Wiki Loves Earth 2017 is an international photo contest about protected natural heritage sites, which is open to everybody and is organised by the local chapters of Wikimedia and volunteer groups from different countries.
Natural Heritage is an important part of the knowledge gathered and spread by Wikipedia. Everyone can contribute, both with images and articles. An image is worth a thousand words, in all languages.
Everyone is invited to upload images of Site of Community Importance (SCI, in Spanish Lugares de Importancia Comunitaria) included in the Natura 2000 network under a free license. The idea of this project is to get a global and unique vision of the natural heritage of each country.
Joining Wiki Loves Earth 2017 contest you will contribute to improve the contents of Wikipedia and the rest of the Wikimedia projects.
Wiki Loves Earth is organized in Spain by Wikimedia España, a non-profit association which spreads and promotes free knowledge and in particular Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects in the Spanish territory; if you want to collaborate in the organization of the contest or other activities, you can join us or make a donation.
Rules to participate
The basic rules for this contest are as follows:
- Photograph protected natural sites, which can be done at any moment.
- Upload the pictures to Wikimedia Commons (you will have to sign-up) with a free license between May 1st and May 31st 2017.
- The photographs must have been taken by the participants and must have been loaded by themselves.
- The Site of Community Importance identifier must be provided with the photographs (with help of the existing listings and the map you will find in each of them). Here you can learn more.
There's no limit of the number of images that you can upload. What are you waiting for to go out and take photos? (read the complete terms of participation). If you still have questions in this video (Spanish) you will find a step by step explanation about how to participate.
History of the contest
The contest Wiki Loves Earth was organised for the first time in 2013 in Ucrania, where 365 photographers uploaded over 11 000 images. In 2014 edition the contest spread over 16 countries worldwide with a result of 170 000 photographs from 3000 participants. In that edition some areas of Spain did participate, Catalonia, Balearic Islands and the Land of Valencia, and in 2015 the contest included for the first time the whole Spanish territory.
Selection process and awards
The contest is composed of 2 different phases, the first one takes place within Spain with a national jury and with our prizes; in the second phase, of international scope, the best 10 photographs of each national contest will participate with an international jury that will select the best pictures of monuments in 2017 worldwide and will also grant important prizes.
Wiki Loves Earth 2017 - Wikimedia España - CC-BY-SA 4.0
Participating in the contest is very easy, you may do it through our Flickr group
or via Wikimedia Commons
following these steps:
Everyone may participate in this contest.
Try to take original pics.
There are many interesting places, take advantage of your free time!
Natural sites may be nearer to you than you think.
If you are going to be travelling to one of the countries that participates in this contest, do not forget your camera…
And focus on the details!
If you have any doubts, you may contact us at email@example.com.
By participating in this contest, you accept its terms and conditions.
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