Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group kicked off the 2022 activities agenda with the Traditional Albanian Food Photography Contest. The contest aimed to upload traditional food and beverages pictures to enrich Wikimedia Commons which will illustrate Wikipedia’s articles with images on upcoming campaigns.
This campaign started on February 7 and lasted for 3 weeks.
To promote it and gather many people to take part in this photography contest, our Group reached out to partners to share the social media posts. In addition, we wrote newsletters that were published on online portals and newspapers, and representatives from our Group appeared on TV and radio to talk about the contest, other running activities, and upcoming campaigns. We also approached different Photography and Cuisine Facebook Groups to post our campaign on their pages to attract as many people as we could.
We created the contest page on Wikimedia Commons and its own category to have the participants read the campaign's information, rules and upload their pictures. We also provided a video in Albanian created by our group on how to upload images on Wikimedia Commons.
For more details, check out some information here.
Participants have uploaded 151 pictures on Wikimedia Commons. The pictures represent traditional Albanian food and beverages from different regions in Albania and Kosovo, highlighting the timing and period when people eat the food.