Founders Day Ghana Writing Contest/Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Founders Day Ghana Writing Contest? (click to expand or collapse)
Founders Day Ghana Writing Contest is a one month outreach initiative organised to create awareness and educate the public on the significance of the day and also encourage the curation of content about Ghana’s history. We are reaching out to as many people who can join the contest by contributing relevant content on Wikipedia either by improving existing articles or creating new articles related to the History of Ghana. All participants will stand the chance of winning amazing prizes.

This is an initiative by Open Foundation West Africa in collaboration with the Wikimedia Foundation and the Goethe Institut

What to do during the Founders Day Ghana Writing Contest? (click to expand or collapse)
From 1st-31 Aug 2020, we encourage participants to create new articles about people and events that highlights activities that took place before and after Ghana’s Independence, creative art works (movies, music, etc) that depicted that time and topics of national interest or importance. They can also improve existing Wikipedia articles on Ghana’s history. By doing so, we can create reliable content on Ghana’s History on Wikipedia for the benefit of global readers.
Who can participate? (click to expand or collapse)
Participants cut across all fields, Librarians, Researchers, Students, people from all walks of life are welcome to be part of this contest.
Why should I participate in the Writing Contest? (click to expand or collapse)
At the moment about 2% of the content that exists on English Wikipedia is about Africa not to talk of Ghana. Not much has been written about our history, people, culture on this great platform. The Founders Day Ghana Writing Contest will be an opportunity for us to create and curate content which projects our country and people hence making information about our history and culture easily accessible by everyone through Wikipedia and its sister projects.

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