Of all of the millions of subjects you can read about on Wikipedia, subjects relating to Africa have the least coverage. This is due to a number of reasons, but mainly because many people do not know that they can donate their images, videos and audio to Wikipedia.
We need your help to visually celebrate the richness, diversity and beauty of Africa.
Working or Rare, Fading or Threatened Traditional Crafts, Styles or Way of Working.
Wiki Loves Africa is an annual contest where anyone across Africa can contribute media that relates to that year's theme to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation. 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 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 competition starts on 1st October 2017 and closes on 30th November 2017.
Winners will be announced around February 2018.
Additional prizes in each category: a Wiki Loves Africa powerpack + t-shirt
The theme calls for photographs, videos and audio files that document all manner of occupations undertaken across the continent - formal and informal, contemporary and ancient, business-oriented and creative.
Images submitted to the Wiki Loves Africa contest may win prizes! There are a few rules to respect for the images to be eligible.
Notes on video
Other files, such as audio and video, are welcome. For videos, please submit files in the following formats:
Due to complex intellectual property rights issues, Wikimedia Commons can not accept video content that is submitted in any other format. A helpful 'how to' guide on how to convert video media into these formats can be found here on Wikimedia. It is suggested that you upload video content one video at a time.
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