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
Please pay attention to this page in particular:
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:
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
We already agreed on the "color" set. Here is the basic mock-up for the
sticker (it will give an idea of the colors :
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:
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)
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
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
Follow us... post... retweet... tell us about your own SM pages so that
we can share what you post as well.