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Wiki Loves Africa Photo Contest 2020 – Easy Steps to Apply Here.

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Wiki Loves Africa 2020 Photo Contest:- Of all of the millions of subjects you can read about on Wikipedia, subjects relating to Africa have the least coverage.

This is because of a number of reasons, but mostly because many people do not know that they can donate their images, videos and audio.

Wiki Loves Africa needs your help to show the richness, difference and beauty of Africa.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

You may also apply for the

Zawadi Africa Education Fund 2020 Undergraduate Scholarship for Women.

About the Wiki Loves Africa 2020 Photo Contest

The theme for the 2020 contest is… Africa on the Move or Transport.

The theme Africa on the Move! encourages the submission of visual representations of movementmigration or transportation, whether local or regional, by path, road, sea, or air, self-propelled, or by animal, natural or mechanical means.

Submissions could also capture the historical or contemporary structures that have been created to facilitate movement or the transportation of people, goods, or animals.

Wiki Loves Africa is a photo competition to share the daily practices of people across the continent with each other and the rest of the world, via Wikipedia.

Wiki Loves Africa is a public annual photo contest where people across Africa can contribute media (photographs, video and audio) about their environment on Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Wiki Loves Africa particularly encourages participants to contribute media that illustrate a specific theme for that year.

Each year the theme changes and could include any such 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).

Type: Contest

Eligibility: 

There are a few rules to respect for the images to be eligible.

  • Rule 1: All photos must be taken by the person submitting them. They can be uploaded by you or uploaded during a registered mass upload session. Your image must have your name or nom de plume on the uploaded file.
  • Rule 2: Entries will only be accepted if uploaded between the 15th February to 31st March 2020. You can enter media that was taken at any time, even historical photographs (as long as you own the copyright on these photographs or they are in the public domain), but they must be uploaded during those dates.
  • Rule 3: Images with watermarks or embedded signatures will not be eligible. All entries submitted to the contest will automatically be licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 (CC-BY-SA 4.0) (or those in the public domain). Read more about the cc-by-sa license here.
  • Rule 4: All eligible pictures will be categorised under Images from Wiki Loves Africa 2020, this will be automatically assigned during the upload process. (Feel free to add other relevant categories and descriptions to make the images more usable on the projects.)
  • Rule 5: Participants must registered on WIkimedia Commons and be contactable. Please enable e-mail on Wikimedia Commons so we can contact you should your image be chosen for a prize.

Rule 6: To be considered for the video prize, the file must be uploaded in the video format (.ogg, .ogv, or .webm) that is required for Wikimedia Commons. Please note audio and visual quality and storytelling will be taken into account for your file to be eligible for a prize.

You may also apply for the

Facebook/Andela #BuildforSDG Challenge 2020 for African Developers.

Selection Criteria: 

The judging will be done by a panel of international Wikipedians, professional photographers and subject specialists, based of thumb rules of photography and as well as the community standards.

  • A good photo has a good story to tell.
  • A good photo removes all unnecessary distractions from the chief element, so that the latter is not out of the focus.
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects.
  • Technical quality – Image parameters such as focus, lighting, saturation, ISO etc. will be taken into consideration.

The jury will judge individual entries based on the following criteria:

  • Technical quality
  • Originality
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects.

Value of Contest: 

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 transport or structures that facilitate transportation : US$500
  • Prize for best quality video (audio and visual quality and storytelling will be taken into account): $500

Each winner will also receive a pack of goodies (proposed: a hat “I edit Wikipedia from Africa”, a branded battery, stickers).

You may also apply for the

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships 2020 for Undergraduate Study in USA.

Application Deadline: 

31st March 2020

How to Apply: 

ENTER YOUR IMAGES HERE.

Official Website:

For More Information Visit the Official Contest Webpage Here.

 

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Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship

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Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship application is  now open. See details below on how to apply.

Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship:

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is now accepting applications from academically excellent young Africans for its 2022 postgraduate scholarship award to study at a South African tertiary institution. The deadline for submission of applications for the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship is 20th April, 2021.

Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship Programme is calling for applications. The Scholarship provides full funding for up to a maximum of two years of postgraduate study for an African citizen at recognised South African institutions.

The programme is built on the Foundation’s founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership, and a belief that leadership begins with inner transformation.

They aim to keep Nelson Mandela’s legacy alive by equipping young African leaders with the competence and courage to transform the continent into a place where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive.

The Foundation’s programme is delivered primarily through a series of week-long residential workshops which you will attend during your time in residence.

Who can apply for Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship

You are eligible if:

  • You are between the ages of 19 and 29;
  • Are a citizen of any African country;
  • Have a first degree with above average academic results (70% or upper second).

Benefits of Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship covers

  • Tuition and registration fees as set by your university or institution
  • A study materials allowance as set by the MRF
  • Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF
  • A medical aid allowance as set by the MRF
  • A personal allowance as set by the MRF
  • Research and conferencing grants can be made available on request
  • Economy-class flights for international scholars from their home countries to their institutions at the start and end of their studies

Selection Criteria

They are looking for young Africans who have demonstrated the potential to embody our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership. You must have already assumed leadership and made an impact on your campus or community.

