Wiki Loves Africa 2022 – Home and Habitat ($2,000 prize)

Wiki Loves Africa 2022 is now accepting applications.

Wiki Loves Africa is an annual contest in which anybody from anywhere in Africa can donate material to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation project websites.

Participants in Wiki Loves Africa are encouraged to provide material (photographs, video, and audio) that represent the year’s subject. The theme varies from year to year. The community chooses the subject each year, which is global, aesthetically rich, and culturally distinct (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc).

2022 Theme – Home and Habitat

Visual depictions of home and habitat are requested for the topic Home and Habitat. The topic honors the diversity and uniqueness of the areas and places that both people and animals call home. Those dens, nests, burrows, and caverns, as well as their quarters, accommodations, rooms, addresses, and places. People and animals may relax, heal, rest, reconnect with family and community, and completely express themselves, their preferences, identity, and heritage in these sanctuaries of safety and tranquility.


Quality entries are eligible for a number of prizes, both at the national and international levels. Wiki Loves Africa has six primary prize categories at the worldwide level.

The international awards are as follows:

  • 1st prize: $2,000
  • 2nd prize: $1,500
  • 3rd prize: $1,000
  • Culturally specific or traditional representations of home, houses, or spaces of living: $750
  • $1,000 prize for the greatest quality video (audio and visual quality, as well as storytelling)
  • $750 for a special collection (a group of photographs that communicate a narrative).
  • Each winner will also get a Wiki Loves Africa merchandise package.

Wiki Loves Africa 2022 | Eligibility Criteria

  • Anyone from anywhere in Africa is welcome to participate;
  • The individual submitting the images must have taken them. Unless they’re uploaded as part of a scheduled mass upload session. On the submitted file, your name, username, or pseudonym must appear.
  • You can enter material from any time period, including historic images (as long as you hold the rights or they are in the public domain), but they must be posted within those dates. Photographs that have already been submitted to Commons but have been re-uploaded are ineligible.
  • Participants must have a Wikimedia Commons account and be reachable. When registering on Wikimedia Commons, please allow e-mail so that they may notify you if your photograph is picked for a reward.
  • All contest entries must be released under a free license (or in the public domain). In most circumstances, the photo will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-SA 4.0).
  • Watermarks or embedded signatures will exclude images that are smaller than 2MB or feature watermarks.
  • To be qualified, images or material must be categorized as Images from Wiki Loves Africa 2022.
  • To be considered for the video award, the file must be submitted in a recognized Wikimedia Commons video format (.ogg,.ogv, or.webm).
  • Please keep in mind that audio and video quality, as well as storytelling, will be considered in determining whether or not your file is eligible for a reward.

How to Apply for Wiki Loves Africa 2022

Take pictures that are connected to the topic of “Home and Habitat.”

Log in or create a free account on Wikimedia Commons.

For helpful information on anything related to the competition, go to the How to Enter page.

Make sure you obey the competition’s regulations (otherwise your image may be disqualified)!

Upload your images (from February 15, 2022!)

Deadline: April 15, 2022

Visit Wiki Loves Africa for more information.

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