The 11th edition of the Wiki Loves Earth 2023 photo contest is on its way!
Wiki Loves Earth is an annual international photographic competition. Participants take pictures of local natural heritage in their countries and upload them to Wikimedia Commons, a sister project of Wikipedia. For all participating countries there are separate competitions organized by local teams.
⏰When? This year WLE will take place between 1st May and 31st July. We have a flexible approach regarding local dates, and local organizers decide when exactly to hold their contest within the international timeframe.
🌍How you can join a contest this year as an organizer or participant?
If you are already a local organizer or want to organize a contest in your country, follow our process in the detailed guidelines for the local teams: https://bit.ly/3TcaTPu.
If you want to upload your photos and become a participant, check out all the details in our rules: http://bit.ly/3Z0JnG8. Also, subscribe on our other social media channels:
In the Picture of the Year competition on Wikimedia Commons, the second place was taken by a photo from last year’s international WLE.
☘️🐜A leaf beetle looking out from a leaf hole of the Alnus nepalensis tree. Adult leaf beetles make holes in host plant leaves while feeding. They camouflage themselves with these holes. Location: Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Attribution: Mildeep (CC-BY-SA 4.0)
Here you can check the full results👉https://commons.wikimedia.org/…/Commons…/2021/Results.
The most awaited moment of Wiki Loves Earth 2022, the largest international photo contest devoted to natural heritage has come! Finally, we are ready to reveal the international winners — 20 of the best nature photos from across 39 participating countries!
You can check out the complete list of winners in a blog post 👉 link in bio. ⠀ We happily congratulate the winners and thank each participant for their contribution to highlighting nature heritage and illustrating Wikipedia and local teams for their hard work to make this contest happen!
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Ukraine has always been an active leader in the contest, often near the top of the list of countries by the number of local participants and photos. But unfortunately, this year, due to the full-scale Russian invasion, Wiki Loves Earth was not held in Ukraine.
Instead, Wikimedia Ukraine organized a campaign to illustrate Wikipedia and Wikidata articles with photos of Ukrainian nature uploaded to Wiki Loves Earth over the previous nine contest editions. The campaign was held from 5th July till 5th August.
Recently, organizers published the results of the campaign:
🌳13 volunteers took part in the Ukrainian Nature Illustration Month. As part of the campaign, they illustrated 718 articles on Ukrainian Wikipedia; in particular, they created 114 new articles. They also improved 510 items on Wikidata.
Participants of the competition will receive prizes and official certificates of participation from the NGO “Wikimedia Ukraine.”
Meanwhile, enjoy Ukrainian landscapes from the previous year’s competition, and stay tuned for the international results of Wiki Loves Earth this year!💚
Maybe you are organizing a contest already for a few years in your country or even for the first time, and you have something interesting or useful to tell the world. Then, here is your unique chance!
The international team would love to share exciting stories from local organizers on international blogs & social media.
You can tell us about: – Your winners and their journey; – Your approach or features of organizing the contest; – Interview with a jury member, participant, or organizer; – Anything else you consider interesting;
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a story to tell and be proud to represent WLE in your country!💚
39 countries participated in the competition this year – that’s a record number for our project’s 9-year history! Most of them have already finished a contest in their countries. Now it’s time to select local winners.
Meanwhile, let’s check the results of the contest so far:
🌳Over 3,800 people participated in the contest; 🌳Wikimedia Commons received over 45,000 new photos of nature-protected areas; 🌳Over 4,600 images already illustrate respective articles on Wikipedia; 🌳Over 2,700 people joined the contest for the first time; 🌳Top countries with the most images: Germany, Wales, Brazil.
Thanks to everyone for participating, and stay tuned to explore the winners of local competitions! After local winners are submitted, the international jury will select global winners in November.