Winners of 2017!

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Wiki In Africa are pleased to announce that the winners of the Wiki Loves Africa photographic and media competition were declared at Wiki Indaba in Tunis. The international jury had the daunting task of selecting the final set of amazing photographs depicting people working across the continent from a record 18,294 photographs (entered by 2,473 people). Other prizes for photo essays were chosen by the organisers and fellow Wikimedians.

There are 6 winners at the international level! Congratulations to every one of them!

1st Prize: Gift of the Ocean, Tanzania by User:Yann Macherez
2nd Prize: A man carries a huge hammerhead shark through the streets of Mogadishu by User:Marco Gualazzini
3rd Prize: Traditional goat herders in Egypt by User:Hassanelsayadd
Organizers prize : Glass in Swaziland photo essay and videos by user:Bentaylor13413

In addition to these prizes above, and in a new category devised for this year, there were prizes given to photographic collections or photo essays that illustrated either Women at Work or Rare or Traditional ways of working. There was an amazing response to this request. You can read more about the category and the criteria for selection here and view the photo essays that were submitted.

The winners in the photo essay category for Rare or Threatened Traditional Ways of Working was The making of thatch in Nigeria by user:Eric Atie and the winner for the category Women at Work was  Zanzibar seaweeds in Tanzania by user:Rachelclarareed.

Congratulations to all of the winners !!

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