Wikipedia Afro Creatives Wikiproject

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AfroCreatives WikiProject +film is the inaugural effort of AfroCreatives WikiProject. By mobilizing African film creatives, professionals and film enthusiasts, the campaign aims to measurably enhance information on Wikipedia about the art and industry of African film, including:

  • Biographies of notable African creatives and professionals that span the industry, from financing to pre-and post-production.
  • African studios, streaming platforms, awards, festivals, guilds, film schools and other institutions that form part of the industry ecosystem
  • Movies and television programs that have shaped Africa’s cinematic history and that are defining the current industry
  • Developments in African animation, AR, and VR and other technologies.
  • Film financing, movie production incentives, government policies, and training and workforce development programs that are advancing the state of the African film industry.

Afro Creatives WikiProject +film is initially focused on the film sectors of Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal. It is launching with a 3-week edit-a-thon campaign to generate a landmark number of contributions on the film industry of these four countries.

Why participate?

Your contributions will increase African-generated content about the continent’s film sector on Wikipedia and on the web.

You will help create awareness and interest among the general public about the project and create visibility of the African film industries of Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Senegal on Wikipedia and its sister projects.

You will help build the capacity within the film industry in Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Senegal to contribute knowledge to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

Help propagate the need to create more content about the film industry in Africa that promotes culture, history and the heritage of our people.

New to editing Wikipedia?

If you are new to contributing to Wikipedia, we strongly encourage you to sign-up for a brief 45-minute online training session when you register to participate in the campaign. The sessions, led by experienced Wikipedians, will provide basic and essential editing know-how that will make it easy for you to participate in the campaign. For participants who want some hands-on practice and support, the training session will be followed by a practice edit-a-thon session.

  • Egypt: 3:00pm (GMT+2)
  • Nigeria: 1:00pm (WAT)
  • Rwanda: 3:00pm (CAT)
  • Senegal: 11:00am (GMT)

Campaign Rules

  • 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, African cinema, with a particular focus on Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Senegal. Editing Articles outside this scope will not count.
  • Edits should focus on fixing typos, adding categories, adding references, wikilinking, and creating stubs or articles. Any edits outside this such as adding infoboxes, images, etc. are welcome and may earn you additional points.
  • 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.

Awards and Prizes

The AfroCreatives WikiProject +film campaign is offering a series of country-specific awards in Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, and Rwanda, as well as international awards. All campaign participants will receive virtual certificates issued by the Wikimedia Foundation and be eligible to add a campaign userbox to their userpage.

Local Awards

Outstanding Contributor Award Prize: $1,750 Amazon Gift Card  – Awarded to the single most impressive contributor in each of the campaign’s four participating countries.

What we’re looking for: A high level of quantitative and qualitative contributions such as new articles and stubs, improvement of existing articles, and an innovative range of content additions such as infoboxes, images, audio pronunciations, and Wikidata items, among others.

Outstanding Contributor – Runner-Up Prize: $1,250 Amazon Gift Card  

Newbie Award Prize: $1,000 Amazon Gift Card  – Awarded to the most impressive new contributor

What we’re looking for: Impressive level of contributions and proficiency with basic editing tasks such as adding wiki links, correcting typos and grammar, adding categories, and creating stubs.

International Awards

Star Performer Prize: $2,500 Amazon Gift Card  – Awarded to the single most high-achieving contributor of the campaign across all countries.

What we’re looking for: This star among stars will have demonstrated overall excellence, an impressive range of edits and content creation, and exceptional levels of contribution.

Quality of Content Award Prize: $2,000 Amazon Gift Card  – Awarded to the most productive contributor of the campaign.

What we’re looking for: The most noteworthy number of edits that improve the quality and structure of articles. In addition to the number of bytes or characters added, contributions counted may include sections, references, categories, “see also” sections, infoboxes, and images, among others.

Content Creator Award Prize: $2,000 Amazon Gift Card  – Awarded to the most prolific creator of articles and stubs.

What we’re looking for: A high level of contribution of newly created articles and stubs.

Gender Award Prize: $2,000 Amazon Gift Card – Awarded to the most enterprising contributor of new content about women in film.

What we’re looking for: New articles and stubs, as well as expanded text in existing articles. Subjects may include biographies of women in film, female-centered films and storytelling, and other general topics related to women in the film industry.

Deadline for application is 6th August 2022

For Those In Nigeria, click here and apply

For more details visit Wikipedia AfroCreatives Project

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