Wiki Loves Earth is an annual international photographic competition. Participants take pictures of local natural heritage in their countries and upload them to Wikimedia Commons, a sister project of Wikipedia. In 2020, the contest is held for the 8th time.
In each country, the contest is organized by separate local teams. This year, 34 countries will participate and the list is extending. The contest runs throughout May 1 – July 31, with different dates for each country. Check Participating countries to learn whether & when your country took part. See also detailed rules and FAQ, as well as Blog for news and stories about the contest.
Every year participants compete for prizes on the local level (each local team determines their own rewards) and get a chance to win an award on the international level. The overall winner gets a fully funded scholarship to attend Wikimania 2021 or an Amazon voucher for the same value; other international-level winners get Amazon vouchers as well. (UPD: Due to the pandemic, it is not certain when the next Wikimania will take place. Therefore an Amazon voucher is the prize for the 1st place winner).
The 1st place winner of WLE 2020: chestnut-tailed starling (Sturnia malabarica), Satchari National Park, Bangladesh, photo by Touhid Parvez Biplob, CC-BY-SA 4.0.
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