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Wiki Loves Africa (WLA) donations of Photos and Videos by Olusola David, Aybiowu are interesting photos and videos. Some of which are basically from Africa daily activities in Nigeria.
He joined Wiki Loves Africa since 2016 and started contributing photographs and videos use on Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia.
Olusola David, Ayibiowu contributions and donations of Photos and Videos on Wiki Loves Africa are up to 50 and continues on a daily basis to get more photos and videos uploads.
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Roasted Plantain at work
Wiki Loves Africa (WLA) is an annual contest where anyone across Africa can contribute media that is relevant to their experience 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 a few 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 the 2014 photo contest was Wiki Loves Africa Cuisine. In 2015 the theme focused on Wiki Loves Africa Cultural Fashion and Adornment. In 2016, the chosen theme was Music and Dance.
In 2017, the theme is... People at Work
Competition scope: The theme calls for photographs, videos and audio files that document all manner of occupations undertake across the continent - formal and informal, contemporary and ancient, business-oriented and creative. There will be a special prize that will be concentrated on visually capturing women working, and another that illustrates rare, fading or threatened traditional craft, style or way of working.
The project is a two-month competition which will start on the 1st of October and end on the 30th of November 2017.
The project will be run at the entire continental level. However, some specific actions (training, communication etc.) will be held in some countries with national organisers. The project will feature a contest to select the best media at the continental level, with a ceremony and prizes as deemed appropriate.
Participating individualsRegardless of whether you are African or not, you are welcome to join!
Consider joining the African Wikimedians mailing list for discussion and announcement (WLAf does not have a specific mailing list).
Here are some examples of the things you may do for a start:
- Let other people know about the contest. Your local community can include local Wikip/medians and aligned Open Movement members (enthusiasts from Creative Commons, Open Street Map, Open Data, OER, etc.). Relevant links to provide include
- Fix pages on meta or Commons (improve the text, fix typos, translate...)
- Help us to translate the Site Notice into those languages (as well as other relevant texts)
- Volunteer to help on OTRS to answer questions or comments made by participants (get in touch with us if you want to be a volunteer on OTRS)
- Help select the jury: suggest judges who might be interested in taking part in the international contest (perhaps a locally celebrated photographer, fashion designer, filmmaker or journalist). Volunteer yourself!
- Participate in writing press releases: Help on crafting a press release template, adapt it, and send it out to your media contacts. Write blogs.
- Help categorize and clean up uploaded photos on Commons during the contest
- Help use images and videos in relevant Wikipedia articles
- other suggestions ?
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Wiki Loves Africa have great impact and has succeeded in positively influencing Africa photos, videos and audio in general.
Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia