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Wiki Loves Africa 2023: Climate & Weather

Wiki Loves Africa is a photographic, video and audio contest.
The 2023 theme is Climate and Weather.
Upload your entries from 1st March until 30th April to Wikimedia Commons.
There are prizes to be won for jury selected quality photographs!


 See the winners

Visually celebrate Africa on Wikipedia

Out of the millions of subjects you can read about on Wikipedia, those that relate to Africa have the least coverage. This is due to a number of reasons, but some are linked to the fact that many people do not know that they can have the knowledge of their continent and cultures reflected on Wikipedia by donating their images, videos and audio to Wikimedia.
The richness, diversity and beauty of Africa deserves to be visually celebrated on Wikipedia.
YOU can help to do this. Its super simple and everyone is welcome to participate!

What should YOU contribute? Pictures! Audio! Videos!

The theme Climate and Weather calls for the submission of visual representations of climate and weather.
>>Read more about the theme and get inspiration here.
Here are a few photos to inspire you below:

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2023 Contest Closed

The 2023 competition is now CLOSED!

5 easy steps to enter!

  1. Take photos related to the theme Climate & Weather
  2. Create a free account or log in on Wikimedia Commons.
  3. Consult our How to Enter page for useful advice on everything relating to the competition.
  4. Make sure you follow the rules of the competition (otherwise your image might not be eligible)!
  5. Upload your photos – from the 1st March 2023 onwards!

Entered images or media must visually capture the theme as it applies to "Africa".
To be considered, entries must be submitted under a free license (read about licenses here).
Get your camera, take photos of your Africa!

 Read more about how to enter

What prizes can I win?

There are several prizes up for grabs for quality entries: both at a national and international level. For national prizes, see what local organisers have planned in your country.

At the international level, there are several main prize categories for Wiki Loves Africa + 2 additional prizes for the 2023 theme!

Wiki Loves Africa 2023 : International Prize Categories


  • 1st Prize : USD 2,000
  • 2nd Prize : USD 1,500
  • 3rd Prize : USD 1,000

Media (Video, Audio, Graphics, Photo Essays):

  • Best audio prize : USD 750
  • Best Video prize : USD 1,000
  • Best graphics: USD 750
  • Africa Environment Video Prize: Best video representation of the impact of climate change : USD 2,000
  • Africa Environment Special Collection Prize: Best collections of images showing the impact of climate change : USD 500

Disclaimer: Prize money may be dispensed in a gift card or voucher format

Selecting the Winners

The winners will not be selected until July 2023 and announced in August 2023. In the meanwhile,

 View 2022's Winning Images !

2023 Partners and Community Organisers


Community Organising Partners

Community Organising Partners without logos
Planning Wikimedia Community User Group Burundi • Campus Photo Festival (Nigeria) • Congo Brazaville • Wikimedia Community User Group KenyaWiki For Senior Citizens Network (Nigeria)