For all participating countries there are separate competitions organized by local teams, so periods, rules, prizes, etc. might differ a bit. To take part in the international part of the Wiki Loves Earth contest, a submission should:
- Be self-taken;
All entries must be original photographs uploaded by their authors. Photos uploaded by anyone else than the author (even with permission) are not accepted.
- Be self-uploaded during the contest period (May-July 2022);
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 2022, 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.
- 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 partб 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 of their account.
The rules can be adapted via the international team if needed.
29 thoughts on “Rules”
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?
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.
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.
I’m not from turkey but is it possible to participate in turkey photos?
Is it open for ages 15 and above?
There is no age limit
Can I only post pictures of my own country?
You can upload pictures not only from your country, but from all countries that take part in the contest. See them on https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2016#Participating_countries_2016 marked in green. Today is the last day for participating!
I want to participate in this contest
You can upload your images on this page: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Campaign:wle-in (please register on that web-site)
Please don’t forget to give descriptions to the photos and name the protected area they are from
can we send photos of any place of our country or only of our city?
The photos must be from a nature protected area in a country that takes part in the contest. Please see https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2016#Participating_countries_2016
l Want to participated on contest
What prizes are win Thank you
Hy i am Ali Kazim From Pakistan And want to Take Part in this competition
And how can i Participate in this Competition..??
You can upload photos from Pakistan here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:UploadWizard&campaign=wle-pk
Please register or log in on that site first.
Hey I’m also frm Pakistan, if you know the criteria,please inform me to ,thanks
Please see information about WLE in Pakistan here: https://wle.carrd.co
Participating communities organise national contests, e.g. Australia (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2016_in_Australia). You can find a list of all participating countries at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2016#Participating_countries_2016. 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.
What does it mean “Be nominated through a national contest (10 photos per country).”?
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.
Wanna join upcoming contest
how can i send the pictures for competion
Where can I upload the picture?
Hello! In order to take part in the contest UPLOAD them via Wikimedia Commons. Please, read the instructions here: http://wikilovesearth.org/
so l want to take part in it