Best competition images are among the Picture of the year winners and finalists

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!

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Second place: Wild elephants walking up a road in the area of Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. Photo by Khunkay, CC BY-SA 3.0. The image won the 5th prize in the national contest of Thailand in Wiki Loves Earth 2015.
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Eleventh place: Sunset from top of Hawk’s Eye Rock. Protiate Kaminnia Natural Geological Monument. Photo by Ryzhkov Sergey, CC BY-SA 4.0. The image  won the 1st prize in the national contest of Ukraine.
Gazelles of Sunset
27th place: Gazelles` silhouettes glazing within the sun rays. Photo by Anass Errihani, CC BY-SA 3.0. The image won the 1st prize in the national contest of Morocco.
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30th place: Khlong Lan Waterfall, Khlong Lan National Park. Photo by Khunkay, CC-BY-SA-3.0. This image won the 8th prize in the national contest of Thailand in Wiki Loves Earth 2015
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38th place: Sunrise in Rio de Janeiro with Sugarloaf Mountain, seen from Tijuca Park. Photo by Donatas Dabravolskas, CC-BY-SA-3.0. This image was uploaded as part of Wiki Loves Earth 2016 in Brazil
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54th place: Sunrise in Meenikunno Nature Park, located in the south-eastern region of Estonia. Photo by Vaido Otsar, CC-BY-SA-3.0.  This image was among top 10 in Wiki Loves Earth Estonia 2016.
FastccihebrewQuality, 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.

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