The first month of Wiki Loves Earth contest — the biggest international photo contest devoted to nature heritage — has passed and brought amazing results for the wiki community.
Wiki Loves Earth photo contest runs from May 1 till July 31 this year. During these three months, we are gathering photos of protected sites that will help to draw attention to these areas and illustrate wiki projects. We are excited about the results of May so far, just look at these numbers:
— 32 countries declared their participation in WLE this year (and we are looking forward to welcoming more organizers!);
— 37K photos have been uploaded (check them out by countries);
— and much more to come in June and July!
Let’s take a look at some photos uploaded during May:
This photo was uploaded during this year’s contest in Sweden. It features a full moon in Abisko National Park far up north. Will we get a photo taken even farther? That’s a challenge for you!
How about a picture taken at the highest point? This one was submitted as a part of WLE in Nepal and shows us a group of five lakes at the height of 4100 metres in Sindhupalchowk District. Can you find a WLE 2020 photo taken even higher? Or maybe you have one?
Don’t forget that photos of animals/birds are eligible for the contest, too! But make sure that your photo of them is taken in a protected area. This one is from Taiwan, described by its author as: “Seabirds around the sky seems like inviting us to visit their sweet home which is built on the basalt, the special landscape of Penghu”.
Join Wiki Loves Earth to draw attention to protected areas and help to illustrate wikiprojects!
Take part in the contest:
Please, check a specific period of the contest in your region/country. Review our Rules, prepare your submissions and upload them to Wikimedia Commons.
Haven’t found your region/country on the list? Are you passionate about organizing? Start your local contest:
Check out our detailed guidelines about the process and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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