Wiki Loves Africa 2021/Communications Materials
This project page documents a project currently in progress.
NOTE: THIS IS A SPACE FOR ORGANISERS OF THE WIKI LOVES AFRICA CONTEST,
Communications materials from previous years:
- Wiki Loves Africa Generic materials
- Wiki Loves Africa 2020 Marketing Materials
- Wiki Loves Africa 2019 Marketing Materials
- Wiki Loves Africa 2017 Marketing Materials
- Wiki Loves Africa 2016 Marketing Materials
- Wiki Loves Africa 2015 Marketing Materials
- Wiki Loves Africa 2014 Marketing Materials
- c:Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2014/Results and best practices
- c:Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2015/Results and best practices
- c:Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2016/Results and best practices
- c:Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2017/Results and best practices
- Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2019/Results and best practices
- c:Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2020/Results and best practices
2021 Contest Communications Materials
Wiki Loves Africa will run for the 7th time in 2021. Along the years, a lot of material has been created and is available for organisers to use and adapt as they see fit. Or you might prefer to create your own material.
Talk about the 2021 Contest
Below are the international press releases for the launch of Wiki Loves Africa 2021. These press releases can easily be adapted to press releases that feature local details and events.
Press/Media mentions 2021
- it.globalvoices.org about Wiki Loves Africa 2020 - January 2021
- cameroon-tribune about Wiki Loves Africa 2021 - February 2021
Marketing Materials developed for Wiki Loves Africa 2021
These are .jpeg files below, but the .pdf versions can be found here: Wiki Loves Africa 2021 Communications
Branding elements for local organizers during 2021 context
Additional 2021 Contest Colours
This year, the branding elements for Wiki Loves Africa can include a few things that can be used when constructing national communication elements like posters and social media posts:
The Wiki Loves Africa generic identity elements
- the existing visual identity
- a “pitch deck” explaining the project
- a generic leaflet about the project
- a Pull-up banner design
- T-shirt design
- Buttons, badges, stickers (square, round and rectangular)
- “App button” version of the logo for use on web, devices and other pages
- Logo as used in press releases, social media, presentations, on banners, etc.
- Generic leaflet
Wiki Loves Africa's video
Design and photographic manipulation tools
If you wish to create your own branding, please consider using the following design tools. Many of the application listed below require specialist knowledge of design and photographic principles. Inkscape is free and open source. However there are many other platforms that can help you if you are new to communications and design, especially these non-open source platforms.
They are not open source, but many have a free 'plan' that allows limited functionality:
Please note: the following is a list of (mostly) open source options. While many of these products are exceptional we do not recommend or endorse one over another. Always be careful when downloading software.
Design creation and manipulation
Find more marketing materials here :
- c:Category:Wiki Loves Africa marketing material. Do not hesitate digging into previous years
Social media guidelines
It is exciting to support WikiLovesAfrica’s 2021 and show people what is happening with the competition in your country! There is an international communications team for the duration of the competition, but we would love your support wherever possible! Here are some ways you can do just that:
SHARE OUR POSTS
Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds and share our posts. The more organic reach we get the more we will be rewarded with so every share counts.
COMMENT ON OUR POSTS
Comment and tag on the comments of a post. Any words of encouragement or tagging a friend or organization on the comments feed will also help Wiki Loves Africa to be seen by more people, more often.
MAKE YOUR OWN POSTS
We realise you may want to personalize your call to enter or mention your own events happening locally, but please make sure you note the following:
- use the contest colour pallette above
- Include the hashtag #wikilovesafrica on all your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- The shortlink to the info page and entry is bit.ly/EnterWLA2021 photographs you post on Social Media
- Make sure that the photos you use are big enough, and do not distort or pixelate
- When writing a post about a local event, please include the location or country in your post (this can be done straight away or as a hashtag) – this will cause less confusion when people repost or share your post with their individual accounts
- There are standard headers for Facebook and Twitter as well as a standard Instagram post that you are welcome to use. Please find them in the Social Media templates section below (to come)
- Be sure to include these bits of info – not necessarily all at once but over a few posts.
- The competition is open to anyone, anywhere but the subject matter Health+Wellness must represent something that took place in Africa or relates to African culture.
- You can enter as many times as you like
- All work entered is subject to a Creative Commons licence
- The competition runs from 15th Feb-15th April
Please use the hashtags
- #CelebrateAfrica or #Celebrate[your country] i.e. #CelebrateEthiopia
- And you can # the subject e.g. #health #wellness etc…
Please seriously consider adding cautionary hashtags to make sure people do not put themselves at risk to get the photograph. Consider using these hashtags: