Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Ghana

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Wiki Loves Earth is an international photographic competition to promote natural heritage sites around the world through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). Everybody can participate. There are a lot of natural heritage sites in all participating countries. The goal of Wiki Loves Earth is to encourage people to take pictures of those natural sites, and to put them under a free license so that others may access them through the Internet. This is the third time Ghana will be participating in the contest, to achieve this. The international contest will take place from 1 May— 30 May 2022 in Ghana. This page introduces the Ghanaian part of this competition. Join us to contribute free-licensed images of natural heritages in Ghana and to promote the beauty of the Ghanaian landscape in general.

Rules[edit]

(Same rules as for the international contest, see also the FAQ section there.) To take part in Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Ghana, a submission should:

  • Be self-taken
    All entries must be original photographs uploaded by their authors. Photos uploaded by anyone else than author (even with permission) are not accepted.
  • Be self-uploaded during the contest period (May2022);
    You are also welcome to submit photos you may have taken in the past. What matters is that photos must be uploaded during the contest period (1st May – 30th May, 2022)
  • Be under a free license;
  • Contain an identified natural reserve or natural park;
  • Have at least 2Mpx.
  • A participant should have an activated e-mail address via Preferences of their account.

Prizes[edit]

  • Best Photo challenge winner Prize (Gift voucher) GHC500
  • First best Contributor, photo contest (Gift voucher) GHC400
  • Second Best contributor, photo contest (Gift voucher) GHC300

How to participate[edit]

BKV m 1 jms.svg Prepare your photos of any Ghanaian natural heritage site (see eligible objects below)
BKV m 2 jms.svg Sign in or Create a New Account on Wikimedia Commons
BKV m 3 jms.svg Name your photos well
BKV m 4 jms.svg Use our Upload Button at the top OR Click here to upload as many as you can
BKV h5 jms.svg Share your upload success on social media with our hashtags: #wlegh #wleghana #wle2022.
BKV h6 jms.svg And wait patiently for the results! All the best!

Click here to Upload your Photos

Eligible objects[edit]

Any Ghanaian Natural Heritage Site, some below
Parks

(Commons Category: National parks of Ghana)

Wildlife Sanctuary
Conservation Areas
Resource Reserve

Kalakpa Game Production Reserve

Ramsar Sites of Ghana
Others
  • Waterfalls
  • Ponds and lakes
  • Main Rivers
  • Mountains
  • Natural areas
  • Beaches
  • Caves, etc

Organizing team[edit]

Moore Wikimedians. The Moore Wikimedians are a group of volunteers dedicated to promoting Wikimedia projects in the Morre language - one of the 16 Mole-Dagbani languages. The Mole-Dagbani languages are a large group of near mutually intelligible dialects spoken across countries in West Africa. The largest of these languages are Mòoré; spoken by more than 5 million people in Burkina Faso, and Dagbani; a lingua franca in the northern half of Ghana spoken by some 3 million people including 2 million indigenous speakers. Among the smaller languages in this family tree is Notre, mainly spoken in Benin. The group is open to membership by all interested individuals.

This year, Ghana will be leading Wiki Loves Earth project for the third time to narrow down the gap on content in relation to Ghanaian landscapes which have not yet been represented on Wikipedia as well as images that depict these landscapes and reserves in Ghana.

  • Musahfm: Project Cordinator
  • Dnshitobu: Jury Coordinator
  • Alhassan Mohammed Awal: Photo Judge
  • Kwameghana: Photo Judge
  • Arafat Abass: Photography support
  • Ruky Wunpini: Logistics.
  • Zak Raha: Social media campaigns, communication

Timeline[edit]

  • Start date: 1 May, 2022
  • End date : 30 May, 2022
  • Results: 10 June, 2022