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What is Wiki Loves Africa?

Wiki Loves Africa ( is a public annual contest where people across Africa can contribute media (photographs, video and audio) about their environment to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation.

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).

The project is run across the whole continent, however, some specific actions (training, communication etc.) are held in some countries with national organisers.

When does it take place and what is the focus theme in 2016 ?

Wiki Loves Africa is a two-month competition which will start in 1st of December 2016 and will end 31th of January 2017.

The 2016 theme is: Music and Dance

The competition scope is: submissions that promotes Africa's rich heritage and culture expressed through music, song, dance, and movement.

What prizes are up for grabs?

  • 1st prize: US$600 + see below
  • 2nd prize: US$400 + see below
  • 3rd prize: US$200 + see below
  • Community Prize: US$200 + see below

Each winner will also receive a year’s subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan, and a portable power pack.


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