Hi friends

I will be travelling for the next three days so wanted to give you a quick heads-up on the matter of communication.

1) Portal page on Commons.
It is here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa
There is still work on it to do but a good part of the content is now there.

Please pay attention to this page in particular: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2015/Local_events
Amongst the questions we got last year was a recurrent one from "non wikipedians" (or newbies). What is going on in my country ?
I suggest that you add there any event you organize, with appropriate links (to Facebook, your site, an email...)

Note that there is no reason this be limited to the financially supported countries. If an individual (or a couple of individuals) want to simply propose a "get together in a bar", that would be great as well
Heck... I think I will propose a "get together and have a drink" in a bar in Marseille-France. I just need to ask my neighbour (from Cameroon) to indicate me an appropriate place to do so ;)

Also, please consider adding here the names of those who would be willing to be press contact for their country: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2015/Media#Press_contacts_per_country

2) Website

We are in the process of archiving last year website. It will still be available, but at a new url.
The new website will then be set up. I will send an email later to invite those who do not yet have access and want to send me their info so that I can create an account for them.

3) Leaflets, banners and such

A designer has received the brief and has already worked on them. We gave our feedback on the first iteration. I hope we will have the second iteration soon.
We already agreed on the "color" set. Here is the basic mock-up for the sticker (it will give an idea of the colors : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sticker02.pdf)
I'll post the second iteration as soon as we get it and hopefully this will be the last one.

I posted here the text proposed on the poster and on the leaflet: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Wiki_Loves_Africa#Text_on_poster_and_flyer
If you have suggestions, that is the right time to do it. If anyone want to translate, that will be great
Of course, we will post the templates so that you can do your own versions if desired (adding a user-group logo for example)

4) Prizes

We brainstormed and here is the result !

1st prize: a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 + An Africa-published book + Mystery gifts from the Wikimedia Store + print of the participant winning picture
2nd prize: US$300 Amazon gift + An Africa-published book + Mystery gifts from the Wikimedia Store + print of the 2nd prize picture
3rd prize: US$200 Amazon gift + An Africa-published book + Mystery gifts from the Wikimedia Store + print of the 3rd prize picture
Community Prize: US$200 Amazon gift voucher +  An Africa-published book +Mystery gifts from the Wikimedia Store + print of the Community Prize

and yes, you can communicate on those.

5) Social media

No change http://www.facebook.com/wikilovesafrica and http://www.twitter.com/wikilovesafrica
Follow us... post... retweet... tell us about your own SM pages so that we can share what you post as well.