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Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 in Benin

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Wiki Loves Folklore is an international photo contest organized by the Wikimedia community to document cultures in different regions of the world with emphasise on theme of folk culture Folklore theme. This project page focuses on the local contest in Benin. The local photo contest page can be reached here. A parallel article edition will be held too, during the contest time. Subthemes are : folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, folklore and tradition, including: ballads, folktales, fairy tales, legends, traditional song and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, folk arts, folk religion, mythology etc.



Since 2019, the basic aim of the photo contest is to upload photos on human cultural diversity on Wikimedia Commons. This year the contest will take place for the first time in Benin.

For the edition contest, the articles provided must match the theme, which means that most users will be able to find several pertaining subjects close to 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.

How to participate?


Photo contest


To participate:

  1. use the upload button on this page to access the upload form
  2. select your photos
  3. complete title, description, ...
  4. choose Benin in the countries list

Wikipedia contest


To participate:

  1. add your username in the participants section.
  2. choose an existing article or create a new one closed to the theme.
  3. write your article / translate / expand and don't forget to add references
  4. add the hashtags #WLF2022BJ, #FF2022BJ to your Edit summary.
  5. add the created or expanded articles on the suitable column of the participants list.


  • February 1st (00:01 UTC+1) – February 28th (23:59 UTC+1) (for creating articles and uploading photos)
  • Results will be announced during March 2022 on this page


  1. 1st prize: 150 dollars
  2. 2nd prize: 125 dollars
  3. 3rd prize: 75 dollars
  4. Best Wikipedia contributor: 50 dollars





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The main talk place to ask questions or leave suggestions is Talk page.

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