Earlier in May, Wikimedia Commons picture of the year has been announced. It was the eleventh edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons image competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons.
All images promoted to featured picture status in 2016 were eligible for participation which means images from photographers and illustrators that the Wikimedia Commons community has chosen as some of the highest quality on the site.
There were 4765 people who voted in total and 1475 candidate images.
The winning image of Jubilee and Munin, Ravens of the Tower of London, got 615 votes.
Wiki Loves Earth 2015 and 2016 finalists came with second, eleventh, and four more places among 58 finalists. Congratulations!
Quality, featured or valued status is given to a picture by the community of Wikimedia Commons. You can see all images promoted to Featured, Quality, or Valued with FastCCI, a gadget that shows up on category pages as a simple, two-part button.
More information on the picture of the year competitions you can also find over on Commons.
On May 1, 2017, the Wikimedia community starts the fourth international photocontest aiming to picture under a free license as many natural monuments and protected areas as possible and to promote natural heritage sites around the World through Wikimedia projects. The competition is open to everyone!
Last year the contest attracted more than 13,600 participants. The competition was organized in 26 countries in the same time, while the additional contest category ‘Biosphere reserves’ was open to participants from all 120 countries that are members of the UNESCO’s world network of biosphere reserves. The top 15 photos came from Serbia, Bulgaria, Nepal, Estonia, Ukraine, Spain, Austria, Brazil, Germany, and Thailand.
And again Wiki Loves Earth is set to start crowdsourcing gorgeous landscapes in May. Anyone can take part in the competition; however, registration on Wikimedia Commons is required. To enter the contest, find an item or place you are familiar with from the competition list, submit a picture you have taken (past or present), and upload it to Wikimedia Commons beginning May 1 through May 31, 2016.
The full report of the last year’s international jury, explaining its work, selection process and bringing the results together with comments of the jury, is available here.
We invite everyone to make this year’s contest a great and valuable contribution to free knowledge!
If you would like to join international WLE with your local contest or have any other questions, please, write on firstname.lastname@example.org.