WLE in Picture of the Year 2022!

We have great news!

Wonderful images from Wiki Loves Earth took place at the top in the competition “Picture of the Year 2022”!🥳

The first place has a picture from Nepal from the author Prasan Shrestha. Congratulations!

Also, there are images from WLE in Bangladesh, Germany, Ukraine, Portugal, Kenya, and Turkey.

We are glad that photos of natural heritages are spreading more and more on Wikipedia🍀

Check the full results here👉https://commons.wikimedia.org/…/Common…/2022/Results/All.

Love Earth and upload your unique images!

Wiki Loves Earth 2023 is announcing the special nomination “Human rights and environment”!🌍

In 2023, Wiki Loves Earth international photo contest again supports the initiative WikiForHumanRights, which partners with the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Its goal is to raise awareness of nature protection and human impacts on nature.

When we protect the environment, we also protect the fundamental human rights we all have — rights to water, life, food, housing, and other fundamental rights that rely on a clean, healthy environment. And this year, we accept photos not only from the countries where the main contest is going but also from the whole world!

Technically, participants would be able to upload images through the “wle-special” campaign.

Check out this page for more detailed information such as criteria for images, examples of images, important notes, how to upload, etc: 👉https://commons.wikimedia.org/…/Human_rights_and….

Also, you can check the winners of the previous year’s special nomination here: 👉https://diff.wikimedia.org/…/wiki-loves-earth-2022…/.

Follow our channels for local organizers to be first updated about the main news:

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wlecommunity/;

Telegram chat: @WLE organizers 2023;

A mailing list for local organizers: wikilovesearth@lists.wikimedia.org.

If you have any questions, please contact the international team at wle-team@wikimedia.org.ua.

Don’t hesitate to participate and let’s love our planet together!🌳

Wiki Loves Earth 2023 international photo contest has started!

Dear WLE community! Great news!

Wiki Loves Earth 2023 international photo contest has started!🥳

13 countries have started their local competitions today and we have the first uploads!

👉You can check participating countries here: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/…/Participating_countries.

👉 And check out uploaded images so far: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/…/Category:Images_from….Good luck to each local team and each participant.

Let’s love Earth together💚

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Hurry up to join!

Dear WLE organizer!
The contest is starting very soon and this message is for those, who are still hesitating: to join or not to join?🤔

You still have time! Already 32 countries are in the active stage of the preparation and you can be the next one!

Reminder, that you need some of the criteria to start the contest:

– Team of volunteers with clear roles and timelines;
– Defining eligible natural sites (must be officially protected);
– Preparing a landing page for the local contest;
– Promotion of the contest in social networks;
– Jury to evaluate the photos (select top-15 local winners for an international contest);
– Awards for your winners.

If you have any questions, please contact the international team at wle-team@wikimedia.org.ua anytime!

Take time for the preparation and make your unique contribution to the Earth’s heritage!🌳

Dear WLE community! Something exciting is coming!🥳

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.

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:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wikilovesearth/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/interwle
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WikiLovesEarth
Website: https://wikilovesearth.org/

If you have any questions, please contact the international team at wle-team@wikimedia.org.ua. We are always happy to answer your questions!

Take time for the preparation and stay tuned for Wiki Loves Earth 2023!🌳

Find French, Spanish and Arabic translations here: http://bit.ly/3ZZlekA.

Wiki Loves Earth: Picture of the year

Hey! Here is an interesting fact: 🤔

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.

🌳Meet the international winners for WLE 2022!

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 👉 here.

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!

What about Wiki Loves Earth in Ukraine?

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!💚

Showcase your stories of Wiki Loves Earth!

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 wle-team@wikimedia.org.ua if you have a story to tell and be proud to represent WLE in your country!💚