Enter the Commons: Wiki Loves Earth Photo Competition 2017

Enter the Commons: Wiki Loves Earth Photo Competition 2017

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photographic competition to promote natural heritage sites around the world through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). Everybody can participate in this competition. There are a lot of natural heritage sites in India. The goal of Wiki Loves Earth is to encourage people to take pictures of those natural sites, and to put them under a free licence so that others may access them through the Internet.

In June, you may upload as many pictures as you want of natural sites that you have visited. Pictures don’t have to be taken in June, but must be uploaded during that month to be considered. Provide your photo with {{Wiki Loves Earth 2017|in}} template. At the end of the month, the contest jury will begin evaluating the photographs and will choose the best 10 pictures of the natural sites in India, and ultimately in the world.


  • Everybody can participate;
  • Eligible images include all protected or listed areas along with its natural Flora or Fauna in India are within the scope of this competition;
  • The following images are not eligible:
    • Images with Watermark,Timestamp or image credits on the picture itself or any other kind of editing which associates the image with the uploader
    • Images of Monuments/cities etc
    • Non-photographic works such as drawings or entirely computer-generated works
    • Photographs that are already on Commons (i.e., re-uploading is not allowed)
    • As the images will be hosted on Wikimedia Commons, all entries must fall within Commons scope. Any that do not will be disqualified and may be deleted without notice.


The full WLE rules can be read at Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2017/Rules. In short the rules are:

  • two megapixel minimum image
  • must be self-taken
  • must be of a protected area (or its flora or fauna) in India
  • must be appropriately described and categorized
  • must be uploaded during June 1 – June 30, 2017
  • there is no age criterion.

For application and more information, visit Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in India.