Hi friends

The photographic contest Wiki Loves Africa is back !

Wiki Loves Africa (http://www.wikilovesafrica.org) is a public annual contest where people across Africa can contribute media (photographs, video and audio) about their environment to Wikimedia Commons.

WLAf is a two-month competition which started yesterday (1st October) and will end on the 30th November 2015.
The 2015 theme is: Cultural Fashion and Adornment
The competition scope is: media that shows representations of cultural dress and fashion; specifically fashion that is defined by local cultural influences and determines cloth, styles, ways of wrapping and hanging, etc. Adornment is also part of the theme, which means that media of culturally defined jewellery, make-up, hairstyles and headdresses, cloths, scarification and tattoos, woven materials, etc. can also be entered.

The project is run across the whole african continent, however, some specific actions (training, communication, press conference, photo hunt etc.) are held in some countries with national organisers. Check out the team here : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2015

On the Wikimedia projects, the contest will be advertized during two months in the site notice in African countries. The site notice will also appear in France when the site notice slot is available.

As usual... if you can participate... please join !
You do not need to be african to join ;) There are african museums and african collections all over the world. Consider a trip to your favorite museum to document african fashion and adornement !

If you know people who might have good content to provide on this year theme, please relay !

If you think that the project is cool and want to follow on SM :
* https://www.facebook.com/wikilovesafrica/
* https://twitter.com/WikiLovesAfrica

If you are willing to part of the jury (or if you have a name to suggest), please contact me.

If you are a Commonist... help clean through the uploaded images :)

And last, if you have a bit of money and want to participate fund the prizes, this is the way : https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-fund-prizes-for-wiki-loves-africa-2015/x/9055616#/ We need 1200 dollars and have already funded 28%. Please help us reach our goal !


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