WIKI LOVES AFRICA 2015 The photo contest around Africa,
for 2014 go here
What is Wiki Loves Africa?
Wiki Loves Africa (http://www.wikilovesafrica.org) is a public annual contest where people across Africa can contribute media (photographs, video and audio) about their environment to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Wiki Loves Africa particularly encourages participants to contribute media that illustrate a specific theme for that year. Each year the theme changes and could include any universal, visually rich and culturally specific topic (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc).
The project is run across the whole continent, however, some specific actions (training, communication etc.) are held in some countries with national organisers.
When does it take place and what is the focus theme in 2015 ?
Wiki Loves Africa is a two-month competition which start on the 1st October and ends on the 30th November 2015.
The 2015 theme is: Cultural Fashion and Adornment
The competition scope is: media that shows representations of cultural dress and fashion; specifically fashion that is defined by local cultural influences and determines cloth, styles, ways of wrapping and hanging, etc. Adornment is also part of the theme, which means that media of culturally defined jewellery, make-up, hairstyles and headdresses, cloths, scarification and tattoos, woven materials, etc. can also be entered.
What prizes are up for grabs?
1st prize: a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 + an Africa-published book + Mystery gifts from the Wikimedia Store + print of the participant winning picture
2nd prize: US$300 Amazon gift + an Africa-published book + Mystery gifts from the Wikimedia Store + print of the 2nd prize picture
3rd prize: US$200 Amazon gift + an Africa-published book + Mystery gifts from the Wikimedia Store + print of the 3rd prize picture
Community Prize: US$200 Amazon gift voucher + an Africa-published book + Mystery gifts from the Wikimedia Store + print of the Community Prize
Raw silk lamba (shawl), the iconic traditional article of clothing in Madagascar
The Victoria-Transvaal Diamond. Transvaal, South Africa..
Nguni art. Jewellery of South Africa. Tropenmuseum.
Women with stretched ear lobes in Ethiopia
Berber fibules, silver. Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France.
Zulu man with jewellery. Tropenmuseum.
Henna for hair
Traditional tatoo of Datoga people
A Nuba woman hairstyle
Burnus from Tunisia
The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People
Group of Peul women in Paoua
African Waxprints, West Africa
Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum
Lustenau Lagos African Lace
Girl wearing the traditional dress of Siwa Oasis grinding salt
Commemorative wraps (Pagnes) printed on wax fabric in the 1960s