For the Explore Africa Writing Contest 2022, applications are now being accepted. The goal of the Explore Africa Writing Contest is to improve and add new articles on towns, communities, countries, itineraries, and phrasebooks on the English Wikivoyage in order to promote travel information and tourism in Africa.
For those who love to travel, Africa is a stunning continent with wonderful people and a wealth of places to visit. Africa has a population of approximately 1.2 billion, making it the second most populated continent. The travel destinations, however, are not well described.
The Explore Africa Campaign seeks to fill the knowledge gap on famous landmark locations that currently exists. This would be achieved through interacting with travel and tourism experts who would share their expertise about famous sites and popular tourist spots. They would seek out and enlist fresh wikimedians to produce and improve travel-related material.
Contents will include:
- Geographical regions
- 1st prize: Shopping Voucher: $500
- 2nd prize: Shopping Voucher: $300
- 3rd prize: Shopping Voucher: $200
- 4th prize: Shopping Voucher: $150
- 5th prize: Shopping Voucher: $100
- Itinerary prize winner: Shopping voucher: $150
- Phrasebooks prize winner: Shopping voucher: $150
- Travel and tourism professionals who can bring their high level of knowledge, interest and
experience to the table in enhancing contents on Wikipedia and Wikivoyage respectively.
- Travels and tourism enthusiasts.
- Wikipedia and Wikivoyage contributors.
- Seasoned Wikipedia Organizers in target countries who can help mobilize existing Wiki
contributors and run training sessions and edit-a-thons.
Read the following campaign rules before applying:
- All participants must create a Wikipedia account and be signed in before making any edits.
- Make sure you are registered on your country’s dashboard, so your edits can be tracked as
part of the campaign.
- All contributions as part of the campaign must follow or be related to the theme of the
campaign. Editing Articles outside this scope will not count.
- Double/multiple performances of one task as several edits on an article count as one edit.
For example, fixing two different typos over two different edits on an article counts as one
edit, not two.
- Points are not given when an edit is made to correct a previous edit by the same participant.
- Responses to messages on talk pages and reverted edits do not count as an edit.