Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2016/Winners
See Category:Wiki Loves Africa 2016 winning picture for all winning pictures
Global winners of the Wiki Loves Africa 2016 contestEdit
The Wiki Loves Africa 2016 photographic competition has resulted in nearly 7,917 image uploads to Commons around the theme Dance and Music.
1st Prize: The Kuru Dance Festival at Dqae Qare Lodge, Botswana by SanDanceVR
2nd Prize: A pot and drum seller on his way to work in Rwanda by Tuyizere Nkinzingabo Jean Pierre
3rd Prize: Kiduku dance in Tanzania by Rasheedhrasheed
All African countries were welcome to participate to the contest. The winning country in terms of participation was... Côte d'Ivoire with 1155 pictures ! Congratulations to the local Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire which put so much energy in the contest with 19 events in all !
The Community Prize of the photo contest is to be decided between the 31st March and the 14th April 2017. Community members from Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons members will chose from the top 29 images (these images of course do not include the top 3 winners that have already been selected by the official jury). Check back here on the 15th April 2017.
The Community Prize was cancelled for the 2016 competition as there was not enough participation from within the community. Of those that did vote, a few seemed to be concerned about tampering with the vote. After a long and hard decision and time spent going through the contributions of each voter, the organisers decided to not award the Community Prize at all this year. This was tough decision made as the bid to influence the vote is not within the spirit of the Wikimedia movement. We felt that, as the stewards of the WMF’s grant, we could not justify awarding the prize under this dark cloud.
The Organisers Prize has been awarded to Nubian Flute Player by Ahmed Emad H as it displays excellent framing and use of colour and light, as well as beautifully depicting on a rarely seen corner, in this case Nubia in Egypt, of this vast continent. Further, the of photographic and media work that Ahmed Emad H contributed to Commons during the competition has provided a wonderful spotlight on singers and musicians in Egypt.
The 4th Prize (Organisers Prize): Nubian Flute Player by Ahmed Emad H (Egypt)
- Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2016/Winners in Tunisia
- Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2016/Winners in Egypt
- Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2016 in Algeria
- Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2016/Winners in Nigeria
- Commons: Wiki Loves Africa 2016/Community Prize Selection
- Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2016/Results and best practices
- Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2015/Winners
- Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2015/Community Prize Selection
- Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2015 in Algeria