Africa Wiki Challenge

Think of a way to contribute to Africa’s digital representation online. That’s what the Africa Wiki Challenge is about.

An online campaign that is aimed at generating African-related content on Wikipedia. In the maiden edition of the contest, we are pleased to announce that the Africa Wiki Challenge is celebrating Landmarks in Africa as the theme for the maiden edition of the annual competition which runs from 25th May to June 30th 2021. The competition is aimed at improving the statistics of content about Africa on Wikipedia and its sister projects.

The theme, Landmarks in Africa, encourages the visual, audio or video documentation as well as written content of the many landmarks that cover historical, cultural, geographical and places of national significance to any country on the African continent. This includes but is not limited to;

  • Monuments - Statues, Memorials, Historic buildings, Archaeological sites, etc.
  • National Demarcations - Districts, Municipalities, Metropolitan, Regions, States, etc.
  • Geographical Endowments - Mountains, Valleys, Forests, Waterfalls, Wildlife Reserves, Beaches, etc
  • Infrastructural Developments - Roads, Hospitals, Churches, Mosques, Schools, Rails, Water parks, Hotels, Theme parks, etc.
Support the Campaign
  1. Organising a local event in your country. Find all you need in our organizers guide
  2. Sharing details of the campaign with your friends, family and on social media
Join The Campaign

You can join the campaign by creating new articles, adding references, uploading images and videos or by ‘destubbing’. Check our FAQ for more information

Frequently Asked Questions
Africa Wiki Challenge is an online writing contest that invites all Africans within and outside the continent to contribute content in an attempt to bridge the African information gap on Wikipedia. The theme for this year is Landmarks in Africa and the aim is to document all Landmarks, including but not limited to; places of historical importance, cultural importance, monumental, important to a country, key places (districts, municipalities, regions, states, etc..)
Participants are expected to contribute to content in terms of articles, photos or any media file related to the theme on Wikipedia, Wikidata or Wikimedia Commons. Content must be related to the theme “Landmarks in Africa”.
Any African or person of African descent, anyone who identifies with Africa in the diaspora and anyone with an interest in Africa can participate in the campaign. You must have/create your wikipedia account
Fill the Sign-up Form Sign-up Form Create a Wikipedia User Account; if you do not have one already Sign unto the Campaign Dashboard using your wikipedia account details Create or edit an article; view our article suggestion list
Outstanding contributors stand the chance of winning an award. You will be part of this effort in projecting Africa on the web.
Hosting virtual/in-person edit-a-thons (taking into consideration the Covid-19 guidelines) Hosting virtual office hours to provide support before/during and after the campaign Organising volunteers to translate communication materials
Sign on the campaign dashboard and track your impact.
Join virtual/in-person edit-a-thons Join Telegram Page for Participants , WhatsApp platform
The AWC de-stub-a-thon is a stub elimination contest, with the intention to destub articles around the theme
A stub on Wikipedia is a very short article that lacks encyclopedic coverage of a subject.
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Virtual Office Hours

Date Time Link
Friday 21st May, 2021 10am - 12pm UTC Google Meet
Friday 28th May, 2021 10am - 12pm UTC Google Meet
Friday 4th June, 2021 3pm - 4pm UTC Google Meet
Friday 11th June, 2021 3pm - 4pm UTC Google Meet
Friday 18th June, 2021 3pm - 4pm UTC Google Meet
Friday 25th June, 2021 3pm - 4pm UTC Google Meet

Prizes To Be Won

# Prize
1 Laptop for Overall Campaign Winner
2 10-inch tablet for 1st Runner-Up
3 External Hard Drive for 2nd Runner-Up
4 Laptop for Destubathon Winner
5 Certificate of Participation for Top 20 participants
6 $50 Giftcard for Top Uploader (Video, Photo, Audio)