Wikimedia Commons Wiki Loves Africa 2022 Contest Now Open

Deadline:15th April 2022.

Wikimedia Commons Wiki Loves Africa 2022 Contest

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. Each year’s theme is chosen by the community to be a 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).

2022 Wiki Loves Africa Competition Theme

The theme Home and Habitat calls for the submission of visual representations of homehabitat. The theme celebrates the diversity and unique spaces and places both humans and animals alike consider home. Those quarters, lodgings, rooms, addresses, locations, dens, nests, burrows and caves. Those places of safety and peace where people and animals can relax, recover, rest, reconnect with family and community, and where they can fully express themselves, their tastes, their identity and heritage.

What prizes are up for grabs?

There are several prizes up for grabs for quality entries:both at a national and international level. For national prizes, please see what events are being held locally in your country.

At the international level, there are 6 main prize categories for Wiki Loves Africa.

The international prizes are :

  • 1st prize: US$2000
  • 2nd prize: US$1500
  • 3rd prize: US$1000
  • Culturally specific or traditional representations of home, houses or spaces of living : US$750
  • Prize for best quality video (audio and visual quality and storytelling will be taken into account): US$1000
  • Special collection (a series of images that tell a story): US$750

Each winner will also receive a pack of Wiki Loves Africa-branded merchandise.

Disclaimer: Prize money may be dispersed in a gift card or voucher format

At the international level, there are 6 main prize categories for Wiki Loves Africa.

The international prizes are :

  • 1st prize: US$2000
  • 2nd prize: US$1500
  • 3rd prize: US$1000
  • Culturally specific or traditional representations of home, houses or spaces of living : US$750
  • Prize for best quality video (audio and visual quality and storytelling will be taken into account): US$1000
  • Special collection (a series of images that tell a story): US$750

Each winner will also receive a pack of Wiki Loves Africa-branded merchandise.

Disclaimer: Prize money may be dispersed in a gift card or voucher format.

Selecting the Winners

The winners will not be selected until May-June 2022. Every year, there is a rigorous process involving three stages that makes sure that only the very best of the best are selected as the International Prize Winners. Review the Jury Process on the 2021 International Jury page.

Each year it is a tough choice to choose the final winning images. The 2022 winners will not be announced until July/August 2022, but there are many beautiful winning photos that have been selected over the last 7 years! View all the winners from previous Wiki Loves Africa!

While the International Jury process is active, National Winners are usually announced by the country teams. There are prizes for incredible photos being awarded via this process. Check out the 2021 National Winners here!!

How to Enter:

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the Wiki Loves Africa 2022 Competition