Deadline:

15 April 2020

Location:

online

(Prize)

Description

Wiki Loves Africa 2020

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.

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The theme Africa on the Move! encourages the submission of visual representations of movement, migration or transportation, whether local or regional, by path, road, sea, or air, self-propelled, or by animal, natural or mechanical means. Submissions could also capture the historical or contemporary structures that have been created to facilitate movement or the transportation of people, goods, or animals.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Photography

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

ALL AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

Program Period

The 2020 competition started on 15th February 2020 and closes on 15th of April 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • All photos must be taken by the person submitting them. They can be uploaded by you or uploaded during a registered mass upload session. Your image must have your name or nom de plume on the uploaded file.
  •  You can enter media that was taken at any time, even historical photographs (as long as you own the copyright on these photographs or they are in the public domain), but they must be uploaded during those dates.
  • Images with watermarks or embedded signatures will not be eligible. All entries submitted to the contest will automatically be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 (CC-BY-SA 4.0) (or those in the public domain). Read more about the cc-by-sa license here.
  • All eligible pictures will be categorized under Images from Wiki Loves Africa 2020, this will be automatically assigned during the upload process. (Feel free to add other relevant categories and descriptions to make the images more usable on the projects.)
  • Participants must be registered on Wikimedia Commons and be contactable. Please enable e-mail on Wikimedia Commons so we can contact you should your image be chosen for a prize.
  • To be considered for the video prize, the file must be uploaded in the video format (.ogg, .ogv, or .webm) that is required for Wikimedia Commons. Please note audio and visual quality and storytelling will be taken into account for your file to be eligible for a prize.

Judging criteria:

The judging will be done by a panel of international Wikipedians, professional photographers and subject specialists, based of thumb rules of photography and as well as the community standards.

  • A good photo has a good story to tell.
  • A good photo removes all unnecessary distractions from the chief element so that the latter is not out of the focus.
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects.
  • Technical quality – Image parameters such as focus, lighting, saturation, ISO, etc. will be taken into consideration.

The jury will judge individual entries based on the following criteria:

  • Technical quality.
  • Originality.
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects.

Opportunity Cost

(Prize)

There are several prizes up for grabs, both nationally and internationally. For national prizes, please see what events are being held locally in your country.

At the international level, there are 3 main prizes for Wiki Loves Africa, and as with last year, there will be two additional prize categories for photos and media.
The international prizes are:

  • 1st prize: US$1000.
  • 2nd prize: US$800.
  • 3rd prize: US$500.

Additional categories are:

  • Culturally specific or traditional representations of transport or structures that facilitate transportation: US$500.
  • Prize for best quality video (audio and visual quality and storytelling will be taken into account): US$500.

How to Apply

First Step: Create account from here.

Second Step: Upload your photo from here.

Third Step: Fill in the material information (

Fourth Step: Submit the photo.

Notes:

  • For more information about theme click here.
  • For more information about rules click here.
  • For more information about local events click here.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Esraa Allam/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Ahmed Elgarf/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team