Feminism and Folklore 2022 in Ghana

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Welcome to Feminism and Folklore!



Feminism and Folklore is an international writing contest organized at Wikipedia annually in the month of February and March to document folk cultures and women in folklore in different regions of the world on Wikipedia. This project is the Wikipedia edition of the photography campaign Wiki Loves Folklore (WLF) that is organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore traditions around the world.

The basic aim of the competition is to collect articles on human cultural diversity in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects. This year we focus on folk culture around the globe, with a particular attention to closing the gender gap, as we are partnering with other affiliates and groups across the world.

Since 2019, we have been organizing a multilingual Wikipedia contest and chosen to place the project on meta allowing inter wikis, inter-lingual and inter-project cooperation, to foster the true aspect of our global wikilove movement. The articles provided must match the theme, which means that most users will be able to find several pertaining subjects close to the theme, whether festivals, dances, cuisine, clothing or daily life routine emphasizing on folk culture of that area. You are free to choose an article from our working list, or pick up a topic of your own provided it is in relation with the main theme and focusing on closing the gender gap. Intangible cultural heritage has different meanings for different groups thus it looks at enhancing content, helps with intercultural dialogue, and encourages mutual respect for other ways of life. It also brings forth cultural diversity knowledge for users consumption.

Theme[edit]

This year Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women biographies and gender-focused topics for the project in league with Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus with folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

Folklore – around the world, including, but not limited to folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, fairy tales, folk plays, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, etc.

Women in folklore – includes but is not limited to, women and queer personalities in folklore, folk culture (folk artists, folk dancers, folk singers, folk musicians, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales and more).

Timeline[edit]

1 February 2022 00:01 UTC – 31 March 2022 11:59 UTC


How to participate?[edit]

Add your username in the participants' section!

Contest Rules:[edit]

Photo Contest[edit]

  1. Capture images or videos of any Folklore related topic from Ghana.
  2. Images must be of high quality.
  3. You must be the copyright holder or have the permission to upload the image for the contest.
  4. Upload images on or before April 28 2022.

Wikipedia[edit]

  1. Create/Expand an article to minimum of 3000 bytes.
  2. The article should not be machine translated
  3. The Article should be created or expanded between 1st February to 31st March, 22022
  4. The article should be within the theme Feminism and folklore
  5. The article should not violate any copyright per Wikipedia policies
  6. The article must be of readable prose of about 100 words or roughly 3 sentences.
  7. The Dagbani Wikipedia article must have at least 4 references.

Wikidata[edit]

Wikidata items must have the following:

  1. English Label -->
  2. English Description -->
  3. Dagbani Label -->
  4. Dagbani Description -->
  5. At least 4 references.
  6. Instance of (P31)

Prizes[edit]

  1. Best Photo Prize - GHS 250
  2. Best Wikipedia Article - 250
  3. Highest Photo (number) Contributor - GHS 200
  4. Highest Wikipedia (Article Volume) contributor - GHS 200
  5. 2nd Highest Photo (number) contributor: GHS 150
  6. 2nd Highest Wikipedia (Article Volume) contributor: GHS150
  • (Disclaimer: Prizes to be dispersed in gift card or voucher format.)

Jury[edit]

  • Musah Fuseini
  • Abubakari Khadijah


Timeline[edit]

February 1 – March 28 2022 Start for submissions: February 01, 2022 00:01 (UTC) Deadline for submissions: March 28, 2022 23:59 (UTC) Results Declaration: Declared on April 5, 2022,

Participants[edit]

Add your username below:

  1. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 21:28, 3 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Where to ask questions?[edit]

  • The primary place for questions or suggestions is the Talk page.

You can also reach out to us at dagbani.wikimedians@gmail.com

Get interactive[edit]