24 Apr 2014

Wiki Loves Earth 2014 in Ghana: Details

Post updated. Competition has been extended to June 30 locally.

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photo contest for natural heritage. It will take place from 1 May —  30 June in Ghana.

Planning Wikimedia Ghana is glad to be part of this year's Wiki Loves Earth. As part of our participation, we are encouraging all Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians to photograph and upload photos showing natural heritage in Ghana.

Why participate?

Contributors will release photos under free license (CC-BY-SA 3.0). This will allow for photos to be used on Wikimedia Foundation project sites especially Wikipedia which is accessed by thousands of internet users around the world.

What we mean by natural heritage
  • National Parks
  • Forest Reserves
  • Protected areas
  • Beaches
  • Mountains
  • Caves
  • Waterfalls
  • Rivers, Lagoons, Ponds and lakes
  • Visit our Commons Page for more

How to participate
  • Prepare your photos of any Ghanaian natural heritage.
  • Sign in or create a new account on Wikimedia Commons.
  • Name your photos well.
  • Use our upload button here or click here to upload as many as you can.
  • Share your upload success on social media with our hashtags: #wlegh #wleghana #wle2014.
  • And wait patiently for the results! All the best!

Prizes

There are prizes to be won by the top 10 pictures in Ghana. They also qualify to compete with international entries. If any of the top 10 fall within the top 15 internationally, they are again awarded with prizes from the Wiki Loves Earth International team

Help out
  • Take part in the competition
  • Tell your friends
  • Share details on your social networks including blogs (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc)
  • Use our hashtags are #wlegh #wleghana #wle2014
  • Support us with cameras to take photos, internet or space to upload photos
  • Invite us to the national park or natural heritage site you manage

WLE Ghana Team

55 comments:

  1. Encouraging step. Bravo all Ghana lovers

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  2. Wow, I am more than interested in this because I have been an ardant lover and follower of wikipedia web information for years. I have one suggestion: when is wikipedia launching an internet search browser say 'wiki' browser. I will help design the logo. Thanks. (RICHARD OFORI, GHANA)

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    1. Hi Richard, thanks for your comment. What do you mean by "when is Wikipedia launching an internet search browser say 'wiki' browser. I will help design the logo." Regards.

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    2. You'll like Wikipedia to design a standalone browser? Sounds strange why they would do that though. Any reasons you've got cementing the fact that when they do Wiki Browser, it'll be worth-the-while?

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    3. Apple has a browser called Safari, google has called Chrome, Wikipedia can also have one called Wiki

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    4. Sounds strange, I think this is not the right place to get an answer. Find the appropriate place then, All the best doing this.

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    5. Richard if you want to email me about this browser idea you have: sandistertei@gmail.com

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    6. Enock Seth Nyamador, I think I understand you very well. I initially thought the blog was directly to wikipedia; that's why I posted this comment but after a second look, I now noticed this website is a bit different for a different purpose. You are right if you say this is not the correct place. Thanks anyway

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  3. Can't wait to see more images uploaded. More Vim!

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    1. Sure! More VIM! Let's spread the news.

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  4. What exactly are these "fantastic prizes"?

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    1. If a picture tops locally and subsequently tops internationally, the contributor stands a chance of winning a trip to Wikimania in London this year.

      Entries that top locally only will receive souvenirs: T-shirts, bags, and more similar to those pictured here:

      http://bit.ly/1nYDqpq
      http://bit.ly/1khAf97
      http://bit.ly/1p5Ocri
      http://bit.ly/1hXoD6Z

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  5. Nice page,interesting.More greese to ur elbows

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    1. Welcome, and you also can get involved.

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  6. Yay! If I find time maybe I'll pass up north to the Mole National park. Bravo Wikipedia! Love you!

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    1. Hi Mina, thanks for passing by, looking forward to seeing your images. :-).

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  7. hmmmn....for real... just heard about these whilst passing by... i am interested but not sure i will be rewarded

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    1. Kenny, you will be rewarded not only if your entries are good but is/are selected among the top 10 photos as indicated in the post.

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  8. I WILL LIKE TO KNOW THIS FANTASTIC PRIZES

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    1. For the local competition (Ghana) some of the prizes include Wikipedia goodies, not all can be covered here now. For the international, overall winner might go to Wikimania London, and the rest get free photography vouchers . Any question?

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    2. If a picture tops locally and subsequently tops internationally, the contributor stands a chance of winning a trip to Wikimania in London this year.

      Entries that top locally only will receive souvenirs: T-shirts, bags, and more similar to those pictured here:

      http://bit.ly/1nYDqpq
      http://bit.ly/1khAf97
      http://bit.ly/1p5Ocri
      http://bit.ly/1hXoD6Z

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  9. the photos could be in black n white?

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    1. Yes they could. But not all your uploads should be.

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  10. can you present more than one projects

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    1. what of working in groups

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    2. If you mean upload photos as group (i.e. with a username representing a group), then NO. Is individually. Any question?

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  11. screw this its a scam,i have tried this and i was awarded with nothing..everybody forget about it..im Aboagye.

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    1. Hi, WLE in Ghana 2014 is the first WLE held here so I doubt you have tried this before.

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  12. Hej guys, I've got maps of protected areas and Forest Reserves in Ghana produced by myself. Just wondering if it will serve your purpose because the are not "photos"...

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    1. Hi Benjamin, Is this map an image? OR What? You can share a link to it here. If not i think you should explain further.

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  13. These photos are required to be in very high quality. There are some beautiful crazy and wild sites I would like to show the world out of Emoame but I don't have that heavy Canon....sorry Wiki may be some other time. Those sites will still remain uncovered tho...lol

    Africans, Emoame.

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  14. can i prensent my photos on 31st may??

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    1. Hey Anon. Why not? Note: The deadline has been extended to June 30, 2014.

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  15. Aboagye are you sure this is a scam :))

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  16. Can not wait to see ghana's natural sites on wikipedia

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  17. How iwish but i wish u all a successful experience. Cant wait to see ghanas natural sites on wikimedia

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  18. Is the name "Nyanador" or "Nyamador"?

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  19. Hello, come 2 Volta Region if U want the BEST and BEAUTIFUL landscapeS

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    1. Hello. This is not limited to any region. But if you think Volta Region has the best and beautiful, then upload them.

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  20. why has the closing date been extended??

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  21. Hi, are you allowed to use filters?

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  22. Interesting. There are many beautiful sites in GH. Hope to see them here..

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  23. How do you see if people are following or viewing your picture uploads?

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  24. I want to know if I will be notified when people view my picture uploads on the Wikilove earth...

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  25. Hi, what type of camera do I need to take these photos? And do I have to edit these photos somehow? Also, is the free license already built into Wikipedia or do I have to get it from their website first.

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  26. I think the shai hills is also a beautiful view I will make time to load that beautiful hills

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  27. wowwww this is fun but u should have made it very public because not all use wikipedia...i will send wonderful sites

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  28. Just saw ur ad. How unfortunate I cant travel home to aburi now. I look forward to enjoying more exciting pix on wiki

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