Wiki Loves Africa 2021

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This project page documents a project currently in progress.

Wiki Loves Africa 2021 – Health and Wellness
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Enter Wiki Loves Africa 2021

Brief overviewEdit

Wiki Loves Africa (WLA) is an annual contest where anyone across Africa can contribute free media that is relevant to their experience to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia communities (Wikimedia movement), and also make this shared media freely available for the Humankind.

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 a few 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).

The project is a one-month competition which will next take place from Feb 15th till April 30th 2021

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).

  • 2014: Cuisine
  • 2015: Cultural Fashion and Adornment
  • 2016: Music and Dance
  • 2017: People at Work
  • 2019: Play!
  • 2020: Africa on the move!
  • 2021: Health and Wellness

Last newsEdit

 
2020 National Lead Survey Report
 
2020 WLA Survey Report
 
2019 Organizers Survey Report
Promotional video of Wiki Loves Africa

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

  • Initial review of the submitted entries by volunteers Commonists

April 2021

February 2021

  • The contest launched on 15th February 2021
  • Wiki Love Africa 2021 Webinar: IP, copyright, and licenses

January 2021

December 2020

  • Request for Rapid Grants to Wikimedia Foundation can be done till Dec 15th (and not beyond...)

October 2020

September 2020

Key factsEdit

The project is run across the whole continent, however, some specific actions (training, communication etc.) are held in some countries with national organisers.

Wiki Loves Africa has achieved much over 7 years:

  • Over 72,375 images collected
  • 9,269 unique submitters
  • Images viewed 762 millions times altogether (June 2021)
  • 280+ events in 23 African countries
  • Submitted images viewed 43 million times each month (May 2020);
  • 82%+ of competitors are newbies;
  • Image included in the Journeys Through Our Fragile Heritage exhibition at the UNESCO, Paris; and
  • Wiki Loves Africa’s ISA tool is the Winner of the Best Multimedia Tool Prize at WikiData Conference 2019

Partners and supportersEdit