Wiki Loves Africa 2021

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This project page documents a project currently in progress.

Wiki Loves Africa 2021 – Health and Wellness
Wiki Loves Africa Logo.jpg

NOTE: THIS IS A COMMUNITY SPACE,
TO ACCESS THE CURRENT PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTEST, CLICK HERE: Wiki Loves Africa 2021

Brief overview[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa 2020 A4 Infographic.pdf

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 15th 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 news[edit]

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

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 facts[edit]

WLA 2019 5YR POSTER A2 poster R1 Opt1PF.pdf
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 6 years:

  • Over 64,000 images collected
  • 8,120 unique submitters
  • Images viewed 520 millions times altogether (Sept 2020)
  • 270+ events in 23 African countries
  • Submitted images viewed 41 million times each month (April 2020);
  • 80%+ 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 supporters[edit]

WLA21-partner-logos.jpg