Of all of the millions of subjects you can read about on Wikipedia, subjects relating to Africa have the least coverage. This is due to a number of reasons, but mainly because many people do not know that they can donate their images, videos and audio to Wikipedia.

Wiki Loves Africa is an annual photographic competition that is a visual celebration of all that makes up Africa. Every year, under a different theme, people across Africa and beyond enter their very best photographs, video and audio files to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Each year the theme changes and is chosen by the community from 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).

2017’s theme was PEOPLE AT WORK. Winners have been announced for this competition.

Please watch this space for news on the 2018 competition.