Wikipedia launches Wiki Loves Africa photo contest

Wikipedia launches Wiki Loves Africa photo contest

Wikipedia has launched a photo contest in Africa with the aim of showcasing the continent’s diversity via pictures. The contest is launched by WikiAfrica, an international collaborative project between Africa Centre and Lettera27. They are partnering with Fondation Orange to launch Wiki Loves Africa.

Since its official commencement on October 1, almost 500 pictures have been submitted for the competition that would end on November 30. Organisers are enjoining people from across Africa (and beyond) to participate in the competition to celebrate the diversity, richness and complexity of the continent.

Entries and submissions could photographs, video or audio contents that are related to the universal theme which is ‘Cuisine’.

“This universal, yet culturally specific theme encapsulates all that is glorious and challenging about our continent. The competition offers the ability for people from all walks of life to contribute to a greater global understanding of Africa and its complexity. Cuisine presents a visually rich, evocative subject matter that establishes identity and enables understanding,” Wiki Africa posted on its blog.

Image courtesy of ShutterStock

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