For all participating countries, there are separate competitions organized by local teams, so periods, rules, prizes, etc., might differ a bit.

If you want to upload your images to take part in the international part of the Wiki Loves Earth contest, your submission should:

  • Be self-taken;
    All entries must be original photographs uploaded by their authors. Photos uploaded by anyone other than the author (even with permission) are not accepted.
  • Be self-uploaded during the contest period (May-July 2024);
    You are also welcome to submit photos you may have taken in the past. What matters is that photos must be uploaded during the contest period (in May-July 2024, exact dates listed on the contest page)
  • Be under a free license;
  • Contain an identified natural monument / natural park / protected area etc.;
    – Lists of eligible sites are published by each participating country. Photos of representative species (animals, plants, etc.) taken in an eligible site also qualify if they are properly identified;
    -Photos should include coordinates and have a full description of the area pictured there.
  • Be nominated through a national contest;
  • Have at least 2Mpx;
    Photos under 2Mpx can be accepted in local contests, but should such a photo be nominated for the international part, the author will have to upload the photo in a higher resolution, or the photo will be disqualified;
  • A participant should have an activated e-mail address via Preferences on their account.


The rules can be adapted via the international team if needed.

29 thoughts on “Rules”

  1. I would like to know what size the image has to be and what resolution in order to participate for nature competition 2022 . Can be done some editing?
    Kind regards

    1. Hey, Viorica!
      Photo must be at least 2Mpx and we don’t have any specific limitation on resolution.
      You can edit your photos, but it should look naturally.
      Also feel free to check more detailed rules here.

  2. After Bangladeshi photographer Touhid Biplob won 1st place in the 2020 competition, I came to know about this photography competition. Hopefully I will try to participate in this competition later.

  3. Participating communities organise national contests, e.g. Australia ( You can find a list of all participating countries at By uploading images from a country you participate in their national contest. Then national juries choose the ten best photos for each country and submit them for the international contest. There are prizes in some of the national contests and there are international prizes.

  4. What does it mean “Be nominated through a national contest (10 photos per country).”?

    1. It means that you need to upload pictures through an upload form made for your country. Then the pictures of this country will be evaluated by local jury who will choose 10 best of them. Only then will start an international round of the contest where only these best photos (10 from each participating country) will compete.

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