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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 7006 Subject - EX
Title of the submission
Three years of Wiki Loves Africa, three years of celebration
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Original program format ideas: Exhibition
Author of the submission
Islahaddow and Anthere
Language of presentation
English and French
E-mail address
isla@wikiloveswomen.org and fdevouard@anthere.org
Islahaddow and Anthere
Country of origin
South Africa / France
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
An exhibition that celebrates the winners over the three years of Wiki Loves Africa. m:Wiki Loves Africa (WLAf) is an annual contest where people across Africa can contribute media (photographs, video and audio) about their environment on Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation. In 2014 the theme was Cuisine, the theme in 2015 was Cultural Fashion and Adornment, and the theme for 2016 was Music and Dance.
The exhibition will feature the four winners from each of the years (12 overall), the posters from each year, a poster of statistics and information from the three years, and generic leaflets and stickers. It is hoped that the African meet-up can take place in the same space.
What will attendees take away from this session?
They will be able to visually see the scope of the project and the diversity of cultural practices across the continent. They will be able to enjoy wonderful pictures that celebrate a continent, and that visually add to understanding different cultural elements on Wikipedia. They will also be able to view the immense amount of work that has been done by the focus groups across Africa over the years for the competition.
Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Throughout the conference
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
A table to leave leaflets and stickers
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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