FAQ

  • Is there a limit on the number of photos I can submit?
No, you can submit as many as you like. Some people are uploading photos of hundreds of sites. However, we recommend you upload your best and quality photographs and increase your chances of winning.
  • Can I use Photoshop or a similar program to post-process my photos before submitting them?
Yes of course. The photos can be edited or processed by using any software. But please avoid the temptation to over-process: this is a photographic and not a computer art contest.
  • What are the guidelines on image size?
Please submit images that are as large as possible and do not “downsize for the web”. We value high resolution images for many purposes including print. While images below 5 megapixels may be accepted for the national contest, they will not be considered for a prize as they lack usability at larger sizes, especially in print. Please note we won’t contact you and ask you to submit larger resolution photos.
  • Can I edit Wikipedia myself to add my photo to an article that doesn’t have images?
Yes, we’d be delighted! As your competition entry is already on Wikimedia Commons, it can easily be re-used on Wikipedia just by adding a link to the page.
  • I am not the world’s best photographer. Do you still want my images?
Yes please! Even if you may not be entering in the expectation of winning one of the prizes, your entry can still give you the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped to document your local environment and natural heritage, and that you have made your images freely available for future generations. That you have contributed to or even become part of a growing community (Wikipedia) that believes in making knowledge freely available to all.
  • Areas are too large, how to focus what to photograph?
The most useful pictures are those of wide views and representative biotopes. You can also submit photos of representative or rare species (animals, plants etc.) taken in protected areas, but these photos should be properly identified. If you submit such photos, it is up to you to describe them so that we know that a photo was taken in a nature reserve (and not on somebody’s own balcony).
  • What shall we do if some areas have an entrance fee?
Nothing bad about that. We are not going to force someone to pay for a chance of taking photos. On the contrary, people who are going to pay for entrance will do this anyway, and we encourage them to take pictures there.

6 thoughts on “FAQ”

    1. Could you tell what country’s natural heritage monument you wish upload a picture of, please?

  1. I have read FAQ but bit confused about competition, please clarify if Wiki Love Earth 2016 is specific to submit pictures of Northern Areas in Pakistan or it can be elsewhere or anything that covers nature and earth?

    An early response in this regard would be highly appreciated.

    regards

  2. I have uploaded some photos for wiki loves Earth contest but have made a small mistake in the description. Can I change the description and title of already uploaded pic? If yes, How?

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