
The workshops where held on the 1st, 15th of February 2019 and the 1st of March 2019 at Bongo Hive these inuclde upload sessions and also Edit-a-thons. The events had 7 people in attendance.
- Isaac Kanguya
- Imanga Kayama
- Gerry Sikazwe
- Jason Mulikita
- Kasolo Lewanika
- James Titus
- Francis Soko
- Isaac Chulu
- Brian Chanda
The following are the top three images from Zambia.
1st Prize: Kids playing on a Nissan Skyline (R30) in Lusaka, Zambia by User:Jae zambia
2nd Prize:Boys playing Basket ball in Lusaka, Zamba by User:Chulu sakaz
3rd Prize: Girls playing netball in Lusaka, Zambia by User:Francis ackson soko
Wiki Loves Africa in Zambia Award Ceremony 2019
Images from the Award Ceremony:
Top images from Zambia
The following are the other top images from Zambia, in no particular order: