In our launch post, we wrote about how people around the world have questions about Africa and how one has to search for answers among sparsely distributed content around the web. SwaliAfrica intends to solve that by building a central platform for Africans to accrue information by posting & responding to insights and rank it all based on relevance.
Apparently Wikipedia feels the same way. Wiki Loves Africa is a photo competition to share the daily practices of people across the continent with each other and the rest of the world, via Wikipedia.
Why you should get involved
According to Wikipedia – Of all of the millions of subjects you can read about on the Wikipedia, subjects relating to Africa have the least coverage. That’s why they started the Wiki Loves Africa photo competition.
SwaliAfrica and Wikipedia both share a passion for showing the richness, difference and beauty of Africa. Many people don’t know they can donate their images, videos and audio unto a public domain and help build more available information about the continent.
Of all of the millions of subjects you can read about on the Wikipedia, subjects relating to Africa have the least coverage.
How to enter Wiki Loves Africa
You can join the competition by following 4 easy steps
- Take some photos.
- Select the best.
- Create an account on Commons to take part
- Upload your photographs.
The get more information about the contest including rules and sample pictures, check out the Wikipedia page.
[Header image]– Africa Day 2010 – Iveagh Gardens- CC license