On May 1, 2016 the Wikimedia community is starting an international photo contest with a natural heritage theme, Wiki Loves Earth 2016. Wiki Loves Earth is organized through numerous national contests, coordinated by local volunteers.
This is the fourth year of the competition. In 2015 there were 19 countries in the contest and this year it encompasses Algeria, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Moldova, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Tunisia and Ukraine — Wikimedians from these countries are willing to help sharing their natural monuments with the world!
Wiki Loves Earth belongs to the widest photo competitions, we are really happy that you like it. WLE becomes a movement, there are people who donate there time and photos into it year by year. Devoted participants — and also newcomers! — help decrease blind spots on map and highlight unknown places and sights in their countries.
This photo contest is not only a great opportunity to show the charms of nature, but also a chance to draw public attention to environmental problems. Together we can create word wide heritage base of natural objects. Together we will raise awareness about natural resources and zones and their protection.
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.
If you would like to join international WLE with your local contest or have any other questions, please, write on firstname.lastname@example.org.