There are thousands of sports and games played across Africa that the world doesn’t know about. There are a myriad of games that are indigenous to Africa, originated from Africa, played by Africans and we intend to bring these games to the open.
The African games and sports writing contest (Afrosports) for short, is aimed at bridging the gap on Wikipedia by writing articles about the historical and contemporary African Sports Scene. In simple terms, the purpose of this contest is to put out content – articles on Wikipedia that will increase the knowledge currently available on sports in Africa. We need articles that show the beauty in our sports bringing to light the African sports sector.
This year’s Afrosports contest will be focusing on the English Wikipedia and 6 other African languages. This includes, Igbo Wikipedia, Hausa Wikipedia, Dagbani Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Swahili Wikipedia, and the Kinyarwanda Wikipedia. If you aren’t proficient in any of the African languages listed, we have you covered, we have made the option of writing as many articles on the English Wikipedia as possible.
If we don’t write about African Sports, who will?
New to writing articles on Wikipedia? Free Knowledge Africa has you covered. We will be organizing step-by-step beginner-friendly training sessions teaching you all you need to create articles on Wikipedia. These training sessions will be virtual, that way you can join from the comfort of your home at a convenient time. There will also be community groups where you will have access to your trainers when you have questions.
But that’s not all, there are amazing prizes to be won ranging from $50 to $500. Yes, $500.
What are you waiting for? Get registered below.
We look forward to creating magic with you.
P.S: After registering check out the contest page here.