Application Key Dates

  • March: Applications open on Tuesday, 23 March 2021. Candidates can add recommenders on the platform and begin uploading their documentation and working on their personal essays. See ‘requirements’.
  • April: Applications close by the end of Tuesday, 20 April 2021. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted under any circumstances.
  • June: You will be notified by the end of June whether or not you are through to Round Two.
  • July: You will be notified by the end of July whether or not you are through to Round Three.
  • August: You will be notified by the end of August if you are invited for an interview in the Final Round, or if you have been unsuccessful.
  • October: Interviews will be conducted virtually this year. You will be notified by the end of October if you are selected as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar.
  • October-December: Selected Mandela Rhodes Scholars must do their best to secure acceptance at their university of choice, and their study visa for travel to South Africa in January.

How to Apply for Mandela Rhodes Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship

Step 1: Check programme requirements

Step 2: Get your documents ready

  • Recommenders: They require three letters of recommendation as part of your application. Your recommenders must submit their letters through the application platform. Without these letters, you cannot submit your application. Get in touch with three people who have relevant experience of you and insight into your character as soon as possible – even before applications open – to ask them permission and give them time to write their letters. Once you register a recommender on the platform, they will receive an email asking them to log on and upload their letter.
  • Documentation: You will be required to upload certificates of completion for your degrees, transcripts of your academic results, and scans of your ID and passport documents.
  • Essays: You will be asked to write two short essays, one on your personal journey, and one on a specific question relating to our principles.
  • Application for university: You will be asked to fill in your proposed course of study on your application. They do not require proof that you have applied, but they recommend that you apply as soon as possible, and to more than one university.

STEP 3: Apply online!

For More Information Visit the Official Scholarship Webpage Here.

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African Union Continental Essay Competition 2021 for African Youths

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African Union Continental Essay Competition 2021 for African Youths is open for application.  The African Union (AU) is now accepting applications from African Youth of age 18-35 years for its 2021 Continental Essay Competition.

The deadline for the submission of applications for the African Union Continental Essay Competition is 19th April 2021.

African Union Continental Essay Competition 2021

An opportunity for African Youth to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences on the “Leadership for the Africa We Want”, and have their winning entries contribute to the Pan-African Young Leaders Training Manual

Theme: “Leadership for the Africa We Want”

Essays will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Recognition and awarding of winners:

Participation is voluntary. Winners will be awarded a certificate of recognition, featured on the Pan-African Young Leaders Program webpage and their ideas included in the Pan-African Young Leaders Training Manual

AU Continental Essay Competition 2021 Application Criteria and Procedure:

  1. The Essay is submitted by an African Youth of age 18-35 years and who is a citizen of any of the 55 member states of African Union
  2. African Youth residing either in Africa or in the diaspora
  3. The Essay has a maximum of a 1000 words
  4. Young women are highly encouraged to participate in the competition
  5. The Essay is submitted in PDF to the email: essay@youlead.africa
  6. Submit a copy of your national ID or passport
  7. The Essay should be submitted in one of the official African Union languages.

Application Start Date:

  • Continental call for essays starts 19th March 2021

Closing Date

  • Close of entries: 19th April 2021

You may also see other competition for Africa students here.

More Opportunities:

1. Eni Scholarships 2021 to Study in the UK ( Fully Funded ).

2. Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance 2021/2022 Scholarships for Young Africans.

3. Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme | Calling Start-up African Entrepreneurs.

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HEARD PhD Scholarship 2021 – See Easy Way to Apply

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HEARD PhD Scholarship 2021 is open for applications from interested and qualified candidates. See details on how to apply below.

About the HEARD PhD Scholarship 2021:

The scholarship is aimed producing expertly qualified graduates to advise or to be part of influential policy-making or programme implementing entities in Africa, and to pursue additional research priorities.

Eligibility:

Applications are invited from citizens of all African countries. Female candidates and, in the case of South Africa, those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply.

Also candidates must:

  • Hold a Master’s Degree in a pertinent subject or a first or upper second class degree together with a track record of professional experience in a health or health-related field.
  • Have demonstrable research experience.
  • Undertake to register for a PhD dissertation (full time) at the University of KwaZulu–Natal (UKZN).
  • Make a commitment to remain on the African continent for at least TWO years after graduation.

To be Taken at (Country): South Africa

Value of HEARD PhD Scholarship 2021:

The value of each scholarship is R540, 000 and will be paid in equal tranches over three years and payments will be conditional on research progress.

Successful candidates are required to be based in Durban, South Africa, for the duration of the scholarship, with the exception of the time during which they may undertake field research elsewhere.

Duration of HEARD Scholarship: 

The HEARD PhD scholarship will be for 3 years.

How to Apply for the HEARD PhD Scholarship 2021:

    • A letter of motivation and CV.
    • An eight to ten-page concept note on one of HEARD’s key thematic research areas: Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights; Gender Equality and Health; Health Governance and Finance; and Health Systems Strengthening.
    • Certified copies of both your academic qualifications and your full academic records. If qualifications were obtained from non-English speaking countries please ensure that an official English translation is included.
    • A certified copy of your ID/passport.
    • Two letters of reference, at least one of which must be academic. The second can be from an individual of professional standing.

Application Deadline:

  • Applications must be submitted to Ms Cailin Hedderwick, PhD Programme Manager (Hedderwick@ukzn.ac.za) by 15 April 2021.

Official Website:

For More Information Visit the Official HEARD Scholarship Webpage Here.

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