2017 WIKI LOVES AFRICA: Wikipedia launches African photo contest

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Wiki loves Africa from Wikipedia is a campaign designed to help share and tell the African Story. In order to improve content relating to Africa, the platform is encouraging everyone to donate their images, videos and audio to Wikipedia which showcase the richness, diversity and beauty of Africa.

According to the official release, 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 theme for this year’s contest is titled:  People at Work.

Entry period: Spans between 1st October 2017 and 30th November 2017.
(Winners will be announced around February 2018)
What prizes are up for grabs?
1st prize: US$600
2nd prize: US$400
3rd prize: US$200
Organizer price: US$200
Photo Essay Prizes : Women Working US$200
Photo Essay Prizes : Rare, Fading or Threatened Traditional Craft, Style or Way of Working [1] US$200
Additional prizes in each category: a Wiki Loves Africa power-pack + t-shirt.

You can learn more about the campaign here . 

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