Wiki Loves Africa 2022 Competition ($USD 6,000+ Prize)
Application Deadline:15th April 2022.
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 home, habitat. 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.
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
How to Enter:
- Take photos related to the theme Home and Habitat
- Create a free account or log in on Wikimedia Commons
- Consult the How to Enter page for useful advice on all things relating to the competition
- Make sure you follow the rules of the competition (otherwise your image might not be eligible)!
- Upload your photos (from the 15th February 2022 onwards!)
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Wiki Loves Africa 2022 Competition