Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda/events/2021

Wikimedia community user group Rwanda banner


February edit

Anncouncing & Awarding Wiki@20 Contest edit

  • 26th.02.2021

Winners were annoucenced virtually and awarded, The following are the top 10 winners respectively Project outcomes:

  1. Alice Mukeshimana
  2. Ange Dusabe
  3. Claude Nizeyimana
  4. Uwera Yvette
  5. Mutijima Germain
  6. Dukuze Mugenzi Vivine
  7. Uwibambe Marie Louise
  8. Uwayezu Protais
  9. Nsengimana Eric
  10. Agasaro Eric

Wiki Loves Africa 2021 photographic contest in Rwanda - Health and Wellness edit

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 in Rwanda edit

Wiki Loves Africa 2021 photographic contest in Rwanda - Health and Wellness edit


Wiki Loves Africa (WLA) is an annual contest where anyone across Africa can contribute with 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 with free 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). WLA 2021 in Rwanda is being organized for the 2nd time and you are all welcome to contribute and have fun!

There are several fun ways you can help us to make the impact of Wiki Loves Africa 2021 in Rwanda stronger:

* Add more categories to your images so that people will find them to use them in articles. You can see how to do this here: Quick Guide to Categories on Commons

* Add your image to a relevant Wikipedia article, i.e. if your image shows a tailor sewing, then add the image to an article on Sewing or Tailors - this allows readers to see different global perspectives of a universal subject. You can see how to do this here: How to insert images into Wikipedia using WikiText

* Improve the images description to make them easier to understand and reuse.

* If there is no article that reflects the subject of your images, then start an article about that subject. If you are a new editor, you can see how to do that here: Creating your first article

* Add more images - you can add more images or media that reflect interesting and encyclopedic subjects in your immediate community.


The project is a photo competition which will be launched in Feb 15th 2021 and closed in April 15th 2021.


The WLA 2021 in Rwanda and global theme will be Health and wellness

We look forward to seeing your contributions!!


Rwanda team

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 in Rwanda Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 in Rwanda edit

Wiki Loves Folklore-2021

Wiki Loves Folklore (WLF) is an international photographic contest where the photographers can contribute media (photographs, video, and audio) about their local folk culture to Wikimedia Commons under free licenses to be used on Wikipedia and any other places with attribution. This photography contest is focused on folk culture of different regions, including folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, folklore, and tradition, including ballads, folktales, fairy tales, legends, traditional song and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, etc. The campaign is targeted at protecting the world’s intangible cultural heritage.

Rwanda participated in the WLF for the first time in this 2021 edition. the completion went well, for WLF 2021 in Rwanda prizes were given to the top 3 winners, and the contest is closed.


Wiki Loves Folklore happened from 15th Feb 2021 and closed on 15th April 2021.

January edit

  • Wikipedia @20 writing contest in form of celebrations of Wikipedia's 20th anniversary in Rwanda..