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.