The theme for the 2021 contest is Health + Wellness. The 2021 competition starts on 15th February 2021 and closes on 15th of April 2021
What prizes are up for grabs?
There are several prizes up for grabs, both nationally and internationally. For national prizes, please see what events are being held locally in your country. At the international level, there are 3 main prizes for Wiki Loves Africa, and as with last year, there will be two additional prize categories for photos and media. The international prizes are:
1st prize: US$1000
2nd prize: US$800
3rd prize: US$500
Additional categories are:
Culturally specific or traditional representations of health or wellness : US$500
Prize for best quality video (audio and visual quality and storytelling will be taken into account): US$500
(Disclaimer: Prizes to be dispersed in a gift card or voucher format.)
Each winner will also receive a pack of goodies (proposed: a hat “I edit Wikipedia from Africa”, a branded battery, stickers)
What is Wiki Loves Africa in Kenya?
Wiki Loves Africa is an annual contest where anyone across Africa can contribute media that relates to that year’s theme to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wiki Loves Africa encourages participants to contribute media (photographs, video and audio) that illustrate the specific theme for that year. Each year the theme changes. Each year’s theme is chosen by the community to be a universal, visually-rich and culturally-specific topics (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc.)
What should we contribute ?
Pictures! Audios! Videos! The theme Health + Wellness encourages the submission of visual representations of health, wellness and can include representations of traditional or western medical interventions or personnel, healthy eating, or exercise etc.. IMPORTANT: Please note that while the threat of contracting COVID-19 is still present globally, the Wiki Loves Africa organisers encourages people who wish to take photographs to exercise EXTREME CAUTION. Do not attend in-person events or take photographs anywhere without a mask. We would prefer that you use images from your archive or as you go about your daily practices. Please do not place yourself (or any person with you) at risk or in danger. #staysafe. >> Read more about the theme and get inspiration here.
How to enter
Take photos related to the theme Health + Wellness
Same rules as the international contest. To take part in Wiki Loves Africa 2021 in Kenya, a submission should:
Be self-taken All entries must be original photographs uploaded by their authors. Photos uploaded by anyone else than author (even with permission) are not accepted.
Be self-uploaded during the contest period 15th February to 15th April 2021;You are also welcome to submit photos you may have taken in the past. What matters is that photos must be uploaded during the contest period (15th February – 15th April,2021)
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In 1937, during the Japanese occupation of much of China and the retreat of the Nationalists, Wu was forced to flee, returning south to Malaya to live in Ipoh. However, he realized that his home and collection of ancient Chinese medical books were burnt.
In 1943, Wu was captured by Malayan left-wing resistance freedom fighters and was held for ransom. He was subsequently nearly prosecuted by the Japanese authorities for supporting the resistance movement by paying the ransom, but was protected by having previously treated a Japanese military officer.
Wu was a vocal commentator on the social issues of the time.
With his friends, Wu founded the Anti-Opium Association in Penang. He organised a nationwide anti-opium conference in the spring of 1906 that was attended by approximately 3000 people. This attracted the attention of the powerful forces involved in the lucrative trade of opium and, in 1907, this led to a search and subsequent discovery of one ounce of tincture of opium in Wu’s dispensary, for which he was convicted and fined.
In the winter of 1910, Wu was given instructions from the Foreign Office of the Imperial Qing court in Peking, to travel to Harbin to investigate an unknown disease that killed 99.9% of its victims. This was the beginning of the large pneumonic plague pandemic of Manchuria and Mongolia, which ultimately claimed 60,000 lives.
Wu was able to conduct a postmortem (usually not accepted in China at the time) on a Japanese woman who had died of the plague. Having ascertained via the autopsy that the plague was spreading by air, Wu developed surgical masks he had seen in use in the West into more substantial masks with layers of gauze and cotton to filter the air.Gérald Mesny, a prominent French doctor, who had come to replace Wu, refused to wear a mask and died days later of the plague.